Newcastle To Prioritize Contracts Once Transfer Window Slams Shut


In Alan Pardew’s press conference for the Brighton game this afternoon, he would not be drawn on which specific players Newcastle were after before the end of the month.

Alan Pardew – contracts next up once transfer window ends

There’s nothing wrong with that of course, but Alan did say that once next Wednesday and February rolls around,  the club will then concentrate on signing some of their players to new contracts.

The three main players involved will be captain Fabricio Coloccini, Danny Simpson and Danny Guthrie.

Guthrie’s four year contract runs out in June, and he will be a high priority and Alan has already quite rightly sang the praises of the Shrewsbury-born player,  and we hope there’s no problems with signing Danny up to a new deal, since he seems very happy to stay on Tyneside.

The other two players have contracts that run out in June of next year.

Indeed Fabricio’s agent will be flying in from Argentina next week to meet with the Newcastle hierarchy, in an effort to thrash out Fabricio’s contract.

And sources at Newcastle seem confident they can sign the Argentine to a new five and a half year deal at Newcastle.

Pardew had this to say about the ongoing contract negotiations:

“We haven’t broken down with anybody. We are just waiting for the window to shut, really, before we focus on the guys whose contracts we need to really analyse.”

“There are a couple out of contract and a couple the year after, so we need to keep an eye on that.”

Danny Simpson also seems to want to stay on Tyneside, but if you believe all the paper talk, the former Manchester United player has already turned down two contract offers from the Tyneside club.

Both deals offered were for around five years, although we assume if he signs one soon that will be for four and a half years.

If  Simpson doesn’t sign a new deal before the summer then watch for him to be sold and a new right back brought in, over the summer.

We hope Coloccini can play on Saturday afternoon, after he took a slight knock in training this morning, but if he doesn’t play you can bet your life the conspiracy theories  will be out in full force  that he doesn’t want to be cup-tied.

We’d like to see all three players signed up – and the sooner the better.

Peter Lovenkrand’s three year contract runs out in June, as does the four and a half year contract of 21 year-old forgotten center-back Tamas Kadar, but we don’ think either player will get a new offer.

And Alan Smith’s five year deal at £60K/week ends in June, and he’ll move on to some other club – maybe even back to Leeds United, his home town club.

Alan has never been able to get many games since Newcastle were promoted in May of 2010, and he’s only made 16 appearances over the last two seasons and only two appearances this season.

He’s appeared in total 94 times for Newcastle United and of course has still to score his first goal for the club.

And don’t be surprised if Newcastle sign six or more new players in the summer, even more if the lads qualify for Europe, and the club seem to have done a lot of work in January in getting their summer targets lined up.

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75 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Jan 26, 2012 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #1

    Renewing these contracts will be the biggest deals that we can do, we desperately need Colo and Guthrie signed up long term as we’re are slowly building a strong squad and need their quality

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 26, 2012 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #2

    You see this is why I think we may sell Guthrie.

    We wouldn’t take a risk og going into the final 6 month of is contract and hoping he signs a new deal noing that if he does not we will loose him for nothing.

    Colo and Simmo are different as if they say no we have 18 months to sell.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 26, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #3

    Its just good sense – once this window shuts we have time to nail the ‘keepers’ to decent contracts, and hunker down for a push for European places, whether by top finish or (whispers) FA Cup win. OK I said it sorry but there it is. I’m looking forward with trepidation to the Summer window ‘cos that’s the scary one imho. All the flotsom blown away, and all those wages free for fresh dedicated legs. It’ll be greeeaaatt! Meanwhile this transfer window is getting a bit dull now.

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  • ToonHeart

    Jan 26, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #4

    I hope the contracts all get sorted out with the current players. We have such a good team to build with in the summer. I just fear the worst until the window shuts. Just don’t want to lose a good player or two and end up falling down the league. Here’s to hoping. Love the toon. Live by it 😀

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  • JackButler

    Jan 26, 2012 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #5

    If we bring in another 1 or 2 players during this window, it will show the players that we already have that the club has ambition and is moving in the right direction and that will make it easy to get the likes of Colo to sign up long term

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  • Scottishtoon95

    Jan 26, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #6

    don’t know that i care about players contracts needing to be signed, bar cpt. colo, and a new deal for ba without the stupid clause

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  • Scottishtoon95

    Jan 26, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #7

    We should be sneaky and put in a decent bid for Vertroengen (think thats it) + a player we don’t really want like obertan/lovenkrance/kadar before the big clubs get there. It was obvious last saturday that we’re in desperate need of a quality CB and he fits the bill.

