There are multiple reports in today’s papers that new manager Sam Allardyce will plan a huge clearout at Newcastle.
Whatever money he gets from the clearout – can be invested in new players coming to the club.
Sam Allardyce – He’s Not Worth that much !
The News of the World reports that Sam will be given â‚¤15M to spend in the summer plus whatever he gets in clearing out players.
Surprisingly the article indicates that Sam plans to unload Kieron Dyer, Scott Parker, Emre and Oba Martins and the first player he will bring in (for free) will be Mark Viduka.
For a free that is probably good business for Viduka – and we expect Sam to bring in some good players without having to pay way over the odds that previous managers paid. (see below for some of our worst ever deals).
Other players we expect to be moved and likely transfer amounts include:
- Albert Luque – sent on loan to PSV
- Titus Bramble – free
- Craig Moore – free
- Celestine Babayaro – â‚¤1M
- Stephen Carr – â‚¤1M
- Olivier Bernard – free
- Oguchi Onyewu – free
Why didn’t we extend Bramble’s contract so we then could sell him for say â‚¤2M to Portsmouth or Fulham?
Bramble – why let him go for nothing?
The most we can get for these players is around â‚¤2M so Allardyce would need to sell some of the better players to generate real funds.
Other players that could be moved out (according to the News of the World) and likely transfer amounts include:
- Kieron Dyer – â‚¤6M
- Scott Parker – â‚¤6M
- Emre – â‚¤6M
- Martins – â‚¤15M
- Owen – â‚¤9M
Of these four we think moving Owen, Parker and Martins out would not be good – but Dyer and Emre could be moved on to secure $12 in additional funds that would give Big Sam $14M plus the $15M he gets from the board up front.
As we all know – Newcastle have executed some very bad transfer deals in the past.
Some examples of overpaying in the last few years are listed below along with the manager who brought them in:
- Elena Marcelino – center back – from Real Mallorca â‚¤6M (Ruud Gullit)
- Diego GavilÃ¡n – midfielder – from Cerro PorteÃ±o â‚¤2M (Bobby Robson)
- Hugo Viana – midfielder – from Sporting Lisbon â‚¤8.5M (Bobby Robson)
- Jean-Alain Boumsong – center back – from Rangers â‚¤8.5M (Graeme Souness)
- Albert Luque – striker – from Deportivo de La CoruÃ±a â‚¤9.5M (Graeme Souness)
We highlight these becasue we expect Allardyce to be a lot better in his transfer dealings than the above managers – and it is very likely Allardyce will completely change the look of the Newcastle team.
Who Sam will bring in is anybody’s guess but they are likely to be good value for money if he does what he did consistently did at Bolton.
Who do you think we should bring in to replace them?
Comments are always welcome.