The 2010 summer transfer window closed about 20 minutes ago and it doesn’t seem like Newcastle got anybody else through the door.
Mike Ashley – strengthened the squad again this transfer window – good
We would have expected something to be posted on the Newcastle web-site if we had been successful in bringing someone else in, but nothing, so we have to assume the five players brought in so far are all that we are getting this summer.
But with the acquisition of James Perch ( £1.5M), Dan Gosling (free), Sol Campbell (free), Cheick Tiote (£3.5M) and Hatem Ben Arfa (season long loan with chance of £5.5M transfer next summer), we are more than satisifed with the transfer work the Newcastle club have been able to achieve this summer. It’s the second transfer window in a row where the club have strengthened the squad.
The Tyneside club spent just £5M in the summer transfer market, but we still managed to get 5 good players in, and as Chris Hughton has said, the squad is now what we have until January, when the window opens again for a month.
By then we have to hope that Newcastle are somewhere safely in the middle of the Premier League table, and certainly if the first three games of the season are anything to go by, that’s where we could well be when 2011 rolls around – and that would be great!
Kazenga LuaLua got his move on loan to Brighton through the end of the year, but nothing at all on the possible Robbie Keane, Greg Cunningham or Ricky van Wolfswinkel deals.
Maybe these will be targets come January – who knows?
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