Newcastle United stars have been promised a free stag do by a local firm if they qualify for the Champions League this season.

The Magpies’ first-team squad will also pick-up the perk if they win a cup and end the club’s 53-year silverware drought.

The freebie has been pledged by Newcastle-mad stag party firm Last Night of Freedom.

Matt Mavir, Managing Director of the Gateshead-based firm said forking out for the squad’s send-off into marriage would be a “small price to pay” to see the glory days return to Tyneside.

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Matt said: “There hasn’t been this much excitement surrounding the club for 20 years.

“The whole of Newcastle is buzzing, as is our office. We just want to give the players that little bit of an extra incentive.”

The Northern Echo: Matt Mavir, Managing Director of Last Night of Freedom which has made the offer to toon players. Picture: PRMatt Mavir, Managing Director of Last Night of Freedom which has made the offer to toon players. Picture: PR

With the new Premier League season set to kick-off this weekend, expectations for Newcastle are sky-high.

After becoming one of the world’s richest clubs the Saudi-backed takeover, the club have splashed the cash and heightened hopes that the Geordies could once again become a major footballing force.

And it hasn’t gone unnoticed by the firm that several of the club’s stars are in relationships – with some having recently popped the question.

Matt added: “Both Joelinton and Bruno Guimaraes got engaged this summer, and Sven Botman seems loved up, so we know at least some of the squad will be thinking of booking a stag do at the end of the season.

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“We organise trips everywhere – from Las Vegas to the North Pole – but our most popular destination is Newcastle. We even have a party pad, Honeypot House, down the Bigg Market and I can’t think of a better spot for some pre-season bonding.

“Plus, we’ll even chuck in the t-shirts and inflatables for free – and organise a game of bubble football for them if they want.”

The perk is being offered to anyone who makes Eddie Howe’s 25-man first team squad. Matt said the company will cover the cost of that individual player’s hotel and flights to any of the firm’s 50+ British and European locations – as long as they are tying the knot in 2023.

Bookies believe Eddie Howe’s side could be dark horses this season.

Online oddsmaker SkyBet have priced them at 7/1 to crack the top four – although they are a whopping 150/1 to win the league.

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However, the bookmaker has priced them at 14/1 to win the FA Cup or the EPL Cup – and are among the favourites in both markets.

And that’s before the end of their summer spending. NUFC reportedly had around £45m offer for Leicester and England star James Maddison rejected this weekend, although he reportedly remains the North East side’s top target.

The club already signed Botman and England goalkeeper Nick Pope – with Last Night of Freedom greeting both players at St James’ by dishing out free-t-shirts featuring the players to eager fans.

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