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jan 26, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #8

    Guthrie deserves a new deal, he has been a solid squad player and battled quietly with out causing rifts and has really developed this season. Guthrie is the type of player you need to build a Europe squad…. He makes for good depth I’n the engine room… Colo and simmo will both put pen to paper I’n February… Both have formed great chemistry with krul and simmo is kruls best mate… Hwtl

    Oh ya, my mate here I’n America works for a printing company who prints flyers for the company that prints the match day programmes and he says we are gonna sign Allen smiths older brother to play cb/sweeper….number deal 70k a week lol

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  • PontiusLee

    Jan 26, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #9

    i hope colo retires at newcastle. guthrie is looking great. and simmo is not to shabby either.
    sign them all up.
    toon army in california baby! 🙂

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  • ToonIcon

    Jan 26, 2012 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #10

    I hope Pardew is planning on looking at Krul and Ba’s contracts as well as the 3 mentioned

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jan 26, 2012 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #11

    Bumper deal not number deal… F-ing iphone

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  • ross armstrong

    Jan 26, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #12

    5 days til window shuts and nowt never happens on a weekend so realisticly 3 days to get a top center half!! not gna happen is it?? brilliant at the front shite at the back!! its like a smart woman then you turn her round and her bum is huge … no good !! wtf i need to go to bed i talk poo sometimes haha !! we do need a good center half tho willo aint gud enough

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 26, 2012 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #13

    Need to get colo and guthrie signed up asap!! Both deserve a new contract!
    Oh and smithy WTF ya been here 5years anfmd ya havent reached the big 100!

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  • ToonIcon

    Jan 26, 2012 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #14

    Still hope we sign Mbiwa Samba would be good but is over 26 so dont see it happening maybe a smash and grab deal on Douglas otherwise i have no idea who the club will go for

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 26, 2012 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #15

    Samba is 27 so I wouldn’t rule him out

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 26, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #16

    Either samba or m’biwa would make this the best transfer window ever

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  • t00ntime

    Jan 26, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #17

    I think we shud trust 5-1 not believe him but trust him, if we have a player having a medical tomorrow we will believe him from now on, if not we wont believe him again ( like colin)
    I suppose its only fair to see if he is right or not… cant see it
    thats why I’m not getting excited but still give the kid a chance

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  • smithy434

    Jan 27, 2012 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #18

    Whos 5-1?

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 27, 2012 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #19

    davybtoon – He’s also 28 in march and would cost like £10million plus… they was something on twitter earlier saying some massive(sensational) transfer news coming out of us this weekend

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 27, 2012 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #20

    Samba would b sensational jus bcoz of the fact no one wud expect us to pull a deal off like that

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  • t00ntime

    Jan 27, 2012 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #21

    last post 😛 he said a friend told him cisse was signing ( before sky said) and that tommorrow a blackburn player will have a medical and the fee was accepted (only personals to go) he then got completly ripped apart by all the readers lol

    So I thought I wud stick up for him tonight, and if there is no medical I will ignore him from then on.

    I wudn’t get excited like cause it sounds like a lie but hey no harm in waiting till tomorrow to judge 😛

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 27, 2012 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #22

    Hahaha me mates just text me saying weve apparently agreed a deal for Hoillet he says its around £5.5million, That would be funny

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  • Brutooon

    Jan 27, 2012 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #23

    Collocini – I hope we keep him but i get a feeling its the same thing happen to Nolan
    Simpson – If we were to sign a better and younger full back then keep him as a backup
    Guthrie – i am 50/50 on this but he is so far a OK backup for Tiote But Gosling and Abeid is not far behind him

    Lovenkrands and Smith – no need to renew their contract. Ageing, Slow, Not Good Enough. Gave chances to young players

