Newcastle Begin Major Push Into Transfer Market


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.

Comments welcome.



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22 comments so far

  • Big Pappa Cisse

    Jun 29, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #2

    Go on Ed son, his fingers must be hurting this morning like, been about 7 articles already

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  • jayjo

    Jun 29, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #3

    OH MY GOD ,Its starting and hopefully all done early ….this has just made my day

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  • jayjo

    Jun 29, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #4

    Buying quality at a reasonable price , Hopefully keep everyone else but to be honet BA can go for me he will be the odd one out

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  • jayjo

    Jun 29, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #5

    KRULL
    DEBUCHY TAYLOR COLO SANTON
    ANITA TIOTE CABAYE
    DE JONG ARFA
    CISSE

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  • jayjo

    Jun 29, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #6

    RAYLOR
    WILLO
    DOUGLAS
    SIM0
    FORESTER
    BA

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 29, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #7

    en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luuk_de_Jong
    Current club newcastle 😮

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  • jayjo

    Jun 29, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #8

    JAMSHA . …. I S there anything more exciting than a new player just read WIKI

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  • hdavid23

    Jun 29, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #9

    “Newcastle
    Luuk joined Newcastle United on 29/06/2012 for a fee of £10,000,000. He was handed the number 11 shirt.”
    someone thinks theyre funny lol 😀

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  • jayjo

    Jun 29, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #10

    finger crossed .

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  • south coast toon

    Jun 29, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #11

    GET EM IN

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  • bills-son

    Jun 29, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #12

    If its true Llambias is in Holland a deal for De Jong is close. Why go to Hollad just for a general chat? Doesn’t make sense, you can do that on the phone.

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  • Batfastard

    Jun 29, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #13

    Best,Guthrie,Simpson,lover could bring us in 8-10 M

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  • swemag

    Jun 29, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #14

    Someone havign a laugh at Wikipedia, check out Luuk De Jong signed for Toon for 13 million apparently….he he he he he he. And No, I did not change that.

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  • GFH

    Jun 29, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #15

    Batfastard @13 Guthrie and Lover are leaving because their contracts are up.We can’t sell them , they aren’t ours now . Simpson and Best could raise £7-8 million maybe .

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 29, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #16

    Guthrie and Lovenkrands have been released.

    Best and Simpson should get us around £6m. £3m for each.

    Best is worth £3m at least. Decent striker. Wouldn’t mind it if he stays.

    It makes sense if we sign Debuchy and Anita, as apparently Anita can play at left-back and Debuchy can also play as a defensive midfielder. Versatility will save the club money. We are sorted on the wings (we have Raylor, Ben Arfa and Obertan on the right with Marveaux and Gutierrez on the left).

    I can see me stating in january that we’ll need an attacking midfielder, a young striker and a centre-back as cover. I suppose one quality centre back will keep me happy until january.

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  • ash-out

    Jun 29, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #17

    jayjo – BA can go for you?!!!

    Really.

    We could play over 50 games this season and you want to go in with Cisse (who is playing world cup qualifiers and the olympics during the summer), Shola and some one we have’nt even signed.

    I think we need to strengthen the squad and have a minimum of four strikers, other wise injuries and the ACON could scupper us completely.

    How easily BA’s goal scoring of last season is forgotten by some. Without him we would have floundered last season and have been at the foot of the table and Cisse would not have signed on.

    He is obviously a busted flush and needs to be moved on.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 29, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #18

    It will be suicidal to get rid of Ba. He is a great player and should be retained. We can afford to get rid of Ameobi, Simpson, Gosling and Williamson.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jun 29, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #19

    @ash out
    Totally agree with ya there.
    Must be some kids on here that just don’t understand how important BA was for our season last year.
    Without his goals we woulda been sitting around 15 th place at Christmas and not been able to attract Cisse.
    We need to keep both strikers along with Cabaye if we’re gonna see us grow as a team.
    We need a cb though as we seen too often that Willo was found out and made some woeful mistakes.
    Keep as many quality players as possible and add quality otherwise we will be embarrassed in Europe

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  • NUFC FOR SALE

    Jun 29, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #20

    Ba needs to be retained at all costs.

    If we’re going to progress then De Jong cannot be a replacement but an addition.

    Only players allowed to leave should be:
    Williamson
    Simpson (if not signing new contract)
    Gosling
    Best
    Forster

    We need De Jong, Debuchy, a Centre Half, another central midfield player.

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  • Toon-Barmy

    Jun 29, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #21

    Danny Guthrie has signed a 3 year deal at Reading.

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  • breno95

    Jun 29, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #22

    Signings which will improve squad in terms of ability and experience:-
    Pieters
    Boenisch – free transfer
    Alderwiereld
    Anita
    Barnetta
    Seedorf – free transfer
    Boudabouz
    De Jong
    Kirkland – free transfer

    Possible sales to offset against transfers:-
    Elliott
    Simpson
    Forster
    Best
    Ranger
    Williamson
    Xisco – loan

    Take into account the saving in wages following the release of:-
    Smith
    Guthrie
    Lovendkrand

    Above is opinion not fact but the additions are higher quality players that will strengthen and bring valuable experience to take the club forward and onto bigger stage.

    Food for thought and debate. Cheers guys.

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