Newcastle Have Made Offers In Transfer Market Already


With the news last week that Newcastle had a £5M deal turned down for Toulouse’s French U21 Intensional left back M’Benque, it’s hardly surprising that Alan Pardew has said today that Newcastle are already active in the transfer market.

Pardew – offers made for under-contract players and free agents alike

In fact Alan has come out today and said Newcastle have already put in transfer bids for players under contract, and have also been negotiating with a number of free agents.

And Newcastle will indeed return to Toulouse with an improved offer for Cheikh M’Bengue, even though the Newcastle Journal last week said that was unlikely.

The Sunday Sun is also reporting that some contracts have been lined up for negotiation at Newcastle, specifically a new deal for Danny Simpson, but no news on Enrique and Barton.

15 months ago Danny Simpson was offered a rather unattractive deal, with the club still being in the second division of English football, so it’s good Newcastle will offer Danny better terms now.

It is to Simpson’s credit that even though he didn’t get the offer he was looking for, he still signed on at Newcastle in January last year.

This is what Alan Pardew said today:

“We’ve had two or three meetings, we’ve contacted some players who are out of contract in the summer. We’re allowed to do that.”

“We’ve contacted a couple of clubs about players who are under contract to see their situation. We’re very much down the road in signing the sort of players we think can add to the club.”

“All of the players that we’ve contacted have good experience,”  “It’s more about having 150 games under your belt than a 19-year-old with potential.”

“They need to have played at a very high level for us to be interested in them and to warrant coming here, in my view.” “There may be one we take a fancy to, but most are established players.”

It would be a good time to try to guess which players Newcastle are really after – and to give you a start here are three free agents Newcastle could sign, and four players who would cost a total of £30M.

It would be great to know exactly who Newcastle have bid for, but one certainly seems to be Toulouse left-back Cheikh M’Bengue, and it seems Alan is going after experienced players rather than  youngsters with great potential.

In other words,  they need to have shown they can play at the top level, and that seems good.

Comments welcome.



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15 comments so far

  • SeanNufc87

    Apr 17, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #1

    Simmo is a decent enough right back but is he QUITE there yet? im not so sure myself. dont get me wrong though i think hes been a good player for us and imagine he will get better with age.

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 17, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #2

    ed u keep saying 5mill pound for cheick mbengue when it was 5mill euros big difference as thats only bout 3.5mill
    i think we will defo look at elmander, larson, reo coker, pratley, williams all on frees n will improve r sqaud
    then the likes of mbengue, gervinho, sow, gradel. long, hooper, graham, sigthorson, taarbt, ruiz,
    n after watchin psv the other night id defo go for lens n dzusdek think thats how u spell it
    also id like a big commanding centre half

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  • hainesy

    Apr 17, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #3

    Hopefully Elmander and Larsson……( known at the PL level)
    I hope they are trying for Albin and Taiwo too!

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  • GeordieRob

    Apr 17, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #4

    I’ve been looking at a few European leagues trying to find good experienced but young players that won’t break the bank.

    It looks like Jose-Enrique is going at the end of the year. Lukas Schmitz plays LB for Schalke and they have the second best defence in the Bundesliga. 22 years old, around 100 games experience and a contract expiring in 2012. £3.5-4m could go close to getting it done.

    He’d be a 4th choice for me, behind Taiwo (not likely now), Wendt or M’Bengue whichever is cheaper.

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Apr 17, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #5

    davybtoon, I wish 5 million euros was £3.5 million! The bloody exchange rate is so poor now you are looking at £4.5m… That’s why there it isn’t going to be as good value as we all think looking abroad!

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  • shearermania

    Apr 17, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #6

    oscar wendt…i cringe every time i see his name connected to us….he is so poor you would think i was lying…the kid can hardly hack it in the danish league…..pleaaaaaaaaaaaaase oh god noooooo

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Apr 17, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #7

    hope we bring players with great quality

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  • Vinicinhos

    Apr 17, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #8

    Simpson…I don’t like him, but he improved his quality this season.

    I would like if we bring Chris Baird to us.Can play well at RB and MF.

    Albin is a good attacking midfielder.I like him.We can bring and is not expensive.

    And Schmitz isn’t the left back that I would bring.But can be a good sign.

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  • Jarra

    Apr 17, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #9

    My main hope is that the club do not string us along, therefore my biggest transfer hope is that the club do not give us false hope and build up our expectations.
    Therefore let this summer bring honesty integrity and although I understand the need for secrecy in clinching a deal, give consideration to all these requirements and lead us to a new exciting era.
    Then we all will know the direction the club and owner is going.
    Let us show the football world that this club is indeed Newcastle UNITED from club to supporters.

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  • smavin

    Apr 17, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #10

    Simpson is useless. Offers nothing in attack. Positional sense suspect. Backs off his man constantly. No skill or composure on the ball. End of story.

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Apr 17, 2011 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #11

    DavyB – you need to get out a bit – the Euro is trading about 1.09 at hte moment. No bargain french wine !!!

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  • GeordieLad12345

    Apr 18, 2011 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #12

    Newcstle should sign these realistic players
    gameiro(9m)
    gerviniho(15m)
    elmander(free)
    taiwo(free)
    larrson(free)
    kranjcar(7m)

    Total 31m for 6 players that are really good

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  • daly141

    Apr 18, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #13

    My shopping list for Newcastle in the summer would be
    Rodallega (£7-10m)
    Kranjcar (£5-8m)
    Larrson (free)
    Gervinho (£10-15m)
    Gamiero (£7-10m)
    Then if Enrique is off a replacement left back
    Taiwo (free), Warnock (£2-3m), Figueroa (£2-3m) or M’Bengue (£3.5-5m)

    That would leave us with the following 1st team squad
    GK – Harper, Krul & Forster
    DL – Enrique or One of the above & Ferguson
    CB – Coloccini, S Taylor, Williamson, Kadar & Tavenier
    DR – Simpson, R Taylor & Tavenier
    MC – Nolan, Tiote, Barton, Gosling & Guthrie
    ML – Gutierrez & Kranjcar
    MR – Gervinho, Ben Arfa & Larrson
    ST – Rodallega, Gamiero, Ameobi, Best & Ranger (or Gervinho/ Ben Arfa playing off the front man)

    All realistic signings that would make for a great squad, with strength in depth, not only numbers but quality cover for all positions, which we obviously dont have currently. As you can tell i would probably let go of the following
    Lovenkrands, Smith, Kuqi, Campbell, Perch, Routledge & Xisco
    I would not take up the option of Stephen Ireland either, nothing against the player, he just doesnt fit into that squad in my opinion

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  • dazza

    Apr 18, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #14

    Simpson is a pretty decent RB, he’s also developed a good understanding with JoeyB. He doesn’t get forward as much as he should but he’s quality in defense. Anyone’s gonna look average compared to Jose 🙁

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  • Rusbjerg11

    Apr 21, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #15

    I think its a good idea to sign Ireland and Niko Kranjcar. And sign to good strikers like maybe Kevin Gameiro and maybe Sow. And i will love to see Taarabt and Larsson in the club. But i also hope they can get a new CB try to get a fast one.

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