Kinnear Gets £10M Transfer Money To Spend


After last night’s rather humiliating result against a reserve Hull City side, Joe Kinnear has come out and said that he has been told that he does have money to spend during the January transfer window – and in fact has already made bids for two players.

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Joe Kinnear – given around £10M to spend

The Newcastle manager is now waiting to find out if the two offers have been successful and says he expects to have a transfer fund of about £10M to spend before the deadline.

Joe said last night:

“We’ve made two serious offers for decent money,” “When I say decent money, two £4m offers for two players.”

“They’re considering them now. We made the bids today (Wednesday).

“”We’ll probably end up spending, at the moment, about £10m but the two players I’ve offered for are £4m each.”

“The players that go out would be extra. That would be extra on top of what I’ve got.”

We don’t think good news for fans is a coincidence that it comes after a rather embarrassing defeat last night, against Hull City in the 3rd round of the FA Cup.

And certainly the Newcastle faithful are rather fed up with what’s happened so far in the transfer market these last 15 days – not much.

But if this means we can bring in another 2-3 good players on top of the two loan signings plus Peter Lovenkrands, and then even more if Kinnear can do some wheeling and dealing – then that would be good.

But since we have lost three and drawn two of our last 5 games, we need new players in, and the quicker the better.

Joe had called a meeting yesterday with Mike Ashley to discuss the club’s transfer policy over the next few weeks and said he was pleased with the outcome.

Kinnear added:

“I identified the two players that we wanted, told them the price of the two players and (Mike Ashley) agreed to get them providing they accept the offers and whatever is on the outgoing players would add to that as well.

“So with the outgoing players I would hope to be nearer £10m than £8m. We’ll find out tomorrow on the two players coming in.

“I’m very optimistic about it. One of them is very crucial for us at the moment. He plays for Cameroon. He’s a decent player.”

“He’s 6ft 2ins, he’s pacy, he’s powerful and I just thought he would add something else to us.”

“I explained who it was to him (Ashley) and we got on the case and we’ve spoken to the club that he plays for. So we’re just keeping our fingers crossed that they accept it.”

The Cameroon player is obviously midfielder Stephane Mbia from the description, and that was reported in the Journal yesterday morning so perhaps the other player they identified, Albin Ebondo, is also true.

He’s a Frenchman, 24 years old who plays for Toulouse and we profiled both players yesterday .

Joe will need to get these players in quickly to help the fans get over what has to be a low point for the season right now – and that’s saying something.

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114 comments so far

  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 15, 2009 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #1

    About as much chance getting M’Bi for £4mil as pigs flying and dont any LSD addicts tell me otherwise.

    M’Bia has already rejected a move to Everton saying they weren’t big enough or good enough for him and the only prem teams he’d play for are Man Utd and Arsenal.

    The fee reporte with this was £8mil.

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  • Dan_Scott157

    Jan 15, 2009 at 1:26 AM

    Comment #2

    Tom_Toon

    Didn’t you say a few days ago that this M’Bia wasn’t good anyway.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 15, 2009 at 1:30 AM

    Comment #3

    No, M’Bia is good but not worth the value Rennes put on him, about £8-10mil.

    Much prefer Mehmet Topal.

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  • Dan_Scott157

    Jan 15, 2009 at 1:30 AM

    Comment #4

    £10 million plus the money off Geremi (£1.5 mil) could get us to decent £6 million pound players. That is if Ashley isn’t as stingy as we all think he is and won’t give Kinnear half a million more. I think M’Bia might be out of the question like Tom_Toon said but Sissoko from Toulouse would probably command a fee in that range. Also a left back which i still say Leighton Baines would be the safest bet and he would only be around £3 million. If we pay £6 mil then it could be that Ebondo lad though.

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  • Dan_Scott157

    Jan 15, 2009 at 1:31 AM

    Comment #5

    How much would Mehmet Topal cost us?

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  • Dan_Scott157

    Jan 15, 2009 at 1:34 AM

    Comment #6

    Can anyone explain why owners don’t like releasing much money in the transfer window despite how perilous their clubs situation might be. If Ashley had the money for wow signings and lavish £15 million bids for Luka Modric in the summer then where has that money gone now. I don’t buy that argument that quality players aren’t available in January as i think there are a lot of teams in Europe always looking to sell and make money.

