Newcastle In Negotiations For Several Players


Demba Ba is having a medical today at St. James’ Park,  and we hope the club will be able to announce his signing today.

Demba Ba – undergoing medical on Tyneside

But we are also holding our breath a bit over his dodgy knee, which failed him his medical at Stoke in January, when he was all ready to sign for the club for £6M.

Of course Newcastle are getting the player as a free agent, and as long as his knee holds up in the medical and in general, he could be an excellent acquisition for Newcastle.

Newcastle are also in talks to bring in 24 year-old Mevlut Erdinç, the Turkish striker currently at PSG, and they are almost certain to bring in 22 year-old Neil Taylor from Swansea, for a contract release fee of around £1M.

Taylor was on Tyneside yesterday, and if things can get sorted out quickly with his terms, he could even be announced along with Ba, as another new signing for the club.

So it seems to be the changing of the guard at Newcastle, and from the players Newcastle are being linked with, it seems the team could be a lot more skillful next season, but manager Alan Pardew will still have his work cut out for him this summer, to get the side gelling together, before the season starts in mid-August.

And the Newcastle Journal is reporting today, that even if the club acquires both Ba and Erdinc, they will still be bringing in another forward.

And  with all these new players coming in, it’s not particularly good news for fringe players at Newcastle.

And as we reported very early today, striker Leon Best will be put up for sale, with the club wanting £4M for the 24 year-old former Coventry and Southampton striker, who was born in Nottingham.

And we think a number of Championship clubs would take him for that, as he has looked very good this year in the Premier League.

Joey Barton is also available for transfer, but no club has moved for Joey yet, but we think a number of Newcastle players could still be moved out in late August, when the transfer window comes to an end, and push comes to shove for a lot of clubs.

Comments very welcome.



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89 comments so far

  • PHOENIXNIGHTS

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #1

    As has been mentioned before why do we take so long to get things tied up? Anyone got any ideas?

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #2

    Apparently Barnetta, Naylor and Ba are all getting announced today!

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  • JackButler

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #3

    denied

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  • ToonTiote

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #4

    Lets get some transfers done the day (hopefully) didnt some one say N’Zogbia was going be announced by end of week lol were did that one go haha

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #5

    @PHOENIXNIGHTS- That’s what I’ve been thinking for the past years

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  • Eastander

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #6

    how do people know barnetta is getting announced today?

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #7

    Haven’t heard from Toonruz in a good while

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #8

    Eastander- people have posted that on the last article

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  • TS -77

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #9

    Sign more strikers please! For me, Best eventhough he scored some goals last season, Ameobi, Lovenkrants and Ranger are not top 7 teams strikers.

    Might get some sticks for that comment but i´ll take it.. 🙂

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  • Mark

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #10

    I think that we should be looking to do some cheeky loan deals with the likes of Chelsea or United

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #11

    TS-77- I am on the exact same page as you- no sticks from me!

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  • GeordieRob

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #12

    Phoenix,

    I assume it’s because we negotiate very hard. Look at Liverpool and Man U, they got deals done quickly. But they paid well over the odds both of them.

    I want to get early in this post and just let everyone know that reading a player is for sale in the paper and the player actually being sold is not the same thing.

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  • Stuart

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #13

    Haha, toonruz will be hiding because it looks like none of his ‘in the bag’ signings are going to come off lol.

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  • Eastander

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #14

    TS-77 I think you could argue none of our strikers our even premiership strikers nevermind top 7!
    Ranger hasnt scored in 28 appearances or something like that
    Ameobi is the only player who can jump shorter than he stangs
    Lovenkrands just cant collect the ball from knock ons
    Best just isnt quite up to it

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #15

    Ts-77, agree mostly, but would personally keep loven as a versatile back up player, not expensive and has a good footballing brain.

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  • Stuart

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #16

    Taken from newcastlerumours.co.uk

    16 Jun 2011 17:57:09
    News coming from the capital

    This is very true Chelsea want to lone Daniel Sturridge out to a club out side the top eight to upset the top half of the table he would not be able to Play against chelsea tho.

    Newcastle untied have asked about his requirement, bolton 50/50 Newcastle 50/50 it’s up
    the him and his agents

    Chelseas new manager may wish to keep a hold of him so nothing will happen until mid July but watch this space

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  • Toonboy_83

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #17

    I agree TS-77. But I dont think Barnetta will be announced today…

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #18

    Eastander the daily mail also sed barnetta was in toon last nite ‘concluding a deal’ so i doubt theyd put it in the paper he was here if he wasnt lol,

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #19

    I wouldnt really be gutted if Best was sold to be honest… espescially if Ba is being brought in as his replacement and Newcastle are still bringing in two more Presumably french forwards aswell…..

