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Newcastle Will Need Four Or Five Top Signings This Summer

10:03 am, Sunday, April 8th, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 26 Comments

Alan Pardew has said in the local Sunday Sun today,  that if Newcastle do somehow qualify for Europe next season, we will need four or five top signings in the summer.

Newcastle linked with FC Twente’s Douglas

If Liverpool beat Everton in the FA Cup semi-final next Saturday, and Newcastle can retain 6th position in the league, we are 12 points above Everton in 7th place at the moment with 18 points to play for, then Newcastle will get into the Europa League.

And if we can somehow get to 5th position,  that’s also an automatic qualification for the Europa League, and 4th position gets us into the Champions League.

The Sunday Sun is reporting that Newcastle have plans to bring in only a couple of signings this summer, but we find that hard to believe.

But if Newcastle qualify for Europe next season, the Magpies  will bring in five new players, and even more if Danny Simpson and/or Danny Guthrie leave in the summer months.

Alan was asked if he would need a bigger squad, if Newcastle are in Europe next season:

“It will possibly change us a little bit.” “I think we would need a bigger squad, therefore where we might only bring in two or three we might need four or five to bolster the numbers.

“We’ll have to see because obviously we’ve got contracts up here as well, whether we all agree to stay or they go as well. We’ll have to wait and see.”

It seems that Newcastle are eying PSV and Holland defender Erik Pieters, France right-back Mathieu Debachy, who is Yohan Cabaye’s friend,  and FC Twente’s 6’4″ Brazilian center-back Douglas.

But Newcastle (of course) have also been linked with lots of other players this year already – about 184. :D

But first things first, and we need to qualify for Europe, and then we could see a very exciting transfer window for Newcastle fans this summer.

That’s what we are really hoping for, and to think we were in the doldrums a short three years ago – the Newcastle resurgence has been almost unbelievable since the summer of 2009.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours





26 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dannyo // Apr 8, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Bodes for an exciting summer!

  • 2 Tsunki // Apr 8, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Whoever we lose this summer will be players we don’t need either by virtue of skill or attitude. Even if they are the ‘big’ names I will not cry, because I know their replacements will more than justify their loss. They must if we are to have any success in pushing for europe. Think of carroll, nolan, barton – if tiote for example wants to go to a ‘big’ club the so long Cheick and cheers for the great two seasons. Next!

  • 3 pbNcl // Apr 8, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    I can’t get my head around who’s comin or going. All depending on circumstance. However does look like pieters is en route.
    If ba decides to sign for psg, ill wish him all the best, its his boyhood club. If he stays, well that’s just excellent : D

  • 4 JackNUFC // Apr 8, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    I Would like to see

    2 CB – Douglas OR Yanga Mwiba and a young Prospect maybe… Dunk/Maguire etc.

    1 LB – Pieters by a mile, and maybe a new RB if Simmo leaves?….. Clyne?

    1 or 2 CM – Belhanda and Corgnet/Amtilifano

    1 Winger Hoillet/Jarvis. Plus Marveaux will be like a new signing

    1 Striker so we have better cover for the ACON, maybe Rhodes, Rodriguez,

    Outs
    Gosling; Personally i dont think he will make it
    Lovernkrans; Too old
    Ranger; No comment
    Smith; (WAGES)
    Xisco; Read Above
    Best; Easily Replaced.

    Maybe Guthrie and Simmo although i would like them to stay.

    Hopefully gonna be a successful Summer and improve our Squad for EUROPE next Year… HWTL

  • 5 pbNcl // Apr 8, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    I’m not so sure tiote is easy to replace mind. Not many fully fledged defensive mids kickin about with his kind of remit.

  • 6 hallelujah..john tudor john tudor // Apr 8, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    get rid of xisco,smith and ranger…….and keep everyone else, then add 4 or 5 class players and we would have a great chance of a top 4 finish next season

  • 7 shearer 9 // Apr 8, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Neva Seen that French rb play but let’s get him just because he’s the fastest player on FIFA 12 lol

  • 8 level7wonder // Apr 8, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    So glad we are chasing chelsea as it is much easier to chase people especially when you have momentum when we do :-) but I would be happy with 6th place and push on next season!

  • 9 "Jose Enrique... were in the top 6" (steve) // Apr 8, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Tiote is a beast, we have only lost 3 games all season when he has played… Some players are more indispensable than others it would seem

    http://www.newcastleunited-mad.co.uk/newcastle_united/player/season_141/cheik_ismael_tiot_28301/index.shtml

  • 10 Gary // Apr 8, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    I don’t think we do need loads of new players. Pardew has proved beyond any doubt that a good team spirit and everyone working together is better than a whole load of super stars with attitude. More of the same please.

  • 11 Pardew's fist pump // Apr 8, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Out

    Simpson
    Smith
    Loven
    Xisco
    Ranger

    Hope we come to an agreement with Guthrie.

    In

    Pieters
    Douglas
    Corgnet/Martin/Maher
    Hoillet
    Perhaps a new, young European ST.

