Newcastle Will Conduct Transfer Business Their Way – Why Not?


It’s hardly a secret that Newcastle are interested in a number of FC Twente players this summer, and three of them are Luuk De Jong, their 21 year-old striker, Douglas, the 24 year old Brazilian center-back, and 23 year-old Venezuelan right-back Roberto Rosales.

Luuk de Jong – Dutch striker is a Newcastle target

The way Newcastle do their business is list a number of players at the positions they want to strengthen, and then prioritize who they will go after.

Then depending on things like fees asked by their clubs, wages demanded by the players, and a few other things, Newcastle will eventually bring in one of their targets.

And we emphasize eventually, because the club are also very patient in the transfer market, as seen with the case of Papiss Cisse, and are willing to wait for the player, if something isn’t right.

Newcastle almost brought in Cisse last summer, but they waited, and the price went down a few million pounds, and when SC Freiburg were ready to sell they informed Newcastle in January, and the Magpies moved like greased lightning to sign the player.

They whisked Cisse away from the Senegal training camp in Africa, and flew him in a private from Paris to Newcastle, signed him up, and then Papiss  gave a number of interviews, a few photographs were taken, and he left Newcastle within 24 hours.

And of course the news was greeted with great fanfare by Newcastle fans, and it seems we were right to be that ecstatic, because this lad was just phenomenal and world class for Newcastle since early February,  in hitting 13 goals in just 14 appearances.

And of course he just seems to love it on Tyneside, and is certainly  worshiped by the fans, and why not – Papiss Cisse could become one of the all time greats in that number 9 shirt – and that’s saying something!

Papiss Cisse – Magpies moved for him like greased lighting

So Newcastle are a very well oiled outfit in the transfer market, and whether you love Mike Ashley or hate him, the last three years have seen the Tyneside club run very well indeed, both on the field and off it.

The news yesterday was that FC Twente manager Steve McClaren would like Newcastle to move quickly, if they want one of Steve’s star players,  so the former Middlesbrough, Wolfsburg, Nottingham Forest and England boss, can use the money to being in replacements.

But Newcastle will do it their own way, why change it when it’s been a model way to conduct transfer business over the last few years, and we haven’t been able to say that about Newcastle for a long long time.

Howay The Lads!!

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15 comments so far

  • PontiusLee

    Jun 15, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #1

    lets please sign de jong.
    please!

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  • danmuamua

    Jun 15, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #2

    No thanks to Douglas but I would love De Jong. What a front line we would have if we keep Ba, Cisse and HBA. It’s been a while since it was exciting being a Newcastle fan. Thanks Mike, Graham and Alan.

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 15, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #3

    Got a feeling that Douglas, Rosales and De Jong are second choice to Alderweirled, Debuchy and Gamerio.

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  • Spoof

    Jun 15, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #4

    Depends upon how you view it, if we had spent the extra £3m and had Cisse all season we could well have been in the Champions League which would have given us around about an extra £14m in revenue, waiting to get them cheaper can prove to be very expensive.

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 15, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #5

    well, we bid 10M last summer for Gameiro and he is available for 6M now, so i think we will try to get him again – that would make sence, but in pecking order i believe the first choice is Luuk De Jong and only if Demba Ba leaves, because of the price of the dutchman. But this is just my opinion. I agree with you over Rosales – debouchy and Douglas Alderweirled thou.

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  • Spoof

    Jun 15, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #6

    Why not Douglas, he is 6tf 4″ tall and very commanding in the air, that is exactly what Colocinni needs, Colo’s weakness is Douglas’s strength, they could be a great pairing, Douglas saying that a bigger club than us is interested in him is not belittling us, its a reminder that others would like him, so we shouldn’t dwell to long, he does have a bit of a temper which needs controlling, but judging how Pardew has dealt Ben Arfa I have no fears that he could also get the best out of Douglas

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  • kormee

    Jun 15, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #7

    yes agreed all , but i really do like the look of de jong , i would really love us to get anita though his goal score’ing and crossing ability as well, these two guys i would love to see across the line soon , and certainly see this club going forwars now , just wish demba would either go or just stipulate his intensions as the others have , he could of easily quelled rumours and just said himself he wants to stay , how ever to me he wants to go and wish hed hurry up so we can make a move for a replacement hope he dont but this one seems more likely 🙁

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 15, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #8

    i have to agree with you Soof, but douglas have bitches agents who are making the transfer happen very dificult, he is not going to be a free singing, because of the clause of his contract, and twente wants him to play for qualifay rounds of europa cup, which would not allow him to play For NUFC in that competition. He also seeks a dutch citenzship (don’t know grammar well… Sorry) , and it is also a bit complicated..

