Who’s Next Through The Door At Newcastle?


Newcastle had signed four good players before June 18th rolled around last year.

Romain Amalfitano – one player through the door so far

The Magpies had brought in Yohan Cabaye in early June, and then on June 17th there was news of Newcastle signing both Demba Ba and Sylvain Marveaux, and the club had  already brought in young Mehdi Abeid from Lens on a free transfer earlier in the summer.

Newcastle have so far brought in 22 year-old Romain Amalfitano on a free transfer from French second division club Reims, but he’s the only one through the door at the moment.

And Newcastle have let Alan Smith, Peter Lovenkrands, Danny Guthrie and Tamas Kadar leave on free transfers, and so Newcastle will need to bring in up to four top players to replace them,  as well as to bolster the squad for the upcoming Europa League games.

We have been linked with Ajax midfielder/defender Anita this weekend, and were first linked with the Dutch International only three weeks ago, according to our records.

All we really know about Anita is what his agent Harry Lulofs has said, which is what he told the NUFCfans web-site:

“Newcastle have made an offer between £5-£10 million. I cannot give you the accurate figure, but Ajax have received a written offer.”   “They are very satisfied with the guy and want to keep him. Newcastle have been watching him for a long time and really want to sign him.”

“This is the first offer Ajax have received for Vurnon and we’ll soon see how they react.”  “The only other Premier League club to get in touch was Norwich.”  “Paul Lambert called me to ask about him Anita. Now he has moved to Aston Villa, so maybe they will be in touch. I don’t know.”

That started the news going on the player, but we have no idea how far along Newcastle really are in the negotiations, although this lad would look to be a decent buy, and he can play in a number of different positions, which has to be good.

It could be the transfers are delayed this year, because of the Euro 2012 Championships, which continue until July 1st, but there seems no reason why that should interfere with the transfer of Anita.

The 5’6″ Ajax player  made the provisional Dutch squad for Euro 2012, but was not included in the final Dutch squad of 23.

Newcastle are likely to bring in one center-back and a full back, but we’d be surprised if Anita is the only full-back that Newcastle bring in over the summer, especially if Danny Simpson leaves the club.

It would be nice to get another good player through the door soon, but it’s hard to know whether the Magpies are close to bringing Anita to the club.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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96 comments so far

  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 10, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #1

    From Last Post

    In all honesty if Hughton came in for Best, Williamson & Simpson with a £10M offer i’d definitely accept it as really they are the weak links of the squad. Cannot see Willo leaving because i think it’d be pretty difficult trying to bring in 2 new CBs with all the other targets (maybe save that for January or the 2013 Summer).

    Simmo is definitely going and Best looks likely as well so it’s really how much Hughton wants them because Fulham & QPR can probably offer more than Norwich same as Celtic with Best (money wise of course as any footballer with any dignity would turn down a move to that Mickey Mouse league to stay in England).

    I think though that a loan move for Vuckic to Norwich would be great as he’d start quite a lot of games there with Norwich playing him behind their CF and infront of Bradley Johnson and Matty Howson. We do have Amalfitano who can cover the CAM position.

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 10, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #2

    Hopefully the Anita deal will be wrapped up nice and early next week. Then we can concentrate on bringing in a the much needed CB. Then maybe while everyone’s scouting player’s at the Euros we can sneakily snap up Hoilett on the cheap and another non ACON CF.

    Then fully focus on bringing in Debuchy with several other full backs like Cissokho, Pieters & Rosales in back up if we miss out as apparently Inter, Real & Man Utd all have looked at Debuchy but not with as great an interest as us!

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  • only magpie of nepal

    Jun 10, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #3

    We should be doing following deals:
    In:
    1. Anita – Ajax (£6.5m aprox)
    2. De Jong – Twente (£8m) + add ons
    3. Mbiwa – Montpelliee (£5.5m)
    4. Douglous – Twente (£6m)
    5. Debuchy – Lille (£5 m)
    7. Pieters – Twente (£5 m)
    8. A Backup GK (for about £1 to 2 million)
    Total = £37million (approx)

    Out:
    1. Simpson – £4 to 5 m
    2. Froster – £2 to 3 m
    3. Best – £2m
    4. Willo – £2m
    5. Xisco – £1m (Deportivo are willing to take him for cheap)
    Total = £11 to 13 million

    That means net spent wud be around £25 million. According to remours there is about £20m for Pardew. And remaining £5m can be recovered from good European campaign and our squad wud be far more stronger to challenge top 4 next season.