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 15, 2009 at 1:37 AM

    Comment #7

    im cant blumming sleep lol, must be cos we lost

    “So with the outgoing players I would hope to be nearer £10m than £8m. We’ll find out tomorrow on the two players coming in.

    are these the two loans or the two 4m players? im confused are we wanting 4 players?

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  • pdidy

    Jan 15, 2009 at 1:38 AM

    Comment #8

    I will believe it when I see it!

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 15, 2009 at 1:41 AM

    Comment #9

    it could be alex song from arsenal

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  • JerseyGeordie

    Jan 15, 2009 at 1:47 AM

    Comment #10

    warning this is pure speculation…
    i’ve been scouring all i know trying to figure out who the mystery players are and i have an educated hunch.
    just a hunch but i beleive the 2 players are CDM Aldo Duscher and CAM Enzo Maresca from Sevilla.
    Duscher (the argie) is a real bulldog in mid feild and a good passer. vertically challenged at 5’9 and is 28.
    Maresca (the italian) is a bit of an enigma. he’s always had potential and has class but hasn’t really caught on with any clubs. he is a quality passer and would solve our FK woes. he’s 27.
    both players are probably just above average and may be good additions although the lack of ‘great’ pace worries me on both.
    i’m not writing this because i want these players, (not to say i wouldn’t welcome them) i’m simply writing this as my conclusion to the identities of the mystery men talked about last night.
    take it as you wish…

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 15, 2009 at 1:48 AM

    Comment #11

    Ebondo is a Rb.

    Song I don t think is 6ft 2, looks a fair bit smaller to me.

    Mehmet Topal would cost £6-8mil.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 15, 2009 at 1:50 AM

    Comment #12

    JerseyGeordie – They have both been playing fairly regularly this season, so that already rules them out, especially Duscher.

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 15, 2009 at 1:53 AM

    Comment #13

    tomtoon

    song is 6ft

    ive just looked through the cameroon squad and there two midfielders near 6ft , mbia and tychoi or someone, but he has only really just joined salzburg,

    so tomtoon if we here from these two players tomoz do you think theyll be the loan ones? the argie and italian?

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  • tino asprilla aka richie

    Jan 15, 2009 at 1:53 AM

    Comment #14

    lads been out of loop last day or so, wat this about mbia, he looks a very good player

    is it another case of ashley making pathetic attempt at signing a player by biding well below the value

    or i there a chance we can get em??i hope so…

    who else is being linked??

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  • Fostino

    Jan 15, 2009 at 1:54 AM

    Comment #15

    what happened these loan signings???…………..im well used to hearing joe’s sh*te at this stage!! he must think were a right bunch of fools with his constant contradictions

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 15, 2009 at 1:54 AM

    Comment #16

    near 6ft 2 i meant

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 15, 2009 at 1:56 AM

    Comment #17

    fostino i take it were signing five players this month including lovenkrands in that 5

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 15, 2009 at 1:58 AM

    Comment #18

    The loan signings are met to be tomorrow but we wont get any.

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  • tino asprilla aka richie

    Jan 15, 2009 at 2:00 AM

    Comment #19

    tt do you think wel get mbia??4 mill sounds way too little imo

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 15, 2009 at 2:01 AM

    Comment #20

    No, they are purposely bidding 50% or less of his asking price to say: ‘oh look, we tried’.

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 15, 2009 at 2:02 AM

    Comment #21

    so the loans are tomorrow, and mbia and the other one, is anyones guess when theyll decide whether to come or not?

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 15, 2009 at 2:04 AM

    Comment #22

    call me thick lol,

    so tommorow these two loans are NOTHING to do with the ones his talking about today?

    so surely that mean were in for four players? dont it?

