Newcastle Momentum Slows In The Transfer Market


There doesn’t seem to be too much good news over the last day or two on Newcastle’s transfer activity.

Mevlut Erdinc – a deal close with PSG?

We assume Newcastle are trying to wrap up a deal for PSG striker Mevlut Erdinc, and the fee for the Turkish striker is supposed to be around £6.5M, but whether PSG will accept that figure is still unknown.

If Newcastle can get Erdinc through the door, we still have a feeling they will go after yet another striker, and news today that Sunderland are starting to move in for Reading’s Irish International Shane Long.

If the news is true, Sunderland are believed to be willing to pay £7M for Long, as our local rivals seem to be gaining some momentum in the transfer market, which is not good.

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So if Newcastle are indeed after Erdinc, the third striker may not be Shane Long, and it could be Chelsea’s Daniel Sturridge, who to us looks like the best bet, but Newcastle may have to pay up to £10M for the Birmingham-born striker.

Sunderland have reportedly had a £13M bid for Ipswich Town youngster Connor Wickham accepted, and the news is they are also close to bringing in central midfielder Craig Gardner from Birmingham City  for £5M, a player we think could do a job at Newcastle.

Newcastle have so far failed to bring in Swansea full back Neil Taylor,  and reports in the Daily Mail today suggest Newcastle will increase their bid, but we doubt that’s true.

It seems to us to be a pure legal issue with the lad’s contract and the release clause in particular, and we assume Newcastle will go through legal channels to force the deal though at £1M.

And disappointing news yesterday that Newcastle have been put off by the fee of £13M being requested for Toulouse’  21 year-old French International midfielder Moussa Sissoko, who the Tyneside club have been tracking for three years, and is an exciting young player.

That’s disappointing because you would think we had no money to spend,  but Newcastle have brought in nearly £40M with the sale of Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan,  this year alone.

With pre-season training starting next Monday, we would hope Newcastle can bring in at least a couple of players before then – to keep the good momentum going in this transfer window, which still looks to be the most exciting for many a summer.

What do you think about all of this?

Comments welcome.



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61 comments so far

  • MrToon

    Jun 28, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jun 28, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #2

    Up to 10m for Sturridge? Come on Ed..

    Up to 25 is more like it!

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  • geoff777

    Jun 28, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #3

    If the scum blow all their cash on Wickham, who else with cash reserves is likely to be in for Sturridge?

    Stoke, Bolton …?

    If he is for sale we only have to top their bids.

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  • BonVoyageBenny

    Jun 28, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #4

    Erding deal is about £6.94m, and Sturridge for 10 – 12M. If we can get him for that, it would be a steal, considering the filth from down the road want Wickham for 13M.

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  • Stuart

    Jun 28, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #5

    TDS, Sturridge wont cost that much.

    The major difference between him and Judas is that we didnt really want to sell Carroll, thats why we mugged liverpool to bits.

    Sturridge will probably be surplus to requirements and will ask for a transfer this summer. I can still see it being around £15m though.

    As for transfers, I can see two or three being announced on Friday when the window is officially opened.

    Also, didnt toonruz say the away strip would be released and Gervinho signed on the 1st aswell? hahah.

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  • toonfan76

    Jun 28, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #6

    Sturridge has got to be on our radar surely, don’t know if the fact that the club don’t seem to mention him is a good sign or a bad one, Let’s just hope they are keeping their moves away from the press so that no-one scuppers the deal.

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  • geoff777

    Jun 28, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #7

    @stuart

    No one has snapped up Gervinho.
    His price tag isn’t massive, strange that not one of the “big” clubs are in for him.

    Toonruz may yet be proved correct. I hope so.

    But as you say the fun starts on July 1st.

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 28, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #8

    once we agree a fee for erdinc think it will get tied up quickly, the fact is no one knows who were after n am sure there workin hard on deals pards said he wanted 3 exiting players to get ppl on there feet id say marveux is one so still need 2 to come in

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  • Stuart

    Jun 28, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #9

    Hopefully its a good thing toonfan, we know newcastle don’t really like to mention targets anymore.

    Hopefully we’ll just sneak in unnoticed and steal him lol.

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  • Eyeball81

    Jun 28, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #10

    let the scum blow their load on Wickham and Long….without a decent midfield or defence they’ll not be there long….after all 4 of their best players last seaon have gone back to their respective parent clubs the only one they have actually signed is that el mohammdei kid for 2m

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #11

    I didn’t say anything about Carroll. Liverpool are just getting advantage taken of them and their new found money, and Dalglishs’ home grown preference.

    However, if Chelsea get Neymar (40m release) and/or Falcao (23m release), I can see them wanting to make some money back.

    He is also on fairly large wages I believe. Really wouldn’t surprise me if he ended up at Spurs.

    Also, he’s English and not cheap, so I really really really doubt we’re interested…

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  • toonfan76

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #12

    Don’t really like talking about Gervinho any more but I have to say I think this guy rates himself higher than the clubs that are interested in him, I personally think his Ego is gonna cause problems when he comes to agree terms with a team. Just a feeling I get from the way things have happened so far. Unless Toonruz is right. Ha Ha Ha

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  • peasngravy

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #13

    alreet everyone first time blogger, hope we do get erding tied up quick, looks good to me what ive seen of him, good finisher and got plenty of pace. dont want darron gibson as well let the scum have him

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #14

    geoff

    I doubt we were ever even in for him. Lille said yesterday they expect him to go to Arsenal, who they are currently negotiating with.

    I would call Arsenal a “big” club, especially when they’re his dream move.

