Lots of news today about Newcastle trying to tie up some deals in the transfer market, and it seems that Newcastle’s big push has started.
Derek LLambias – Newcastle Managing Director in Holland today
And it’s not surprising that there’s just six days to go before pre-season starts, because Newcastle will try to get their new signings in by then.
News today that Newcastle have submitted an improved bid of £6M for French International full-back Matthieu Debuchy, but we wonder if that will be enough, although it’s a big improvement on the previous bid of just £4M.
And the really big news today is that Derek Lambias and club Secretary Lee Charnley, are in Holland meeting with FC Twente, about the possible sale of their two top players – striker Luuk de Jong and defender Douglas.
Newcastle have already bid at least £8M for the top 21 year-old Dutch Striker, so we are hoping that a deal can be struck, otherwise why would Newcastle be traveling to Holland?
And maybe Newcastle have decided to go after the 6’4″ Brazilian Douglas again, after they had pulled out some weeks ago, because of the various complexities surrounding the 24 year-old Brazilian’s transfer.
And finally it seems that Newcastle are very close to signing Australian youngster Curtis Good of the Melbourne Heart, and a deal is expected to be struck at around £400K for the 19 year-old very promising center-back, with his agent arriving in England today.
Get those four deals signed, sealed and delivered, and then we would need to go after Ajax 23 year-old Vurnon Anita, who can play full-back or defensive midfielder.
If Newcastle are successful with these bids, that would make five very good signings for Newcastle this summer.
We may even get more news on some of these deals today.
But there’s no doubt that Newcastle have begun their major push into the transfer market.