Two Transfer Deals Already In Place For Newcastle


Most Newcastle fans would like the summer transfer window to start, with Newcastle signing at least a couple of very good players early in the window.

Seb Larsson – coming to Newcastle once transfer window opens?

That would be good in a number of ways,  because it would not only convince the fans that Newcastle mean business in the summer, but those players already at the club, wondering about Newcastle’s ambitions could also be persuaded to sign new contracts.

And there is some good news in the Newcastle Journal today on that very matter, and the Journal is reporting they have been told that two International players have already been tied up,  and will be signed as soon as the transfer window opens.

That has to be good news, assuming the players have quality.

There is no clue as to which players they are, or in which positions they play, but we would think one of them could be free agent Sebastian Larsson.

The Newcastle club were negotiating with the Swedish International winger last January, before Birmingham pulled the plug on the player again, and said he couldn’t leave.

His agent said he was very annoyed at Birmingham, because they kept changing their minds, and he said the Birmingham club could become a bit more professional, and that he had been in negotiations with Newcastle when the plug was pulled.

Nothing usually happens in the early weeks of the transfer window, as most players are off on holiday,  so this news could be a big boost to both fans and players at Newcastle.

Maybe the club have an agreement in place with Seb Larsson, and you would think they would have continued the negotiations to make a deal with the Swedish International, when his contract runs out at the end of June.

But of course none of these deals will go through unless Newcastle are playing in the Premier League next season, and the lads will have to snap out of their poor form of late, and at least get on their winning ways against Wolves in the next game a week on Saturday.

Larsson is one player we think could already have a deal agreed at Newcastle, and we have no idea who the other one could be.

Who do you think the two players are?

Comments welcome.



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39 comments so far

  • RichK

    Mar 23, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #1

    It can’t be any player currently playing in England, you can only do pre-contract agreements for players playing in anything other than English league. We could approach the likes of Larsson and Elmander (English based players) on 1st June at earliest.

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  • sammydolan

    Mar 23, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #2

    It will be 2 of Kuqis friends from bridge club…

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  • Graeme

    Mar 23, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #3

    Until a Contract is signed, this is all pure speculation, as usual.

    Give it a rest until the season is finished.

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  • G

    Mar 23, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #4

    RichK, did they change the rules? I thought if the contract expired end of the season, regardless of where the player is based they could be approached in Jan? I might have missed something there like.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Mar 23, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #5

    Could be Fee has been agreed from clubs in the lower league.

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  • daneevz

    Mar 23, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #6

    its prob seb.larsson and z.gera

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  • daneevz

    Mar 23, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #7

    or even J.Puncheon

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  • roy cropper

    Mar 23, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #8

    the journal have been told!!! – that’s all you ever get out of this crappy waste of paper.

    the only thing you can believe what this paper prints is the telly part – but then again i’d check that oot to be sure like.

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Mar 23, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #9

    Weren’t we told that they were signing someone in the 1st week of January & what happened nothing. Don’t believe one word of this. I’ll wait & see what happens in June but I won’t be holding my breath.

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Mar 23, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #10

    Where’s craigcozy

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  • G

    Mar 23, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #11

    Is one of these alleged deals one that involves the permanent transfer of Stephen Ireland by any chance?

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  • Stuart

    Mar 23, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #12

    G, apparently the article said they were international players. Ireland hasnt been one since his gran died….no wait, since his gf had a miscarriage…no wait, since he couldnt be arsed to play for them anymore haha.

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  • G

    Mar 23, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #13

    Ha ha, yeah, I forgot about that. Does he have any grandparents left?

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  • Jezza

    Mar 23, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #14

    Absolute nonsense. This article in the Journal is all part of the FCB’s desperate attempt to con people into buying 10 year season tickets. No incoming deals have been agreed and won’t be till late August when the Casino crony picks up another couple of no hopers from the football scrapheap for “no capital outlay”.

    I guarantee the only deals Newcastle are looking to do at this stage invlove selling players not buying them.

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  • Stuart

    Mar 23, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #15

    He’s got about 6 of them in reserve for the next time he can’t be arsed to play a game like haha.

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  • Stuart

    Mar 23, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #16

    *Yawn* here we go again.

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  • G

    Mar 23, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #17

    Last time anybody was told there was ‘No Capital Outlay’ didn’t end too badly did it Jezza? I believe we signed at least 3 players for ‘No Capital Outlay’. Lets wait and see eh?

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  • Stuart

    Mar 23, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #18

    This was all explained when that statement was released. No Capital Outlay means we wont be signing players with massive add-ons or paying in installments etc.

    It means any deal will be paid in whole so we’re not in the same situation as we used to be, still paying for players after they’d left the club.

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  • Davies

    Mar 23, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #19

    Does anyone have a link to the article this came from?

    I can’t find it. Apparently it’s a lot more detailed.

    Ed?

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  • adi-bizzle

    Mar 23, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #20

    rickh @1 – any player with a contract expiring within 6 months can sign a pre-contract agreement with any club. it doesnt matter what country they play in so really, gera, larsson and elmander can all sign for newcastle now but not move until the last day of their contract is up.

