It’s worked out really well that Curtis Good cost £400K (£0.4M) from Melbourne Heart and Vurnon Anita cost €8.5M from Ajax, because that converts to £6.6M, and therefore Newcastle got them both in for a nice even £7M, and with just 11 days to go in the transfer window the good news, the very good news, is that we haven’t lost any of our star players.
Vurnon Anita – top player so far through the door
Demba Ba is still at he club after the release clause in his contract ran out on August 1st, and he got off to a great start on Saturday afternoon with a wonderful goal to break the duck he’s had since early February, and that will give him added confidence – if he ever needed it.
There are reports that Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United – three top clubs in Europe – are after some of our players, and notably Cheick Tiote and Yohan Cabaye, with the first two clubs after Cheick and Manchester United said to be interested in French International Yohan Cabaye.
Alan Pardew hopes he can keep all of his top players at the club this summer, but with the repeated comments being made by Alan that he’s worried he may lose some players, you have to think Newcastle know about some bids are coming in for some of their players.
Here’s a list of the transfers in and out and it adds up to Newcastle having paid out around £3M in net transfer fees so far this summer, but we are still hoping for one and maybe two new players coming through the door before Saturday, 1st September, when we could well be at the top of the Premier League. 😀
And this is not meant to be criticism of what Newcastle have done so far in the transfer market, because the club have brought in four excellent players for just £8M – so far.
But we are hoping for more.
|Alan Smith||MK Dons||Free||Out|
|Tamas Kadar||Roda JC||Free||Out|
|Leon Best||Blackburn Rovers||£3M||Out|
|Gael Bigirimana||Coventry City||£1M||In|
|Curtis Good||Melbourne Heart||£0.4M||In|
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