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 27, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #24

    Whats going to happen with Samba/Colo/Taylor/Wilo when Taylor is fit a cant see any of them happy to sit on the bench

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  • t00ntime

    Jan 27, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #25

    @GT the one good thing about keepers and CB’s is they las till bout 35 (if they are good like hopefully colo) and keepers till 40 (so krul cud be with us for another 15 years :O) and if so we cud get sambe for 5 years and then sell him to ‘big money relegation candidates’ QPR

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 27, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #26

    See QPR want both Moses and Rodelegga

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  • t00ntime

    Jan 27, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #27

    one question… everybody wants hoilett but does that not spell the end for ben arfa?
    ben arfa cant play CF cause when we play with a withdrawn striker we dont do well so in a 4-4-2 or a 4-3-3 hoilett and ben arfa play the same place right?

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 27, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #28

    If we pay £10million for Samba now in 5 years time he’s be 33 and we wouldnt make anything on him.. but while he’s here him and Colo a think would basically guarentee us Europa league this seaon… solid as a rock and also with the return of the Deadly Dembas we will be firing

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 27, 2012 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #29

    t00ntime – can both play either wing Ben Arfa would be RW and Hoillet LW both cutting inside.. Jonas doesnt offer much going forward but his work rate is immense.. but football isnt about how much you can run its about producing the good and as a winger he should have an end product in which Hoillet and Benny both have…Imagine this team in Feb man :\

    —————Krul
    Simo-Samba-Colo-Santon
    ——–Tiote-Cabaye
    Benny————–Hoillet
    ———-Ba-Cisse

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 27, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #30

    Still dont think we’ll get Samba or Hoillet but would be good.. a like Mbiwa and a think he would be more realistic than Samba and cheaper plus if he does well Ash will make a profit

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  • t00ntime

    Jan 27, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #31

    GT if we have that team I wud be through the roof lol I would be amaze if we didnt finish in top 6 with that team 😛

    O with the samba thing if we sign him for 10 we cud sell him later on for 5mil atleast (to some stupid club lol) It doesnt fit the profile but if we got the team you just mentioned we will earn more then 10mil in 5 years lol

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 27, 2012 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #32

    I don’t think it would be the end of Benny

    I think Newcastle like players that can play in a variety of positions and getting Holliet is (or would be) an example of an evolving tactical awareness by Pardew.

    You could switch tactics instantly during a game (e.g. from 4-4-2 to 4-3-3) which is a little harder to do with Ober and Guti on the pitch.

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  • t00ntime

    Jan 27, 2012 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #33
  • t00ntime

    Jan 27, 2012 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #34

    It’s funny… start of the window everyone agreed it would be great if we sold/bought no one. now we have signed cisse everybody is expecting more, I for one would still be happy if the window finished now.

    Poor MA finally does something right and people just want more lol

    but DL is still a d1ck

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 27, 2012 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #35

    It’s time to speculate and accumulate

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 27, 2012 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #36

    t00ntime – we must 100% sign a CB because we will struggle when not ‘if’ Colo and Willo get injured or suspended

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  • davybtoon

    Jan 27, 2012 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #37

    Gt89 I personally think Douglas will b who we get

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  • BigKirky

    Jan 27, 2012 at 12:47 AM

    Comment #38

    It’ll be very interesting to see if 5-1’s transfer forecast comes true. It’s quite exciting when people come on the blog with some inside info, albeit a lot of the time it’s wayward, maybe even this one.

    Then there was that sky sports twitter mention about a shock transfer. Hehe. Who knows… But the fact is that someone, somewhere will know things way before everyone else so why not come on here and make people excited for what they know for a fact is imminent.

    I still like that mysterious ‘Beardo’ comment in the summer. He wasn’t far wrong was he? 🙂

    We need a centre half and quickly though!

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 27, 2012 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #39

    If you have any doubts Hoillet and Benny wouldn’t be in the same team check out Hoillett cutting in off the left and imagine Benny on the right

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PADCNNMUVR8

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 27, 2012 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #40

    Never seen him but sounds good so fair enough al be happy

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