Newcastle Working To Get Three Top Players To Tyneside

Alan Pardew has come out today and said that three transfer deals are being worked on by the Magpies at the moment, and we could take a decent guess at who those three players are.

Mathieu Debuchy – one of three transfers Newcastle are working

Two are long term targets,  Mathieu Debuchy of Lille and Douglas of FC Twente, with the news today that London clubs are also interested in the 24 year-old Brazilian center-back Douglas.

The London clubs are hardly on the same level as Newcastle United (come on), but if the Brazilian wants to live in London,  we suppose there could be an attraction there.

But Newcastle also offer European football this season , and of those three clubs interested, we would expect that Douglas wants to join Newcastle – and that’s a completely unbiased opinion. 😀

The other player Newcastle are interested in is obviously former Newcastle youngster Andy Carroll, and we’ll have to see how that situation develops.

But Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias have shown in the past to be master negotiators on transfers, so we ‘ll just have to be patient and wait  and see.

We’ve seen the comments on the blog of perhaps Newcastle having to take a step back  to accommodate Andy, and that Newcastle will start to play high balls into the middle again.

But the way we look at it is that it gives Alan Pardew another option up front, and a different option from Cisse and Ba, and that’s why we think manager Pardew is so keen the bring Andy back home.

This is what Alan Pardew told The Evening Chronicle today:

“Any big player or good player that comes to the table, we need to be involved in it.”  “We need to know what is going on.” “What is the price? Can we do it, can we afford it? If we can’t we go somewhere else.” 

“We want the best quality players and at the moment we have three possible transfers actively being pursued in terms of bids and trying to get a deal where the other club gets what they want and we get what we want.”

If Newcastle can pull off those three deals, we’ll be in great shape and maybe the only new player we need to bring into the squad would be Vurnon Anita from Ajax, who seems just dying to join Newcastle.

Of course a £4M bid for Moussa Sissoko, who seems to be available from Toulouse, as we reported earlier today, wouldn’t be a bad initial move either.

He’s a very good player, who only today has become available and come to the table, so Newcastle need to now understand what’s going on,  to use Alan’s words above .

What do you think?

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288 comments so far

  • dids

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #1


  • Dondatta13

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #2

    This window seems to be dragging out!

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #3

    SSN hoillett to qpr very disappointing like turning down champions league with and europa league with us for a pay cheque really qpr struggle this season something very dislikable about that club….

  • XtraTimeAndPens

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #4

    Debuchy, Anita and Douglas, with a striker to follow later hopefully. Fingers crossed we can get some new faces in soon. I think we’re one of the few big clubs who haven’t brought in a top signing yet. But, of course, they do say that good things come to those who wait. I just hope we aren’t left worrying about bringing players in on deadline day like we were last summer. Although, as we know, that worked out in the end.

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #5

    My fortune cookie wisdom of the day goes out to someone in particular and to all in general:

    “Whoever one is, and wherever one is, one is always in the wrong if one is rude”

    This one is for you toonincheek!

    Fortune cookie wisdom of the day boys and girls 😉

  • tiotal football

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #6

    Just seen the health update and am glad to see you are on the mend!

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #7

    This is from a Danish paper:

    Don’t know what to put into it, but hopefully something is in the pipeline 🙂

  • ~Debuchery on a Dreamboat~

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #8

    Got a feeling its
    1. Debuchy
    2. Douglas
    3. Curtis Good.

  • ~Debuchery on a Dreamboat~

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #9

    Google Translation of Jesper’s article:

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew confirmed that there is activity related to getting picked up more players into the squad.
    Premier League club Newcastle will try to maintain the good momentum of last season’s impressive fifth place gave, and so manager Alan Pardew started to find reinforcements for his squad.

    – We will have to be there when the big players come to the table. We need to know what happens, what the price is whether we can do it, and whether we can afford to do it. And if we can not help, then we must look for other opportunities, says Pardew to The Chronicle.

    – We only go after the best players, and currently we have three possible trades going. We try to get a deal in place where all parties will be satisfied, says Newcastle manager.

    Players like Andy Carroll, Mathieu Debuchy, Vurnon Anita and Douglas have all been linked with the northern English club.

