That Could Be It – Newcastle Spend Net £3M This Summer


Alan Pardew has said at his press conference today, for the important game at home to Aston Villa on Sunday,  that he thinks that could be it, and Newcastle have not lost any of their top players, and haven’t brought any new players  in since we got Vurnon Anita through the door from Ajax for £6.6M.

Newcastle paid £6.6M for Vurnon Anita from Ajax

There’s always the possibility that something  can happen today, and Newcastle are probably now checking around to see if there is a suitable defender they can bring in to fortify the defensive ranks, after Ryan Taylor suffered what looked like a serious knee injury last night.

But it’s very unlikely any new player will now arrive,  and if a big club was going to make a move for one of our top players, you would have thought they would have made their move by now – with just under nine hours to go before the window slams shut.

So it seems Newcastle have a net spend of £3M, and here are the major players who have left the club, and come into Newcastle this summer.

PlayerClubFeeStatus
Romain AmalfitanoReimsFreeIn
Alan SmithMK DonsFreeOut
Peter LovenkrandsBirminghamFreeOut
Danny GuthrieReadingFreeOut
Ryan DonaldsonGatesheadFreeOut
Tamas KadarRoda JCFreeOut
Leon BestBlackburn Rovers£3MOut
Fraser ForsterCeltic£2MOut
Gael BigirimanaCoventry City£1MIn
Curtis GoodMelbourne Heart£0.4MIn
Vurnon AnitaAjax£6.6MIn

We think the four players who have been brought in – Romain Amalfitano, Gael Bigirimana, Curtis Good, and Vurnon Anita – are all very good value, and will only improve on Tyneside.

How do you think this window has gone this summer?

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643 comments so far

  • darrenfletcher88

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #1

    Great summer of bussness!!!

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  • Mystic Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #2

    We’ll make that 3m up in player wages saved, too.

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  • toonking

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #3

    7 out 4 in if that is not greed then i don’t know what is.

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #4

    Most frustrating windows ever!

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  • SupaToonKid

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #5

    I still think the pending Messi move is on 😀

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  • Toon73

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #6

    We just took a massive dump on our chances to progress in the league, europa, and the cups.

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  • gaza25

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #7

    We should get babel he is on a free after being released by hoffenheim and can do whats needed if demba’s get injured or while there away at acon. what do you think.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #8

    In’s and Out’s are pretty decent looking at the table above. Problem is bolstering the squad with FB cover and a Striker.

    Could prove costly, come end of January, we may be really happy. Time will tell.

    For now, let’s all shout and scream and stamp our feet.

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  • toonking

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #9

    why sell leon best and lovenkrands but bring no one in.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #10

    yeah, darrenfletcher what a great window

    glad we got that CB we’ve needed for four years

    or that striker to replace three outgoing strikers and one who’s always injured (best, lover, ranger, shola), and to potentially replace ba and cisse if senegal beat IC to go to the ACON

    glad we got that FB we needed to kick on from simmo

    glad we strengthened while every team around us do so, and all pretty well i might add

    this window has not been a success. hope the players aren’t too downtrodden because of this and pull together

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  • Toon73

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #11

    @gaza25

    We would still have to pay him wages, unless Mike convinces him to play for free 🙂

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  • Ollieh51

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #12

    @MattyNUFC – We went after players as well publicised (Debuchy, Carroll) and were messed around by their clubs.

    What more could we have done? Even the players were frustrated by it!

    We all would have been happy with both targets coming in (Debucy to start, Carroll as a bit part) but they didn’t come in as a result of shocking management by their respective clubs.

    Look at Carroll now, Rodgerws said a loan was never an option when we proposed it and I bet you we would have paid more than most other clubs to get him back but they’ve let him go to WHAM.

    WHAM’s chairman came out and said they can’t afford to buy Carroll, so regardless of how good/bad he plays, he’s in the window next summer for less than the £17m they wanted.

    Debuchy was as good as here before the Euros which is why Pards said somethign about it before the break and Lille twice changed thier mind and we even bid more.

    You can’t just throw money at it like other clubs have done.

    I’d rather we held out for another Cissé then panicked and bought in a donkey mate…

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #13

    just got back in

    any optomism out there guys???

    not too shabby europa draw am sure we can cope with that…….anybody……..

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  • Therapyman

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #14

    So disappointed.. needed get a couple of defenders in.. we are not strong enough there. How hard can it be to sign a player these days… Embarrasing!!