    The fantasy, created by toonruz’s lying, that we have signed Gervinho really needs to stop :/

    And who announces a player with the away kit? Why? lol…

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  • slazberger

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #15

    this is all just speculation but i have an issue with

    “That’s disappointing because you would think we had no money to spend, but Newcastle have brought in nearly £40M with the sale of Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan, this year alone.”

    the players we have scouted will have had an estimated valuation based on the scouts reports, just because we have money doesnt mean we should pay over that valuation in my opinion.

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #16

    as it between us n the scum n i thought we had a better sqaud already n weve made the better signings

    nufc in …………………………………..safc in
    marveux………………………………….larrson
    ba…………………………………………..westwood
    cabaye……………………………………el mahamidi
    abeid………………………………………dong wi

    we are on course to stuff them again

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  • stuckdownsouth

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #17

    Calm down Ed, it would have been impossible to keep up the pace we started at!

    Good start, and talks on going I imagine.
    The problem as I see it is that too many people play ‘Football Manager Games’ and believe they know more than they do about deal structures and timings.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #18

    Finaly arse set to sign gervinho
    , an payet wl b goin to lille,

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #19

    still think 2 may come in this week n i think most major deals will b done b4 usa tour, also got to remember club will b tryin to get players out of the club 2

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #20

    Im not worried about Sissoko.

    To be fair, I dont see where he would play for us.

    Our priority has got to be strikers and I think we are pushing hard on Erdinc and I think we will deffo have an eye on what is going on with Sturridge – any news on Stoke’s bid being accepted/rejected??

    Dont sweat it lads, First of July is the official start of the transfer window and the U21 tornament has kept scouts busy.

    We dont normally do our business till later in the window, so the fact we have got some lads in already is great for us.

    Re. Naylor, Its surely all up to the lad and FA/FIFA now aint it, if he puts in that transfer request, then its clear he wants to be here.

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  • SouthLincsToon

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #21

    I agree with @stuckdownsouth

    Ed, I think you seemed to be getting a bit panicky.

    We’ve already made 3 quality signings (4 inc. Abeid) and it’s not even Julyyet. I think that’s pretty good progress to be honest.

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #22

    not yet arsenal aint even put in an offical bid wengers reluctance to pay over the odds for players cud scupper any deal

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  • geoff777

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #23

    @toondownsouth

    I doubt it too. He would balance the team nicely.

    We need a right winger.

    I hope we sign Matuidi he’d be an awesome signing.
    Cover for Tiote’s suspensions and it would make us so solid away from home.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #24

    @13

    Welcome peasngravy

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #25

    taylor will happen once he tells them he dont want to b there
    agreed its only june 28th n weve signed 4 players n good players think were making great progress

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #26

    geoff777 agree matuidi wud b great signing still think the club will announce players we aint even been linked with

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #27

    hope we sign stturidge matudi Erding and Cheik m BEnGUE then we will be ready to roar

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #28

    @Davybtoon
    Gerivinho wl b goin to arse n nxt few days , coz lille need money to buy payet.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #29

    Stoke have offered £3M for Carlton Cole.

    I really hope they get him coz then we wont!

    Are they moving on to Cole coz they couldnt land Sturridge?

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  • peasngravy

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #30

    does anyone actually think gervinho wants to play for us all the noises he’s been making have been about wanting to play for the gooners, would rather sturridge any day of the week than gervinho, but doubt that chelsea will end up selling him anyway. erding as 2nd forward, keep best and get charlie z can play on the right

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #31

    from BBC:

    “Liverpool are giving up on signing Jose Enrique from Newcastle and will instead look to experienced Manchester City left-back Wayne Bridge, who was on loan at West Ham last season.” – Reported to be willing to offer upto £7M. – Idiots!

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  • cousto

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #32

    Transfers were always going to slow down.
    Hopefully we get Sturridge, M’Bengue (if Jose goes which I doubt), Barnetta and Matuidi.
    Hope the Gibson rumours aren’t true, the guy has a decent shot, but he’s not a patch on Matuidi

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #33

    @30

    I dont want Gervinho at all after all that has gone on and all the talk he has given about Arsenal and ‘having his heart set on his dream move’ to them.

    I know most of that is agent talk but its just gone on so bloody long!

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  • peasngravy

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #34

    cheers richyg, totally agree about carlton cole, we need to steer well clear of him he’s worse than ameobi and thats saying something. was there ever anything official about stoke bidding£6 million for sturridge

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  • Stuart

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #35

    @Richy 31

    Hahaha, only big King Kev could be that stupid. I really hope thats true like!

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  • elpaso_geordie

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #36

    Yes we will be put off by any large fee .

    Been saying it all summer that Newcastle will not pay more than 6-8 million for a player under Ashley’s regime .
    and wont spend a net of 10 million over all transfers in and out …………………………..

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  • Stuart

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #37

    I disagree elpaso.

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  • JohnnyBrookes

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #38

    I will be fairly annoyed if the mackems pick up Wickham. WE could easily get him, if we offered the cash. We NEED another striker badly.

    That should be a priority, we need to spend now, freenies are done and dusted and we need to start spending the Carroll money.

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  • Ollieh51

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #39

    Tell you what lads, I’d take Sturridge over Gervinho any day of the week.

    Can both do a similar role but Sturridge would be a better goal scorer I reckon although we really need a right sided player like Barnetta as cover/a replacement for BarToon?

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  • peasngravy

    Jun 28, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #40

    i hope we get a few good signings in this week before pre-season starts, and give them as long as possible to gel coz we’ve got big games to start especially 2nd match of the season, hope charlie z is in our line up and not the disease riddens. toon toon

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