There was news earlier this week that the Newcastle club already had two Internationals ready to sign for the club, as soon as the summer transfer market opened.
And there is further news today in the local Sunday Sun that essentially backs that news story up, as they are reporting that Newcastle have informed them there have been ‘significant progress on the transfer front over the last couple of weeks.
As the Journal already reported, the Sunday Sun reports today that Newcastle are in advanced talks and negotiations with two International caliber players, and both those reports seem to be consistent.
We wonder if one of those players is Lille’s Gervinho, who has continually, been linked with the Newcastle club, and is a team mate of Cheick Tiote with the Ivory Coast side.
It was interesting that Gervinho made a statement a couple of days ago, saying he thought Newcatsle were a good side, and said nothing that was not consistent with negotiations possibly already going on between his agent and the Newcastle club.
The Sunday Sun is also reporting that Newcastle have no interest in Hamburg striker Mladen Petric.
With the departure of Andy Carroll in January, many fans and even some players have questioned the extent of Newcastle’s ambitions under owner Mike Ashley, and nothing could be better if early in the transfer window, the club announces some big signings.
That would help enormously to keep players like Joey Barton and Jose Enrique at the club, and it would be a catastrophe if either of these two top players for Newcastle leave Tyneside in the summer.
This news today seems to suggest Newcastle have ambitions, and we therefore hope the news is accurate.