We are now almost into August now, and Newcastle still have to have a breakthrough in the transfer market, to bring some top players in to fortify the squad for next season, when we’ll be back in Europe for the first time since we qualified back in 2006, under then manager Glenn Roeder.
Vurnon Anita – could arrive by next Sunday?
The good news so far this summer, is that Newcastle have brought in three excellent youngsters in Romain Amalfitano, Gael Bigirimana (what an excellent player this lad already is at just 18) and Curtis Good, who we expect to be a big surprise on the positive side when the 19 year-old Australian joins Newcastle later this week.
And it looks like Demba Ba will be staying, and certainly on Wednesday morning we’ll be very happy, make that very very happy, if Demba is still around, and he’ll come out of this looking golden, because he’s said all along that he loves life at Newcastle, and certainly the Geordie fans love him too.
The good news today is that Alan Pardew has been updated by Derek Llambias on the current transfer situation at Newcastle, and Alan had this to say to the Sunday Sun from Portugal:
“I think the situation is that by the end of the week – by next Sunday – I think we will have another player in. I’m hoping we will have two players in.”
“And I don’t want to see anybody go out and I don’t think I will. That’s my genuine feeling.”
Newcastle winning the 12th Annual Guadiana Trophy last night will be a big morale booster for the whole squad, and two more players in by next Sunday would be great.
The Sunday Sun is reporting that Newcastle are very close to getting France right-back Mathieu Debuchy through the door (we’ve heard that before this summer – many times), and his transfer is the one most likely to be completed by next Sunday.
And the second player they are working hard on is Ajax midfielder/full-back Vurnon Anita, who would be an excellent acquisition by Newcastle, and the 23 year-old is very keen to come to Newcastle, and he’s told that to anybody who will listen.
And the Sunday Sun is confirming what was in the local papers a few days ago – that Debuchy, Anita and big Andy Carroll are the three players they are trying to get to the club right now – so at least that’s consistent – so it could even be true. 😀
And don’t believe the stories that Andy will only come to Newcastle if Demba Ba leaves by next Wednesday, that’s simply not true, and the Geordie lad will provide another option up front for Alan Pardew next season.
And the latest news on Curtis Good is that he will arrive at Newcastle this week, and have his medical and all being well will sign along the dotted line.
We have to hope that all this news is true – we need some new players through the door soon.
What do you think?