  • 12 shearer 9 // Apr 8, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    If we got in to Europe wud love to c us sign a really good lw like hoilet so he can cut in

  • 13 shearer 9 // Apr 8, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Pardew fist pump
    Is that Martin the German left winger coz he wud b ideal

  • 14 Pardew's fist pump // Apr 8, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Nope Marvin Martin, CM of Sochaux and Cabaye’s international partner. http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11095/7656952/Martin-looking-to-move-on

  • 15 jimmymagpie // Apr 8, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Ed – it is Pardew who is telling the press that there are only plans to bring in 2 or 3 AT THE MOMENT. Read the quote above. The press are saying this morning that the Amalfitano transfer is a done deal, and more than one report suggests that Douglas is NOT a Ncle target as he seems destined for Ajax as a replacement for Vertonghen who is off to Arsenal. My info, for what it is worth, is that the lad Mbiwa is our main centre half target. Cabaye’s mate at Lille would be too pricey at £10m, and any move for a right back would depend on the Simpson situation. Remember if Pieters comes in, Santon is also available for right back, and we must give some of these younger lads an opportunity. I’m told that Tavernier will start tomorrow if Cabaye doesn’t make it, as Perch will play midfield. Surely we must bring in at least 2 young strikers in the summer, even if Ba stays, as cover, and remember there is another ACN next year, and Shola isn’t exactly reliable as regards fitness.

  • 16 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Apr 8, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Nothing new here Ed ! Your first few paragraphs begin with “IF”!

    Gary @ 10 is right! Even we do get into Europe we still don,t need to sign that many players~!

    Pardew has proved a lot of his doubters wrong by getting us where he has with what he,s got!

    The unknown in all this is whether any of the top players get whisked away by big money transfers! And they will have to be just that: “BIG MONEY!”
    Hav,nt the owners said that no-one will be sold unless the offer is for a lot of money!

    And the statement about links with other players is also correct! I,m seeing a diffferent name on here every day! Prefer to concentrate on ending this season on a high! And worrying about close season when it comes!

  • 17 giimps // Apr 8, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Tsunki, All of the interviews I have read from Tiote say he is more than happy here, infact his words last season were ” Didier says I should go to Chelsea to play with him in a big team and I said he should come and play for Newcastle ”
    Those are the words of a man who recognises the stature of our club.
    If Abromavic had not gone to Chelsea there is no way their players would be there, they cannot generate enough money to pay their players and in 2 years time will not be able to play in Europe anyway (as the European financial fair play rules stand)
    I hope we do get into Europe as this may just be the magnet which keeps our players here.
    HWTL

  • 18 GeordieoftheSouth // Apr 8, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    @JackNufc – Completely agree with that.

  • 19 HarryHarrison // Apr 8, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    We need another prolific goalscorer of Cisses ability who isnt going to be going to the ACoN, we won’t get anywhere in europe if Cisse, Ba and Tiote all go off to the ACoN, hense why I wouldnt bpther sniffing around Diame of Wigan

  • 20 check the toastie // Apr 8, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    If there was one signing i wud luv although i appreciate it will never happen, it is sessegnon from sunderland, the boy has so much class, him and Ben Arfa on the counter would be blistering, if we lose Ba for a decent amount of money, we should spend it straight on sessegnon, also if we do come into 20 million, i wud go out and splash a lump of cash on Baines, he is the dogs biscuits. those 2 signings plus a few cute freebies (douglas etc wud be great)

  • 21 Dyer8 // Apr 8, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    In :
    CB : Douglas (Twente) / Mapou Yanga-MBiwa (Montpelier)
    LB : Aly Cissokho (Lyon) / Mathieu Debuchy (Lille)
    CM : Marvin Martin (Sochaux) / Benjamin Corgnet (Dijong)
    WG : Junior Hoilett (B’Burn) / Matt Jarvis (Wolves)
    CF : Jordan Rhodes (Huddersfield) / Jay Rodriguez (Burnley)

    —————-Krul
    Santon–Saylor–Collo–Cissokho
    —————-Tiote
    ———-Cabaye–Martin
    HBA—————————–Ba
    —————-Cisse

  • 22 JackNUFC // Apr 8, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    @Dyer8

    That team would be Exciting to watch if that’s what the outcome of our team is next year.

    Although would like to fit Jonas in somewhere, just simply because of his passion and work-rate.

  • 23 Faddj // Apr 8, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    http://faddj.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/wembley-to-soweto-st-james-park.html

  • 24 geordiejamie89 // Apr 8, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    I agree with some of the comments on here, I think we would recover if we sold quite a few of the players. But I don’t think we’d be able to replace Cheick Tiote in a hurry, or Papiss Cisse. Cheick Tiote is the best defensive midfielder i’ve seen in the league this season. And I won’t accept losing another number 9. we can afford the sale of a couple players, but i’d rather see them stay.

  • 25 JP...from The Rock // Apr 8, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    Marvin Martin would be my dream signing for this summer.

  • 26 JDdubai // Apr 9, 2012 at 6:12 AM

    Mbiwa
    Pieters
    Martin
    Hoilett
    young QUICK striker
    Whoever else to replace whoever leaves…




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