Newcastle In Big Rethink Over Summer Transfer Moves

With Newcastle doing so very well this season in the Premier League, the club seems to be returning rather quickly to the big time.

Derek Llambias on Tyneside yesterday

And it’s all something that Newcastle fans wouldn’t have even dreamed of last summer, but we have a much better squad than we thought,  with a number of our players coming through big time this season.

Managing Director Derek Llambias was on Tyneside yesterday, and the views surrounding him and owner Mike Ashley may have changed just a little bit this season,  as their long term plan for Newcastle seems to be bearing fruit.

With the Europa league almost a certainty for Newcastle next season, and a decent chance to get into the Champions League – if the lads can keep up their good form for the last five games of the season – it seems that the club are having a rethink about what to do this summer.

Newcastle were only going to bring in a couple of top players in the summer, but they are now looking to increase that number to five top players,  to strengthen the side both in skill and size for next season.

And as we mentioned a day or so ago,  the plans for a summer tour will be on hold until the club knows which European competition they are in next season, and when the first game is.

Newcastle’s great season has even come as a shock to the Newcastle hierarchy,  who never expected to qualify for Europe this season, and a big rethink is needed and apparently underway, as the lads could even be in the lucrative Champions League next season.

Qualifying for Europe is one way of increasing that revenue which was around £88M in the last financial year but under Freddy Shepherd was close to £100, so Newcastle will definitely become a richer club in Europe next season.

But it’s unlikely that the transfer moves will change much, and Newcastle will continue to try to do some bargains in the transfer market.

However, we may see more of a Papiss Cisse type of signing this summer, where an already very good player can be brought in for a reasonable fee.

We may see about three of those players come in over the summer months, which promises to be one of the most exciting for Newcastle fans, since Bobby Robson was managing the club in the Champions League.

Things are certainly looking up at Newcastle these days.

Howay The Lads!!

20 comments so far

  • redondo77

    Apr 17, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #1


  • Toon_Tom

    Apr 17, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #2


  • mickg108

    Apr 17, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #3

    Think Huntelaarr is out of the remit MA has,,27 now & wages wold be a problem.

  • mickg108

    Apr 17, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #4


  • Slimmy

    Apr 17, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #5

    I’d love Huntelaar but I reckon he’s older than the player we are likely to sign plus his wage demands would most likely rule us out. Even if MA and DL are willing to bring in extra players this summer, they will be the same sort of “bargain” signings that we’ve already seen and that’s no bad thing. Personally I hope we have some of our summer targets already tied up, we’ve been so successful with what signings we’ve made I think that the likes of Liverpool (I just threw up a little in my mouth), City and Chelsea, who are incapable of unearthing their own transfer targets will be throwing money at anyone we are linked with.

  • redondo77

    Apr 17, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #6

    I don’t think we have anyone except Shola with CL experience currently

  • Ian Magpie

    Apr 17, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #7

    Wow its nearly shopping time again and this summer is going to be crazy. No matter what competition we are in we need to stregthen. Obviously we need quality in defence with at least one quality CB and a FB. I would also like to see our attacking options increased and not just upfront! Seeing us attack at pace has been one of the most amazing and axciting things this season. I would love to see Marvin Martin brought in next to Cabeye and upfront HBA/Ba on the left, Cisse in the middle and Riad Badebouz on the right of attack! Total quality with frightening pace! Backed up with good defensive aquisitions……..Nxxt season WOW!

  • SmileyFace

    Apr 17, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #8

    A lot of the talk of MA’s type of player was for the 5 year plan of the club. We have skipped a step or two and we are further than where we thought we were going to be. Imagine a ‘klass’ act like Huntelaar – sorry. But he could be on the same wages as Colo, helping us generate more money through league finish and competitions, players can pay for themselves in a short amount of time, it’s the risk owners and managers take. Give MA and DL credit, noone could have invisaged where we would be, and personally i don’t want a ‘marquee’ signing, but talented players – bring them in !!

  • lee1892

    Apr 17, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #9

    Redondo – Colo, Cabaye and HBA have all got CL experience

  • lee1892

    Apr 17, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #10

    Obertan and Santon too (maybe simpson – a game or two)

  • Sav

    Apr 17, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #11

    Likely we’ll be using our new European profile to attract a raft of talented youngsters to bolster the squad this summer. Our young’uns shipped 6 again against ManU reserves this week, which shows the gulf in class. This has to be the next logical step in the Carr/Mashley masterplan – to grow our own. My guess that is where the bulk of our effort to recruit will be applied.

  • Crawfordladd17

    Apr 17, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #12


    Santon, Obertan, Ben Arfa, Simpson and Coloccini a couple of games.
    Cabaye, Tiote, S.Taylor Europa League

  • 9

    Apr 17, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #13

    Sav@11: You’re right about the emphasis on youth and long term. I’m waiting to hear if we’ve passed the audit for the all-important Class 1 Academy status- this is quite simply essential to achieve. In the meanwhile, it is totally unrealistic to expect Carr the Magician to have another season like he’s just had – give him a chance – nobody’s that good year after year, but we can certainly look forward to quality from him, it’s just there isn’t an endless assembly line of Tiotes out there all destined to end up at the same club (more’s the pity!).
    But short-term, medium-term and (given Class 1 status) long-term, we’re in a better place than we have ever been, ever.

  • nico

    Apr 17, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #14

    Adam Johnson is the lad we should be looking at. A reliable source says he’d take a pay cut to come here. He has mates in the area and would love to play regular football.


    Apr 17, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #15

    I do hope that we DON,T go back to the days when we are paying Mega Bucks for established Prima-Donna,s with sky high wage demands~!

    I am not a Huntelaar Fan~! Too Old- and he would cost a fortune to buy and maintain~! There are much better players out there who would jump at the chance to come and play for Us! And who are also younger!

    We have built up a reputation this season in Europe and it would be a shame to start throwing away all the good work by spending Millions on players like Huntelaar!

  • dunntoon

    Apr 17, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #16

    Think a defender is a tip priority but Diame from Wigan would be an excellent signing – fully expect him to be at a top 4 club in the near future – lets hope it’s us 🙂

    Also Worth looking at some of the players from teams potentially going down like Hoillett, Mark Davies, Taarabt, Olsson to name a few as backup

  • Geordie Mitch

    Apr 17, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #17

    Add to the Europa list the first time we saw a young Tim Krul in action, and he looked superb even back then as a young ‘un against Palmero

  • JP...from The Rock

    Apr 17, 2012 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #18

    I don’t rate Huntelaarr at all, very over-rated. I think the player we should go for is Marvin Martin he’s a different player but extremely talented and would fit in perfectly with the team we’re building and he’s french.

  • croftus5678

    Apr 18, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #19

    i think they have there heads screwed on tbh if anything i think we will be looking for youngsters with experience and quality to go into the fringe of reserves/full team.
    our 1st choice team is 1 of the best we have had imo and they are improving in playing together and have settled as a team only thing that lets us down a little is the injuries so if reserve/subs are improved we could prob have a good 12 or so points on this season.
    i have seen at least 3 games this season where i’m sure if colo/saylor had been playing they would not have scored easy or been a penalty to have lost the game or drawn it.

  • John

    Apr 19, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #20

    Id be a bit wary of bringing in players for the sake of it 3top players and keep the ones we have, a small tight knit group of players with a few youngsters which we have will do do better than 6-or 8 sulking players that dt play get big wages and are a bad influ on the rest where will we be then.


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