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  • Toon73

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #15

    @matty

    have another read of darrens post mate, you got it all wrong…

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  • Ian Magpie

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #16

    Our beloved club have shown their true ambitions for the club!……………………………………………….Balance the books and be grateful we didn’t sell anyone you horrible lot!

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  • Agent Stardust

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #17

    £20,000,000 warchest – f**k right off

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  • toonking

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #18

    also the fact that 3 of the 4 players we have brought in are CM is raising my suspicion more that they are just brought in so we can sell cabaye and tiote as they are the two targeted by other clubs

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #19

    5 of the 7 out were released. Greedy? Foolish, perhaps.

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  • gstadt

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #20

    Think we’ll get Debuchy in January after Lille have been dumped out the CL, probably for a bit less than we offered in the summer. Also, we’ll know Oct 14 if Senegal or Ivory Coast are through the ACON finals. Fully expect us to sign a striker also, if Senegal are through. No need to panic 🙂

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #21

    no one ever said 20 million quid to spend….where do people keep pulling this figure from??

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  • Wor Shearer

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #22

    The way things are going, we’re going to have an 11 man squad in a couple of years!

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  • MUTINYbyLEMONS

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #23

    I am a bit disappointed but I don’t think I am anywhere near as disappointed as others. We should have bought a CB and a FB and maybe a striker but we thought this last summer when we pulled out of the Cisse deal and then bought him in January for much cheaper. It might work the same with Debuchy, we might get him or someone else cheaper in January.

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  • Agent Stardust

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #24

    AP told me in person a few months back – £20mil

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #25

    Don’t worry people

    I have heard the club are very busy…not 100% sure who but micah richards name has come up (unlikely I know).

    Can say we will sign people for sure but there is a lot of work to get a couple bodies in…and not just make up the number players either…good players are targeted who will compete for the first team.

    I will pass more on if I hear.

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  • gstadt

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #26

    Could even play with no strikers, with Benny as the false No 9, like Barcelona

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  • mattyNUFC

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #27

    ollieh51

    what proof is there clubs messed around with us?

    given the lille situation seems to hold some verity because of debuchy’s comments, but none of us really know

    judging by our recent history of woefully low offers, i’d say it’s us continually not being serious

    LDJ went to monchengladbach for 12mil euros, by the way, not the mooted 20. i’m sure we never went over 8mil for him.

    ahh whatever, this is fruitless. argue with optimists or wallow with the realists. either way, won’t change our team or hopes for the current season. i’m off, look forward to a result on sunday. unbeaten last 11 at home, AV haven’t won on the road in ages. bodes well for us

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  • Marzy

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #28

    Very disappointing window in my opinion but il always continue supporting and believing.
    Great to keep are best players but the problem is can we keep them come January or next summer? As the players will thrive to keep on improving from last years 5th posisition but if we don’t I do fear them leaving for pastures new and I can’t blame them to be honest as we haven’t strengthend to improve especially as we have more games this year and a real possibility of doing well.

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  • Mystic Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #29

    Wonder how many matches Tiote will play before he jets off for a month to play ACON again? Already ruled out of Sunday’s match.

    Injury prone.

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #30

    transfer sage

    i hope too god your right its no good building peoples hopes up today of all days its stressful enough!! hahaha

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  • Ian Magpie

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #31

    Even my 10 year old son as asking me why haven’t we signed a striker and a defender when we let so many players go???????? What if Ba or Cisse get injured???????What if Taylor or Colo get injured??????????? Sorry son…….I just don’t have an answer!

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  • hatem786

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #32

    any news on xisco??we will still pay him?f…k

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  • mattyNUFC

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #33

    stardust

    haven’t seen you in ages. definitely getting of now. it’s only a matter of time before angry man the angry fan is back on to shout in caps ‘i told you so!!! ashley out!”

    not sticking around the the turn this blog is inevitably taking for the next few days

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #34

    ian magpie

    get your son on the board on transfer duty and get som bodies in!!! hahaha

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #35

    sage- please be right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Toonarmlee

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #36

    1 injury away from a major problem. Thats the best way to say it ppl

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  • NUFCIndonesia

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #37

    Being a fan of NUFC in Indonesia, I am dissapointed on the window transfer. However, I do hope that LUCK would be our greatest signing this summer.

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  • Dutchmag

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #38

    Xisco will be “just like a new signing” this season

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #39

    Matty….Run for the hills! 🙂

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  • hatem786

    Aug 31, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #40

    hehe

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