The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle officials are currently in France discussing some transfer moves.
Managing Director Derek LLambias – in Paris yesterday with agents
But Mevlut Erding of PSG is not the only player they are currently negotiating for, although the local paper has confirmed that Newcastle met with PSG officials yesterday in Paris.
There are said to be other targets too, and we assume they will come to Newcastle either in January or over the summer, and the news is that Newcastle will be bringing in young players who can improve big time on Tyneside.
The Chronicle is reporting that Newcastle’s top officials met various agents in Paris yesterday to begin negotiations on new signings, and the news is that Newcastle are keen on four or five players.
We now expect two players to be brought in during January, and those are a center-back and a striker, and it could well be that Erding agrees to finally sign on for the Tyneside club.
But we would expect the fee could be a bargain for Newcastle at under £5M, after Newcastle had agreed a fee of £7M only last summer, according to local reports yesterday.
One thing that slightly worries us about Mevlut is that we hope he really wants to come to Newcastle, as there was news over the summer that he had at one point turned down a move to the Magpies.
If he is not excited to become a Magpie then maybe he shouldn’t bother coming over, although we have trust in the Newcastle officials that not only will they be checking out the characters of the new signings, but also their commitment to Newcastle United.
Newcastle will probably bring in as many as six players to the club in the summer, and we’ll probably be losing Alan Smith, Peter Lovenkrands, Tamas Kadar and maybe even James Perch and Danny Guthrie, whose four year contract runs out in June.
That will ease up the wages bill at Newcastle and remember that Kazenga LuaLua has already left this month on a permanent deal to Brighton.
Newcastle will also attempt – once again – to offload Spanish striker Xisco, who is still on £50K/week at Newcastle but no club will take him off Newcastle’s hands.
That gets to be the problem when you sign an unknown and untested player for £5.7M and give him £50K/week on a five year contract.
But Newcastle will not be doing that again, any time soon, but they may have to wait until the summer of next year when Xisco’s contract runs out at Newcastle – an he’s currently on a season long loan deal at his former club Deportivo and he’s got the number 9 shirt there.
If we can get two good players in this January and then say six good players in the summer Newcastle should have an even stronger squad than this season, so we think things are really starting to look up on Tyneside.
What do you think?