Newcastle Start Their Drive In The Transfer Market

With the news coming out late last night on Sky Sports,  that Newcastle United had lodged an £8M bid for FC Twente striker Luuk de Jong, it looks like Newcastle have started their drive into the transfer market.

Luuk de Jong – Newcastle put in an initial £8M bid

Over the next two weeks or so, we will probably see more bids put in for players, as the Euro 2012 Championships wind down, and the pre-season training approaches, and most of the Newcastle staff prepare and plan for the first training sessions.

Newcastle’s training starts two weeks on Thursday, and in the best possible worlds it would be good if Newcastle have at least some of their transfer targets on board by then.

With the news yesterday that Graham Carr will be dispatched to the Euro 2012 Championships to watch Mathiue Debuchy,  and Newcastle having already put in a bid of £5M for the player last Friday, it’s plainly  obvious that Mathieu is a top target for Newcastle.

That Debuchy bid was rejected of course by his club Lille, and we now know that at least two big clubs, Chelsea and Inter-Milan are interested in also signing the French International right-back.

And once pre-season training begins on July 5th, the  strange case of Danny Simpson will need to be resolved, with Danny either signing  a new contract at Newcastle and staying, or more likely being placed on the transfer list, and offers invited for him.

At the moment it seems that Luuk de Jong and Debuchy are the top two transfer targets, but we also think Newcastle may surprise us all,  by some of the players they go after.

We’ll have to wait and see, but it seems the drive has now started to get new  good players into the club.

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • carlton nufc

    Jun 19, 2012 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #1


  • saxonfenken

    Jun 19, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #2

    As much as I would like to see these two players come, I think it is a big Smokescreen.

  • cyprus

    Jun 19, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #3

    Ed, you awake I guess! Anyway, re-post as I just wrote this stuff:
    your posts are always optimistic and that is comforting. Regarding new players etc, yes, we have 7-8 nailed first teamers, but, really, at the next level that is not how it goes. People get injured, lose form, don’t always fit contingency formations. Strong teams need double that number, and depend on rotation, which rests players (remember how knackered super-Guti was in the end), and keeps them on their toes. That’s AP’s next challenge: to find 15 good players (hard), to keep them all happy and performing (harder)

    63cyprus // Jun 19, 2012 at 8:33 AM

    Also, forgot to mention, players do get sold, not because any owner wants it, but it just happens. Then, smaller teams, like your Boltons, find themselves in deep trouble. So, yes, we need much more depth… good job, MA, but please more of the same this summer.

  • SingaToon

    Jun 19, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #4

    Let this be a TEST. Usually we dont even know of new players till they’ve actually signed so lets see if we can do it this way. If the bid is accepted I hope the dirty Spurs or someone of the like doesnt come and better our offer or i’ll feel sick.

  • FabColo

    Jun 19, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #5

    Sky Sources: Lille reject £4 million bid for france full back Mathieu Debuchy

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 19, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #6

    The de Jong and Debuchy transfer makes sense, since Simmo won’t sign his contract and Ba apparantly has multiple agents making it difficult for us.

    Get them in and sort out Simmo and Ba afterwards 🙂

  • Jackson1989

    Jun 19, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #7

    hey guys word on the street is fc twente want £15mil for him, sumthing we wont pay, i think we’ll offer £8 mil and bonus’s form goals and such, i think fc twente have to sell because the wolly with the bolly has been told he need to make £10mil from sales before he start buying players

  • sticklebricks

    Jun 19, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #8

    Striker doesn’t seem a bad idea, I’ve no idea what religion Cisse is but if he joins Demba on Ramadan it could leave us lacking some “bite” to our attack at the start of the season..

    However I think CB is still the most important area we need to strengthen moreso than RB even if Simpson goes..

    We currently have 7 players we can play 1 position at RB in: R.Taylor, Simpson, Perch, Tavernier, Gosling and even Jonas buut as far as CB goes we only really have 3 (possibly 4 if you include Perch as a makeshift CB) to cover 2 positions…. Debuchy would be a quality signing but you know that if we don’t sign a CB this summer Colo and Tayls are both going to pickup injuries in the first game of the season…

  • Levi

    Jun 19, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #9

    we aint going to sign another 8 players in this window who are all first team players lol. you cant bring in to many it would be suicide look what happened to 5under1and. money and signings arent what wins you games its commitment and talent. fair enough another 2-3 good talented players to come in but AP has built huge amounts of team spirit. let alone we aint rich we cant spend 30 million this summer. newcastle are close to being a self run club and thats brilliant lets not mess it up.

  • sticklebricks

    Jun 19, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #10

    @ Levi, that is exactly my point. We aren’t going to be signing a RB, LB, CB, DM and striker….. Soo I think we need to prioritise and in my opinion the CB places is where we have least depth at the moment not RB..

  • Davies

    Jun 19, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #11

    Is it just me, or does De Jong look like the kid that loses the fight at the end of the original Karate Kid?


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