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  • JerseyGeordie

    Jan 15, 2009 at 2:04 AM

    Comment #23

    Tom i realized that…
    Duscher has made 11 apperances
    Maresca has made 13
    this out of a possible 26 i beleive…
    but i turned every rock and it has been bothering me basically since it was reported, so for the sake of my own sanity i’m sticking to it 😉

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  • Fostino

    Jan 15, 2009 at 2:05 AM

    Comment #24

    i think the story today could be an attempt to divert our attention from the loan signings…………does he think were stupid!!

    god i hope im wrong but he’s constantly seems to be making up crap or exaggerating things

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 15, 2009 at 2:07 AM

    Comment #25

    Jersey – Forget about it, we wont be getting any loan signings and neiher of our bids will be accepted, the clubs will consider it an insult, well the M’Bia one at least.

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  • Fostino

    Jan 15, 2009 at 2:08 AM

    Comment #26

    ryan toon

    5 signings if you include lovenkrands, but this only in joe’s little world

    imagine 5 signings in one day…………….not in a billion years, it’ll be the same garbage tomorrow…’we’ve put bids in, hopefully clubs accept, they wont, nothing happens, then suddenly were after different players’……..my god this is annoying

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  • hisnameisjonas

    Jan 15, 2009 at 2:08 AM

    Comment #27

    Tom_Toon // Jan 15, 2009 at 1:23 AM

    About as much chance getting M’Bi for £4mil as pigs flying and dont any LSD addicts tell me otherwise.

    M’Bia has already rejected a move to Everton saying they weren’t big enough or good enough for him and the only prem teams he’d play for are Man Utd and Arsenal.

    The fee reporte with this was £8mil.

    sounds a bit odd when moeys has no money to spend untill the next transferwindow…

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 15, 2009 at 2:10 AM

    Comment #28

    This was in the summer.

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  • hisnameisjonas

    Jan 15, 2009 at 2:11 AM

    Comment #29

    my point beeing that most of the wrintings in the papers are bollocks and it sounds more like an agent is pressing his price up, also i would rather trust kinnear speaking rather than a “report” from a jurnal

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  • hisnameisjonas

    Jan 15, 2009 at 2:13 AM

    Comment #30

    why would everton go after a 8 mill ratet midfielder when they have arteta and fellaini then?

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 15, 2009 at 2:13 AM

    Comment #31

    hisnameisjonas – Those were quotes straight from the player.

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 15, 2009 at 2:13 AM

    Comment #32

    well i dont think we can critsise our transfer going ons until it slams shut, then we can moan if we got noone,

    mbia is on ly worth about 5m max imo

    most french clubs are poort heyll accept it

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 15, 2009 at 2:14 AM

    Comment #33

    They were after hm beore Fellaini who they panic bought.

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  • JerseyGeordie

    Jan 15, 2009 at 2:14 AM

    Comment #34

    agreed Tom… my expectations are low…
    i’m just speculating on who they have in mind…
    the one thing that is a bit encouraging is that loan deals seem to be the perfered option for buying clubs this window, so i think it’ll help Newcastle’s bargaining possition during these bleek times at the club. one thing the toon has is that it is still a prem club and the prem is an attractive place for players even if Newcastle isn’t atm… :/

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  • tino asprilla aka richie

    Jan 15, 2009 at 2:17 AM

    Comment #35

    yep tomtoon thats exactly wat i predicted ashley to do before the window

    ashley has to wise up, the fans are not that stupid

    on a positive note i m a big fan of kinnear, hes becoming the new king in my eyes

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 15, 2009 at 2:18 AM

    Comment #36

    we was after felliani before he went to everton, what a class player he is

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  • tino asprilla aka richie

    Jan 15, 2009 at 2:18 AM

    Comment #37

    and wats this ‘we bid 4 mill each,, wel prob spend 10’

    wat that mean theyl stretch the bid for mbia to 5 /6??

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 15, 2009 at 2:20 AM

    Comment #38

    my team for blackburn game

    given

    taylor coloccini bassong enrique

    jonas guthrie lua lua lovenkrands

    owen carroll

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  • tino asprilla aka richie

    Jan 15, 2009 at 2:20 AM

    Comment #39

    moyes said on signing felliani..’he will become one of the top midfielders in the world’

    hes class and will get better, alot of repsect for david moyes, hes a quality manager

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  • RyanToon

    Jan 15, 2009 at 2:22 AM

    Comment #40

    i think kinnears saying we have to 4m bids which makes 8m, then the other 2m will go towards the two loan players.

    but at the end of the day its down to the player if he wants to come not kinnear

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