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  • Grafton83

    Jun 10, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #4

    Isn’t Douglas on a free

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  • Nufc-83

    Jun 10, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #5

    What’s the best football manager game on the market. I always thought that fm was the best but have seen pple on here commenting on fifa. I don’t suppose that’s fifa12 do they have a manager sim out aswell

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  • blew

    Jun 10, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #6

    Height in the Premiership is a must in defence, additionally the Toon need heading ability, I cant see a 5ft 6ins player useful in these requirements.

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 10, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #7

    Only Magpie of Nepal

    I’m usually the one who makes ridiculous outlines to who we should sign but even I think your list is stupid. Firstly some of your price tags for players are wrong as Debuchy is valued at £6.5M & Pieters is £6M etc. & secondly we will not sign that many players as why an earth do we need two more full backs only one needed as Simmo’s replacement, Willo is very unlikely to leave and we will not sign two high profile CBs such as Mbiwa & Douglas who will both want starts but could both find themselves as bench warmers also a new keeper is not needed as Elliot is decent enough back up & Alnwick has got a bright future ahead of him.

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  • only magpie of nepal

    Jun 10, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #8

    Graftton83:
    Apparently Douglous has 1 year extension clause in his current contract which can be activated by his club Twente.

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  • only magpie of nepal

    Jun 10, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #9

    SuperToonKid:
    I know we can end without signing any of these listed players and even start next season with both Simpson and Willo in the starting line ups.
    But u know it is always fun predicting the summer signings and making the fantasy transfers in the blog.
    Isn’t it?

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  • ENGLISH PLAYERS 4 TOON

    Jun 10, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #10

    @ Nepal – I would hate to see pieters at newcastle, poor player at the best of times. Forster Should Stay.

    Caulker
    Ross Barkley
    Clyne
    Michael Mancienne?
    Jacob Butterfield

    Jeffery Bruma – unsettled at Chelsea, Dutch and a sure star for the future

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 10, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #11

    Nufc-83

    FIFA Manager is much worse than Football Manager. I bought it as it was supposedly better according to reviews on Amazon + it was some special deal but for real even on easy mode it’s too hard and less realistic FM so stick to Football Manager!

    Blew

    It’s not like we’re signing Anita for CB or a target man. He’s a CDM/LB so not exactly a desperate need for full backs to be tall also Claude Makelele (one of the greatest ever CDMs) is only 5’7″ do height is a not the issue more is he good enough and from what I’ve heard/seen & how he is rated highly in a very competitive Ajax squad and has international caps shows he is a player who could add something to the 1st XI

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 10, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #12

    Only Magpie of Nepal

    It’s fun but it’s also fun to debate why we should sign different players as we all have different opinions and I don’t think we need a new GK, and we only need 1 new FB & 1 new CB not 2 of each.

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  • lee1892

    Jun 10, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #13

    I dont believe that we are in for Anita. When we have been after all the players we have getting in, when have we known about it beforehand? Never, we only ever hear when its done. When newastle are after players they tell the other team/agents to keep it confidential so dont believe we are after him.

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  • only magpie of nepal

    Jun 10, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #14

    @ENGLISH PLAYERS 4 TOON:
    All the players u have listed have great potentials and surely the future stars. We can surely sign Butterfield but do u think Spurs will let Caulker leave? I wud love to see Clyne but Man U running behind him.
    Bruma was at Hamburg on loan last season and they are willing to sign him.
    I don’t think Mancienne wud be sold but may be we can get Barkley. Great lad and future England star but doubt Everton will let him go.
    What do u say????????

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  • only magpie of nepal

    Jun 10, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #15

    SupaToonKid

    We wud need New keeper becoz Froster is off to Celtic/QPR and Harper is considering to go out on loan. Soderberg has already joined new club and Alnwick is not ready for first team. that will only leave Kurl and Elliot.

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  • seantoon

    Jun 10, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #16

    Let’s get in there for this Charly Musonda age 15 before Chelsea get him.

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 10, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #17

    I’m expecting big things on July 1st.

    Whomever we sign I think we will all agree that if we haven’t concluded our business before August it’ll be a massive disappointment because every day that the window looms the fees get higher and higher.

    Our policy of not signing anyone unless it’s the right price will backfire time and time again on deadline day.

    Here’s hoping something happens soon.

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  • only magpie of nepal

    Jun 10, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #18

    seantoon:

    No Change. Abrahamovich’s cash flood will sweep that lad away from us

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  • only magpie of nepal

    Jun 10, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #19

    I mean NO CHANCE

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  • Mo Drysdale

    Jun 10, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #20

    Anyway England team for tomorrow?

