Newcastle Transfer Targets Are Keen To Join Tyneside Club

Alan Pardew has talked today about how Newcastle’s major targets, Mathieu Debuchy, Vurnon Anita and Andy Carroll are all keen to come to Newcastle this summer, if only the club can get agreement on the transfer price with their clubs.

Carver and Pardew explaining stuff to Davide Santon

The Debuchy deal seems deadlocked, but the local papers are reporting that Lille have reneged on a deal agreed last week, that they would accept £6M plus add-ons for the French International right back.

The Vurnon Anita deal could show some progress soon,  with Newcastle reported ready to put in a new bid for the Dutch International, and we have no idea what’s happening with the Andy Carroll potential deal.

Although the latest news is that West Ham have offered the lad an eight year deal at £90K/week, and we keep wondering where West Ham are getting that kind of money from, and it seems that English clubs are continuing to spend money they just don’t have.

We think that clubs will continue to take a dive into bankruptcy, like Glasgow Rangers have recently done – and it’s completely decimated the famous club that has won the Scottish League title 54 times, more than any other club.

And Ranger’s demise will have negative connotations on Scottish football, with the TV right to their games becoming much less attractive, with no Rangers-Celtic league games for at least three years and probably even longer than that.

Back on Newcastle’s transfers, and Alan Pardew has pointed out one positive aspect of this transfer window is that our targets want to come to Newcastle:

“One thing I do know is that we’re getting the right noises from the players.” “As has been reported, the players want to come.” “That’s because of the success we had last year – and that bodes well. It’s just about getting the

deals right.”

“It’s out of my hands now.”  “We’ve done the selection process and put a number of players in front of Derek and Lee, and now it’s about getting the players who can take the club forward.”  “It’s never easy at this level.”

It’s frustrating for fans at times, that Newcastle are so tough and unyielding in their negotiations on the transfer front, but we’d rather have Newcastle keep their financial books balanced, than just overspend and possibly fall  into bankruptcy (administration).

That’s one positive way for fans to look at the transfers, and indeed Newcastle are in very decent shape money-wise, and could even have turned a profit in the last financial year,  which finished at the end of June.

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112 comments so far

  • kilcline

    Aug 4, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #1

    No new players will start against Spurs, bench at best


    Aug 4, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #2

    Anyone know if ben arfa has travelled with the squad also what time is kickoff?

  • rainrix

    Aug 4, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #3

    Jesus saturdays are boring without football. I want the league to start badly but at the same time we need longer to actually sign somone!

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 4, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #4

    Hmm…So we have a split opinion on the blog today. How bizarre 🙂

    My thoughts on a Guthrie replacement:

    1) Guthrie didn’t play that many games.
    2) We have outside of Cabs / Tiote, Guti (no longer a winger really), Gosling, Abeid, Vukcic, Amfo, Biggy, Marveaux, Perch that I can think of now. Hardly worrying.

    Best replacement:

    1) Well, he’s already injured again, bless him.
    2) Yes he scored some “important” goals last season, but not too many and not goals that can’t be chipped in from elsewhere.
    3) We have Ba, Cisse, Shola, Sammy. Think Obertan, Vukcic, Arfa, possibly Marveaux can perform in an advanced role too. If we play one up top, that gives us lots of rotation and options.

    I do think they’re trying to bring in another striker also, but it’s hardly “needed” before Spurs.

    Also, any one know what’s going on with our resident gangsta? If we don’t offload him and we need someone, he is currently available.

    As for Pardew being relaxed about transfers, well, so am I. He works with the players and is obviously happy with what he has to work with. If they can bring in the needed players to move us in the right direction, then great. We don’t need to panic buy. Only bring in players that will offer us something. We know what panic buy players do for the team…sweet fa.

    On topic…Of course they do! We are the mighty toon!

  • sephir0

    Aug 4, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #5

    oh looky… Santon is wearing the number 2 jersey. 😉

    Pardeux obviously plans to use him as rb this season as santon said in a previous interview

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 4, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #6

    In other news “Rodgers tells Suarez to move forward and forget about events of last season”.

    So Brendan, you didn’t think to tell him to stop being a racist cheat? Fair enough

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 4, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #7

    SS keeping up the high standards of British journalism:

    “Sky Sports understands Blackpool are lining up a move for former England international Emile Heskey. Heskey is available on a free transfer after leaving Blackpool earlier this summer.”

    I wonder why Mike Ashley didn’t think about this cunning plan. Release and re-sign players. Genius. Gutted we’re missing out on Heskey though. That’s 2 free agents that would help our European chances massively.

    Ashley Out! Pardew’s A Puppet!

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #8

    Sephir0…It’s as clear as day. No need to read between the lines there.

