No Loan Signings At Newcastle Until August

It looks like Newcastle fans should not expect too much to happen in the transfer market until late summer.

Tom Cleverley – loan target for Newcastle

Only Birmingham City and Everton, who signed former Newcastle target Jermaine Beckford yesterday, have done any business so far this summer.

And it seems like Newcastle will not do any transfer business at all until the players return form their summer holidays in early July, and it could even be the end of next month before moves are made for players.

So that seems to rule out any move for Rangers’ striker Kris Boyd, although the player himself is reported to be keen to join the Tyneside club.

Hughton will attempt to bring in new loan signings from some of the top English clubs like Arsenal and Manchester United, but there are also some new and rather complicated Premier League rules related to squad size and the make-up of the squads.

Premier clubs next season are required to register a senior squad of 25 players, with eight of them needing to be home-grown, which means they have come through the Newcastle Academy system.

Premier clubs can then add to their 25 man squads with another separate list of players – as many as they want – as long as the players are under 21.

Some of the complications of getting loan players is that clubs generally don’t make loan decisions on players until way into pre-season, after they have taken a good hard look at some of their younger players.

And Newcastle have already been told by Arsenal and the Red Devils that no decisions will be made until August on which players they will loan out.

That could be tricky for Chris to maneuver, with the possibility that loan deals may not be done until after the season has started, as happened with Danny Simpson last August.

But it would be good if Chris can get some free agents into Newcastle in July, because the players’ contracts run out at the end of June.

But this is shaping up as a potentially difficult transfer season for the Newcastle club.

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • Ericles

    Jun 1, 2010 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #1

    CH really is between a rock and a hard place! No prizes for who put him there either. Again it seems we are thinking in terms, once again, of becoming just a nursery team for Man U and Arsenal etc. By the time August comes the Bosman cupboard will be bare and the dog Ashley will have had his bones.

  • G

    Jun 1, 2010 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #2

    At least if we are talking loan deals only, if they don’t happen till August that will save a few quid and keep MA’s bean counters happy.

  • G

    Jun 1, 2010 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #3

    Sidetracking here, and I have posted this on an earlier thread, so appologies for repetition, but the Adidas kit deal expired at midnight last night, so has anybody heard anything about the puma kit? Are we likely to see it today?

  • snoutshuffler

    Jun 1, 2010 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #4

    It’s ok though, we will be fine. Ashley is our saviour, we will comfortably avoid relegation and be the only team ever to stop up without spending any money.


  • Rupert Albert

    Jun 1, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #5

    Just to clarify.

    A home-grown player needs to be developed within a club in the same national association. So would assume that does not necessarily mean from Newcastle’s own academy.

    That would seem to be what is meant here:,,12306~1797582,00.html

  • Toon Sweden77

    Jun 1, 2010 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #6

    I really dont like the idea of bringin other clubs youngsters on loan when we have our own talants to educate..

  • Solaidback

    Jun 1, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #7

    @ Ericles // Jun 1, 2010 at 10:40 AM

    Can’t you change the bloody record man for god sake, every flamin post you put up on these bloggs as a bashing in it for Ashley, yeah we get you dinna like but give it a bloody rest for once man!!!

    So where did this info come from Ed, wasn’t that bottle of sauce in SJP or some crap-loid that had nowt sensible to write, so decided to make up yet another story??

    To be honest Ed mate, unless you get it off SSN interviewing CH or the Toon official website, I wouldn’t waste your time posting anything on this drivel, as you know it was the same in Jan & look what happned, a complete shock!!

  • Davies

    Jun 1, 2010 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #8

    Ericles, do you blame everything on Ashley? Even stuff not related to NUFC?

    Seriously mate, you have an unhealthy obsession and irrational hatred for a man that you don’t even know. See a doctor before you do something foolish.

  • G

    Jun 1, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #9

    Davies @ 8. Unhealthy, yes, irrational… not so sure mate?

  • komfort

    Jun 1, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #10

    ericles …. well said mate.

    …keep up with posting your feelings regarding the fat wan@ker … & it’s now with the added bonus your annoying the hell out of a couple of the ashley bum boys @ 7 & 8.


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