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  • connor_nufc

    Mar 23, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #21

    Hopefully elmander and larrson

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  • Jezza

    Mar 23, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #22

    Well just look at our most recent transfer dealings. We sold Andy Carroll for £35 million and replaced him with Shefki Kuqi for ‘No Capital Outlay’.

    Remember when they sold James Milner just before the summer window in 2008 and didn’t re-invest the money. Lambias promised that come the January window they’d be spending not only the Milner money but also further money already earmarked for new signings. But what happened in in the January window that season, instead of the promised spending they made even more transfer profit by selling Given and N’Zogbia.

    I guarantee that this summer, whether or not we are relegated, Newcastle United will bring in more money from transfers than they spend.

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  • Stuart

    Mar 23, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #23

    Jesus, its just the same arguement everyday on this blog, its starting to be like watching paint dry.

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  • RichK

    Mar 23, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #24

    Adi-bizzle – you can’t sign pre contract agreements for English based players!however, we could have some kind of verbal agreement with them without having anything signed until June 1st.

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  • adi-bizzle

    Mar 23, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #25

    you can offer a contract when they are in the last 6 months. the club they are contracted to cannot stop you offering a contract. whether that is classed as a pre contract agreement or a verbal agreement/written agreement, i do not know but clubs can offer a contract to the player

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  • AndyMac

    Mar 23, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #26

    What player or player’s agent for that matter would agree to a deal when its not clear which league we’ll be in next season ? Unless they’re Championship players already ?

    On a scale of 1 to 10 in the believability stakes this is a pure fairy tale zero.

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  • Ryan_NUFC88

    Mar 23, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #27

    If anyone is interested check out the below…

    http://www.goal.com/en/news/11/transfer-zone/2011/01/19/2312686/2010-11-end-of-season-bosman-list-all-the-players-available

    Some decent free transfers up for grabs to be fair!!!

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  • curmon

    Mar 23, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #28

    Be aware that some players who are unable to cut it in the PL are more than comfortable in the lower leagues. In most PL clubs this is not an issue as this level of player spends most of their time in the reserves or on the fringes of the 1st team. Unfortunately, due to the paucity of our PL squad we have to regularly field several players of limited ambition, Do not expect these players to be vtoo interested in maintaining our status in the PL. Who do I include in this non aspirational group, Ameobi, Lovenkrands, Perch plus several others. Watch their commitment over the next two months !!

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  • Brutooon

    Mar 23, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #29

    Diego from Wolfsburgggg

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  • chuck

    Mar 23, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #30

    First, yeah right Ed.
    Second, I know SBR had some problems with his bling boys, but he was a savvy old geezer who pretended to be in his dotage, calling people by their wrong names etc. plus we had the Bobby isms, mostly oxymoronic statements, etc
    But we seldom heard a word of real discontent from the dressing room.
    I`m afraid since he was fired the club it`s owner , management, the fans, the team, everything has been in a chaotic state (apart from Hughtons time
    as manager)
    What this club needs is stability and a complete cleanout of deadwood, starting with upper management including Llambias & Pardew, through to the playing staff.
    But that aint gonna happen, so were stuck with third raters running the club and until we eventually find a wealthy new owner, get used to the same mediocrity and chaotic system in place.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 23, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #31

    with pardwho you know it will be someone underwhelming like carlton cole and reo coker.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 23, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #32

    chuck

    I seem to recall you had somee issues with me over what i can’t remember now, but I agree 100% with your comment. Just how do we move on though, barring Carlos Slim or Ambani riding in to town ?

    NUFC has just become synonymous with mediocrity.

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Mar 23, 2011 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #33

    Larsson is no better than Gutierrez and Barton, Ireland fee must already be agreed, but who is the other?

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  • Spuggy

    Mar 23, 2011 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #34

    OTT from the usual suspects.

    It ain’t over til the fat lady sings. The the summer will prove if all is well or not at our club.

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  • ToonMatt

    Mar 24, 2011 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #35

    Notice we are linked to free agents, What happened to the £35m we had to spend? I agree with Jezza, Ashley will spend nothing in summer, he’s too predictible.

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  • nufc_mad

    Mar 24, 2011 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #36

    Awesome so messi and cristiano ronaldo will be signing…….my comment has about as much truth as this article

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  • Magpie_Ranger86

    Mar 24, 2011 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #38

    I’ve heard the two players are Moussa Sow and Gervinho both from french table toppers Lille. Moussa Sow is the current top scorer in the french league with 19 goals (where have we heard that before, Stéphane Guivarc’h anyone??) however he does sound like a decent player, and Gervinho we’ve heard about before. The fee is rumoured to be a combined £40m for the pair.

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  • oneday

    Mar 24, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #39

    Sorry Ed but signing Larsson would be a disaster. I’ve seen him several times this season and other than dead ball kicks he can’t tackle, defend, dribble and seems not to have much of an eye for a good pass. He’s mega boring to watch. Apart from that if the Journal says we’ve lined up two players it must be true …..! Let’s hope they are worth watching.

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