Newcastle fans have been following the news of possible Newcastle signings for over 2 months now, and the first signing has come as a shock, be it a pleasant shock.
Jonas Gutierrez – Newcastle first summer signing
Not once have we been linked with Jonas Gutierrez this summer, and yet the club managed to sign him without letting the cat out of the bag, not even one paw could we see. Â 😀
That’s good business by Newcastle, no doubt about it, but who exactly we are after now, or maybe a better way to put that – who we will sign this summer is now up in the air.
There’s a lot of silence surrounding the club but with 3 full time Newcastle Directors involved in the transfer business, and with Kevin at the center of it all, now he’s returned from holiday, and with owner Mike Ashley also involved, we sense there’s a lot of good hard work going on at Newcastle right now on the transfer front.
But it may be hard to know exactly who the next players through the door will be.
If we had to guess, we’d hope it was 20 year-old Eren Derdiyok, the 6’3″ Swiss striker who looked good in Euro 2008, and shows plenty of promise.
His club FC Basle want Â£6M and Newcastle are willing to offer Â£3M, so some negotiated price could easily be worked out there, maybe based on appearance money for the youngster.
We assume the Swede, Seb Larsson, who is also a right sided midfield player, will not be coming now, although, as we said earlier, you never know.
James Milner will be going nowhere either, unless a huge offer comes in for him, which Newcastle will then at least consider.
Maybe it’s another Argentinian in Pablo Aimar, who would be a good signing for the club.
But we have that distinct feeling, that our next signing is not too far away, and of courseÂ will come through the Newcastle United official site, as the news of the Gutierrez signing did this morning.
It seems that finally, things seem to be gathering speed in our transfer endeavors, and more good signings in the next few weeks will set us up for a successful season starting next month – hopefully.