    ————————————-Hart——————————–

    Johnson————–Terry—————Lescott————Cole

    ——-Gerrard——————-Parker——————–Oxlade—

    ————–Walcott——————————–Young———————————————-Carroll——————————-

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  • Nufc-83

    Jun 10, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #21

    Beattie the transfer policy is not failing time and time again if anything its better than its ever been regardless if you believe buying a cb would have increased our league position etc.

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  • Nufc-83

    Jun 10, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #22

    Mo i would play that team aswell but we know he will play milner parker Gerrard downing young welbeck

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 10, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #23

    Don’t rate Pieters. We need to sign Cissokho or a player in the mould of Evra/Santon.

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  • ENGLISH PLAYERS 4 TOON

    Jun 10, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #24

    ————-Krul—————-
    Clyne Caulker Collo Santon
    ———– Tiote —————-
    —Cabaye —— Barkley ——-
    Hatem ————–Marveaux
    ———- Papiss —————

    Still Only 3 Englishmen in the Starting 11 acheivable transfers and future national propects.

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  • lewytoon

    Jun 10, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #25
  • davybtoon

    Jun 10, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #26

    The reason why deals arnt being done is bcoz players are still on holiday simple

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  • petey

    Jun 10, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #27

    i reckon luciano narsingh from heerenveen would be a quality signing. Young and fast. good cover for ben arfa or Ba whichever side he is needed on.
    Ola John looks good too.

    Otherwise i wouldn’t complain if we signed some more English players like….keeping hold of guthrie is pretty important i reckon especially with all the games next season

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 10, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #28

    I’m sure we can get it down to £6.5m. Some other paper quoted 9 Million Euros. There’s no way that Liverpool would sign Cissokho, unless they are selling Enrique. The only realistic link is with us as we need a left-back. Pieters has been injured 3/4 times this season. That will rule him out. I’d be willing to start Marveaux next season. Top class player. Hopefully him and Santon will make the next world cup.

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  • Beardo

    Jun 10, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #29

    Nathaniel Clyne – potential to be the next Danny Simpson!

    Caulker – could be the next Scott Dann

    Barkley – all the ingredients to be as good as Rory Delap.

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  • dmac

    Jun 10, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #30

    Petey, you know Guthrie has been released right?

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  • petey

    Jun 10, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #31

    and then there is Kyriakos Papadopoulos, hints of nikos dabizas anyone?

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  • petey

    Jun 10, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #32

    no way i didn’t know that dmac, ive been travelling for the past month or so and haven’t been in touch with all the news !!!

    unbelievable, i know he needed first team but he was good backup

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  • ENGLISH PLAYERS 4 TOON

    Jun 10, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #33

    You for real Beardo?? Do you actually watch football?

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  • tarie4

    Jun 10, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #34

    ENGLISH PLAYERS 4 TOON

    Spurs will demand more than 10 mill for Caulker, U can forget about him.

    Nathaniel Clyne is a possibility as he is on a free, so wouldn’t mind him.

    Barkley will be the same as Caulker, I mean if U say he is going to be a future star, dnt U think professional coaches ar Everton haven’t seen his potential??
    I’m afraid he is out of our price range, unless Ofcourse he is on a free like Nathaniel.

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  • Beardo

    Jun 10, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #35

    ENGLISH PLAYERS 4 TOON

    Oh, I’m for real girlfriend!!

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  • dmac

    Jun 10, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #36

    I agree petey it seems a strange one to me. If he could stay fit for a full season i see no reason why Guths couldnt push for an england spot.
    He would have gotten more playing time this season, with us being in more competitions. My only hope is he was allowed to leave as we have others coming in.

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 10, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #37

    Kyriakos Papadopolous

    Now that would be an amazing signing. 20 years old, big, powerful an scores a few as well.

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 10, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #38

    Also did anyone else see Simon Kjaer have a good game yesterday. Destroyed Van Persie. Good signing also

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  • petey

    Jun 10, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #39

    we missed out on who i think will be signing of the season…kagawa. Really rate him. Hope he doesnt make me eat my words but man united have a future star on their hands

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 10, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #40

    English players for toon

    Narrow minded, unintelligent and stinking of nationalism.

    That’s just your name. I understand the need for good English players but there simply isn’t any available when the continent is cheaper and better.

    If you want a totally English team then go and support the bnp u-12 schoolgirls.

    I don’t mind which country they come from if it means success.

    Beardo back me up honey! Oh no I didn’t

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