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #10

    Ohh can see Ed has already posted the same article 🙂

  • ToonDownSouth

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #11


    I didn’t want to point it out, but… 😉

  • Spuggy

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #12

    WTF? this article is the translation from the english one (see above)??!??!

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #13

    @~Debuchery on a Dreamboat~

    thanks mate 🙂 thought I had translated it…

    Maybe something will happen next week; knock on wood 🙂

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #14


    😉 hehe

    it is always good to read before one writes 😉

    Maybe that should be my fortune cookie wisdom of tomorrow 🙂

  • jukitsu

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #15

    Douglas is playing today Europa league against Inter Turku. So isn’t he cup tied if we sign him?

  • jukitsu

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #16

    And by the way it was because him that Inter leads 0-1..

  • GFH

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #17

    The fortune cookie says that ” the watched blog of transfers never boils until you see them waving the shirt on the clubsite.”

  • GFH

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #18

    If Douglas is cup-tied for us, it could be the revenge of “The wally with the brolly” .He seems to enjoy frustrating us , what did we ever do to him? ( NOt as much as he deserves I suspect )

  • Beattie25

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #19

    Sorry ive been away. Ive been cross stitching to eliviate my stress.

    Can someone sum up the blog posts of today in 1 word?

  • Big Pappa Cisse

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #20

    @ beattie


  • DannyA

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #21

    pissed me off about hoilett joinin QPR wat a twat wiv all the offers he wud ov had on the table wiv European footie not arsed he never came 2 us but QPR really laugh my tits off wen they go down next season join barton there wen he gets loaned out..

  • mattyNUFC

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #22

    i think if it’s the qualifying rounds he can still play for us, hypothetically

  • Big Pappa Cisse

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #23

    Money grabbing yappy headed Canadian

  • Beattie25

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #24

    In sure that in the preliminary rounds players cannot be cup tied or am I talking hairy bikers balls?

  • jukitsu

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #26


    Yeah, if Twente does not qualify in group stages. I just read regulations.

  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #27

    If he has him cup tied playing tonight that drives down his price for all clubs in European competition, won’t pay as much for a player who can’t play every game.

    Hoilett is disappointing. Very over rated but would have been good and a chance to improve the team. Shame he went for the money, be ok if qpr were showin ambition but they aren’t looking good.

    They are a good few seasons behind us even with their money.

  • Beattie25

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #28

    Why would Hoilett want to play in a stadium with over 50000 fans when he can perform in front of 12 cockneys who’d much rather be watching Chelsea?

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #29

    Beattie….Hairy Biker Balls pretty much sums it up 🙂

  • Spuggy

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #30

    Hillarious listening to the gooners whinging about van persie going to manu

    hes been there for years and won nowt he’s 29 and needs some trophies.

    Get over it.


    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #31

    the young lad who is training with nufc reserve squad seems to be good scored two goals guess we need to sign him just 19 years old I guess and he is lightning quick

  • Kyo

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #32

    Reliable source says Hoilett has agreed to join QPR.

    Frickin LOL

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 19, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #33

    Is Hoilett to QPR confirmed or just the news flavor of the week on SSN?

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 19, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #34

    At the end of the day if Hoilett would rather go play for QPR then fine. We only want players who are joining for the right reasons.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 19, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #35

    Spuggy….You can understand why he wants to move on, but you can also understand why the fans are gutted.

    Let’s hope we win some sliverware at some point soon then

  • Dannyo

    Jul 19, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #36

    Funny how things have come to be.
    Nowadays we’re even proper excited over a trialist, but it’s become like that cause we’re currently such a high success rate with youngsters and new signings in general.

    Loving being an NUFC supporter.

  • Dannyo

    Jul 19, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #37

    I think it was an SSN reporter tweeting it mate.

  • Marty-Toon

    Jul 19, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #38

    Pros Van Persie goin to Man U?
    That’s the last place i wanna see him play

  • lukes26

    Jul 19, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #39

    dont need hoilett…..can’t have two wingers who shirk defensive responsibilities.

    we need this guy . cn score from anywhere

  • Tonytoon73

    Jul 19, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #40

    Is this ground hog day. Did pardew say this last summer???

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