    Have you noticed Pardew has a whistle round his neck? Would seem he’s going to be a referee this season 🙂

  • pbNcl

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #9

    Big up the crew

    I honestly feel like we have a squad that can challenge as it is, there is no worry or panic. We are not short, in my opinion.

  • Toon1978

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #10

    Pardews plan B

    Replying from last thread mate. Imo, Ashey has pockets as deep as the ocean mate lol, very tight indeed but that is not completely a bad thing. We are a sensible club now but it wouldn’t hurt to spend an extra couple of million mate. We are on the cusp of CL Football if we spend a little more cash. It would be a shame to miss out on the class of Debuchy and Anita just for the sake of and extra couple of million especially when CL Football is worth a hell of a lot more for the club. So spending a little more cash now could propel us in a better position next season and would be worth million to the club but if we do not spend on the first team in terms of adding quality then it could mean we miss out on CL football and losing our better players in the long run. I have no business brain on me at all but it seems to make sense to spend the money now to rake in more in the future with CL Football. Risky i know but i one worth taking if it comes off.

  • rainrix

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #11

    Ibiza….. I agree that we have enough players now to cover guthries loss. However i think if pards is going to persist with 433 next season, he will want an actual DM to play where jonas is. Dont get me wrong i do like jonas but i think we’d be much more effective with a actual DM there hence us being after anita.

  • pardews plan B

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #12

    I see a net behind carver he’s clearly playing in goal this season

  • quitesimple

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #13

    do you know what would make transfer windows more exciting and much clearer about targets? if the players themselves came out and spoke to sky sports news or something about their situations. that would be mint

  • pardews plan B

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #14

    @1978 i see where you’re coming from but i think we’ll up our bids a little anyway and get those players regardless.
    I just dont see ash as tight. Just insensitive to others egos

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #15

    Rainrix…Anita would be a welcomed addition. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t be unhappy with some class players joining the ranks (although there does come a point where you need to let the youngsters get their chance), just pointing out we’re not in the dire state some people think we are. Actually, I should say imo things aren’t that bad 🙂

    As to people saying, we’re on the cusp of CL. If we get Debuchy, Anita and Remy we’ll be there. Well, no basically. I think we can all agree that the following teams will be in and around the top 7 (in no particular order).

    Man City
    Man United (unless you’re called Kets, then you may think they’re heading for mid-table)

    Now, all of those teams will strengthen as they do every year. Imo, from where Mike is sitting, he see’s us competing near these guys already. The extra £20m+ will not guarantee a top 4 finish, so he’s not just going to throw it out there.

    As I’ve said before, imo, we are looking at a FB, CB, CM & CF. If we can get decent quality at the “right” price (this is where the debate get’s a little tricky 🙂 ) then they will arrive. Otherwise, we will be using the current squad until January and see if any of the clubs / players have changed their tune.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #16

    quitesimple…Not sure it would anything “clearer”. Owners, players, agents, the lot of them lie out of their backsides. You just can’t believe a word of it. Would add some excitement though. Just not sure we need any more 🙂


    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #17

    Is HBA on trip with squad?!

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #18

    *make “anything” clearer. Good job my use of the English language is good today 😉

    Ameobi…Not a clue mate. Pardew is tactically useless, so probably doesn’t plan to use him until January anyway 🙂

  • RobertNufc25

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #19

    Do you reckon there will be a stream for todays match??

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #20

    PPB…They’re all having their photo taken…Clearly changing careers to become super models.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #21

    Robert…Pretty sure someone posted some on a previous thread. Personally I was a little doubtful due to the web address, but you never know.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #22

    Hmmm…I’m now curious as to whether than link produces anything. Still, better to be safe than sorry 🙂

  • rainrix

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #23

    Ibiza…. I agree .. again :). This window is more about plugging the gaps so to speak were we are weakest (FB CB). Then augmenting the squad so that we have enough depth to compete in 4 competitions. We do need another striker although that’s not as pressing an issue like you said.

    I think silly season is just making people edgy as per usual :). Also as its been pointed out the other teams bar Chelsea haven’t strengthened massively.

    Also if you are in Ibiza in the middle of summer what the hell are you doing chatting on a blog :). Shouldn’t you be like chatting up the tourists or something 😉

  • RobertNufc25

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #24



    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #25

    Cheers, wouldn’t mind seeing him get 40mins or so today if he’s joined up, don’t see why he shouldn’t.. Well we’ll see!
    What times kickoff?

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #26

    Rainrix….And miss all this fun? 🙂 I am office bound at the minute and obviously extremely busy *chuckles*. , Got to meet clients in about half an hour, then will be out for the day, so thought i’d catch up and stick my nose in where it probably isn’t wanted 🙂

    People seem to have their hearts set on a CL spot this year and whilst that would be wonderful, I’d take another season in the EL and stick with our slow and steady progress. Wouldn’t take too much to see the whole thing spin off course and as it’s all going so well, I just choose to have faith and trust the board in what they’re doing.