    Especially if we can make a decent profit on Best… we bought him at 1mill right? Selling him for a fee of Maybe 4mill+ and in my opinion that is very Good Business… That is ofcourse if we get two pacey forwards (after signing Ba)

    You can Argue that Ba and Best have a similar Goal tally, 7 for BA and 6 for Best in their first season in the premier League….(However Best has started more games for Newcastle 24 – Including Coca Cola League, in an arguably more motivated team then West Ham)

    Ba is only a year Older and 1 1/2 inches taller then Best and is coming for Free. With Best out the door thats arguably a free 3-4million for the Club to Hopefully Spend in the Transfer Window…

    This is all based on the assumption that we will still be bringing in two forwards after Ba is Confirmed….

    So if my Assumption is right and Best is Sold, it would be very good business in my honest opinion.

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  • kevymartins

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #20

    Arsenal first unwashed second..are fixtures are effin sh!t this year ffs

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #21

    ad be thrilled with erding, ba n a carr signing strikers

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  • Stuart

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #22

    Haha what’re you complaining about kevy? Got to play all the teams at some point. Doesnt really matter what order.

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  • Eastander

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #23

    I know he was, just wondering how people know he’s going to be announced today and the negotiations wont carry on over the weekend… if it comes to 6pm and he hasnt signed i will be greatly disppointed 🙂

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  • JackButler

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #24

    Ba, Erding, Barnetta, Taylor and Zoggy
    lets see what all the nay-sayers come up with if these happen

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  • wynsleap

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #25

    Spot on – TS-77 (9)!
    They have to be the weakest squad of strikers in the Premier League.
    All should be moved on and replaced.
    Ba, Erdinc and Berbatov (rotating) would do very nicely with Barnetta and Jonas on the wings and Tiote and Cabaye in the middle. And don’t forget Ben Arfa returning plus, possibly, the purchase of Matuidi and Gardner.
    With the sales of Nolan and Barton it’s certainly financially within our reach.
    When you add the likes of Ferguson and Gosling that would sound very appetising!

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  • gorskino10

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #26

    Its strange many of them posting the Best rumour, so it sounds to be true but they cannot think ANY Championship team will pay £4M, when the Leading Top Scorer last season moved for less.

    Problem ive seen already is people happy with Ba replacing either Best but tbh we struggled and needed him last season, why keep Loven and Ameobi both near 30 both not that good id keep Best over Strolla/Loven.

    Only problem i see apart from that is people are forgetting we still need to replace Andy AND BUILD to this squad not constantly replacing because you never improve or be able to mount ANY Challange like that.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #27

    ya hope we sign lots of strickers

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  • TS -77

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #28

    No sticks at all, just positives. Must be Friday! 🙂

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  • catchy in norway

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #29

    ts-77, we all know what you say is right,,

    why hasnt perch been put up for sale???

    or given away

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  • gorskino10

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #30

    mr.T…iote@
    Im not keen or Erdinc his ratio of goals is very poor over the last few season,
    Played 65 Games for PSG and scored 23 which is around a goal every 2.8 games, pretty average.

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  • Trini Toon

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #31

    Why are we not trying to get more British players? It seems that home work was only for foriegn players.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jun 17, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #32

    i like who we are going for,, the team should have a very attack look to it, which also means playing in the teams half, as i thought we got pushed back in our half way to easy last season

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  • PHOENIXNIGHTS

    Jun 17, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #33

    JackButler-would be very happy with those (smith/perch/xsico-out) I would be happy with Best and Ameobi(that is my personal opinion only before you all kick off) as back up (Ameobi just for the two games we play against scum)
    We need to sign soon and bed in during USA trip.
    Keep the Faith

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  • JackButler

    Jun 17, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #34

    Trini Toon
    british player are way overpriced, more value for money if you go abroad

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  • Davies

    Jun 17, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #35

    Trini Toon – Andy Carroll £35m – Daniel Sturridge (est) £20m – Jordan Henderson £20m.

    English players aren’t value for money. We are going for a Welsh international, and that looks like a very good deal indeed.

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  • alex84

    Jun 17, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #36

    we need a good attack as we lack in that department, and going for ba and barnetta is going to make us a much more attacking threat, hope we go for nzog stil…and a cheeky bid for marvin martin.

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  • JackButler

    Jun 17, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #37

    PHOENIXNIGHTS
    agree mate, i would just like to see ameobi replaced as i dont rate him tbh.
    get these new guys in asap to give then plenty of time to bed in

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  • Trini Toon

    Jun 17, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #38

    JackButler
    I see your point, but we need a mix, don’t you think? The only reason we were comfortable (sort of) last year was becasue of the team spirit. With all the players out especially influencial players, bringing in foriegn players only create differnt cultures which are not so easy to gel immediately.
    but anyway, the earlier we sign players the more time they have to build team spirit.

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  • Dannyo

    Jun 17, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #39

    I’m assuming we arent getting rid of perch for three reasons.
    – He’s on a cheap payroll
    – He’s ok to be a squad player, really doesn’t play much
    – If we got rid, we’d have to replace

    All that said, i doubt we’re gonna say no if someone comes in for him.

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  • samag

    Jun 17, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #40

    bring in Jo from city, maybe another skilful brazilian defender and the argentine piatti from almeria.

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