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  • LooneyToon41

    Jun 15, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #9

    @4. Spoof. That’s nonsense mate to be honest. Demba Ba had an astonishing first half of the season as the main striker. You are ‘speculating to accumulate’ which has been proved time and time again to be flawed beyond belief. 2 Years ago we were playing in the Championship. The business model we are using right now, is exactly the right way to go. Panic buying or paying top dollar (see Liverpool) is not the answer.

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  • toonincheek

    Jun 15, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #10

    According to Douglas (or his agent) there are
    “bigger clubs that Newcastle” interested in him.
    ‘Nuff said.
    Of course there are bigger clubs than us, and it
    could be that one of them was interested in him
    (bit doubtful, though) but to make that comment
    means he is not the sort of character we want.

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  • Spoof

    Jun 15, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #11

    LooneyToon41 m8, calm down, I never said a bad word about Ba, all I was doing was putting a different perspective on matters, hindsight is a wonderful thing and I am speaking after the event so it is unfair but not nessesarily untrue, the same applies to when we got relegated, in the January window if we had speculated about £8m rather than accuilate about £8m, we probably would not have gone down, based on an expectancy that we will not pay much more than £10m for a player due to the current model, which I do agree with, is it worth taking the risk for what is halfpennies in a footballing world, at times we may get them wrong, thats life

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  • Spoof

    Jun 15, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #12

    toonincheek, a bit of devils advocate here, if the bigger club was either Barcelona or Real Madrid would you still have the attitude of “Nuff said” or would you change it to “well I can understand that” don’t say its not one of those because we simply don’t know, however there are many big clubs who are playing Champions League football next season, like everyone in life he wants what is best for himself, if Sir Alex Ferguson knew how good Tiote and Cabaye were going to be before they signed for us do you honestly believe that they would be Newcastle players, lets be fair

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  • toonincheek

    Jun 15, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #13

    Spoof –
    I would still say ‘Nuff said@ as the comment reflects an attitude – one that we do not want.
    Only getout may be that it was his agent’s comment (I think)

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Jun 15, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #14

    On douglas, I dony want him he could cost as much as £4m, has an @rsehole of an agent, he’s tempermental, seems arrogent in sayin better teams than newcastle after me.. he went on to say there were better yeams in the premiership after him. He wouldn’t join until august anyway because he wants to receive dutch citizenship which he will get this august. So all in all its an awkward one and there are doubts about his character, which is the same reason we backed out of signing oul forehead, I mean gervinho.

    On ba, fraid to say I’m convinced he’ll leave. As a player his stats don’t lie he’s a class act, but the amount of clubs he gets through says something too. This will he won’t he has been going around since floppychops opened his gob about the release clause, ba could easily have come out some time over last few months and put this to bed, but I think he’ll wait and see what he’s offered in terms of wages and club. This onr will drag on unfortunately.

    I’ve come up with the transfers I want us to do this summer, and I won’t change it again!

    Luuk de jong £7m
    Guiddetti loan
    Barnetta free
    Hoilett compensation
    Debuchy £7m
    Kjaer £6m
    Wanyama £2m + best, Forster

    Obviously there is slim to no chance this will all happen but why not? We had a great season, need major strenghtening for our increase in games, we have £20m we’re definatly after some of those players and the others we’re still aware of. If ever there was a time to do this its now! And by my count those transfers come to what £3m over the budget? Its well doable and here’s to hoping!! 🙂

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Jun 15, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #15

    Never post from your phone :/ sorry about the spelling guys

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