  • Conaldo

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #27

    I’ve got a sense that this may be a little bit controversial, but here goes…

    To all those saying
    “our squad is weaker than last season”
    “we can not make top 6 withouth new players”
    “if we dont sign debuchy we are all going to die…”

    Well ok that last one may have been a bit exxagerated.

    However my question is this.


    We have lost (im probs missing a couple but only really counting first teamers)

    Now lets work through this.
    Smith and Forster did not play for us last season, so they will not be missed.
    Best – scored a few important goals, however was relaced by cisse, so will not be missed. We have not lost a striker as he was replaced in january
    Loverman – Barely played, I Loved the guy but he barely contrubuted when he did play so
    Guthrie – was way down on the pecking order of midfielders, barely played, and is a few seasons away at least from level of even covering for cabaye tiote etc.

    so there we have it. Are we going to miss them? No
    Do we now have room on our wage bill to bring in several young talents and a few senior players at the right price? Yes

    So stop complaining, we are not going to get relegated becuase we sold danny guthrie and leon best, we are not going to get thrashed 7-0 every week, and we are not all going to die if we dont sign any senior players.

    This post was far to sensible so:

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #28

    Ameobi…5pm UK local time I do believe. So the good news is, I’ll be working, therefore wont be watching, which has so far indicated that we will win.

  • ToonAndy

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #29

    What times the match tonight lads?

  • rainrix

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #30

    Ouch office bound in ibiza! Its bad enough being stuck in an office over here the few days its actually mildly pleasent 🙂

  • pardews plan B

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #31

    @ibiza i think man u are still living on reputation. Clubs are scared of them when really they should not be where they finished last year.
    De gea – good but error prone
    evra – doesn’t quite look himself
    vidic – still great
    Rio – not the player he was
    Jones – overpriced and error prone.
    Smalling – got potential but not there yet don’t know if he ever will be.
    Evans – ha
    carrick – has never been top class
    young – good winger but inconsistent
    Nani – see young
    valencia – see nani
    kagawa – we’ll see. I expect good things
    rooney – only reliable after January
    welbeck – needs to be better but him
    hernandez – last season he just wasn’t as good as expected. Needs to have a scorcher.

    Really i wouldn’t say they have any consistent world class players (an overused phrase) they’ll still be top 4 though due to fear from smaller teams and a few class performances from rooney nani and young.
    As a team they really miss darren fletcher which says a lot as he’s not been top class.
    Scholes is one of their best players and even he had to be coaxed out of retirement.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #32

    Wizard…I know you’re wise and all, but how can you guarantee we won’t die without Debuchy?

    I swear that each day that goes by a little bit of me dies.

    First it was my brain, then my heart, then my courage….what I really need is a wizard.

  • Conaldo

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #33

    ibiza – opposite works for me, whenever i cant find a good stream for a match, or i am not in tow watch it, we get thrashed, examples, tottenham, wigan, fulham.
    so for the sake of the toon, someone better post a decent link lol

  • quitesimple

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #34

    reading between the lines we will be signing absolutely nobody for about 3 weeks then panic buying 🙂

  • Conaldo

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #35

    Ibiza – ha im just going off a hunch, Plus Pards gave me this magic crystal ball thing. Im not sure how it works but everytime I turn it on it shows Cheick tiote breaking Cattermoles legs in october. I assume since that can happen, then we must all survive.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #36

    Rainrix…I somehow manage, perhaps it’s the blue skies and promise of girls in bikins by the beach 🙂

    PPB…Agreed. Nowhere near the team that they were, but still a top 4 threat. Probably mainly down to Fergie. Love him or hate him (not sure many on here would love him 🙂 ), he has done a wonderful job there and does know how to rally the troops…most of the time. Good assessment on the players.

    Ibizatoon…Would you stop talking garbage? Tit!

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #37

    Conaldo…Well we know what we have to do for the sake of the toon. Can’t help but feel that I’ve got the sh*t end of this deal mind 🙂

    Did you say ball or meth? 🙂

    Quitesimple…Personally I don’t know why we ever let Kuqi go. Legend.

  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #38

    PPB – I think we can all agree that this is probably the weakest man u side for atleast 10 years. Plus, when Fergie, Giggs and Scholes retires and their owners run the club into the ground, maybe Kets’s prophecies of mid table mediocrity might come true 🙂

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #39

    Whoops..did the words Kuqi and Legend break the blog? My bad.

  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Aug 4, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #40

    Ibiza – now that you mention it I do feel a little bit funny when i turn it on…. Damn John Carver probably gave it to me. Rapscallion.

    Quitesimple – No need to panic buy. Just rather swiftly wrap up deals for inflated prices at 11:45 on August 31st for debuchy, anita, douglas, carroll, heck whoever else is french and available.


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