Newcastle To Sign Three More Players In January


We expect Moussa Sissoko to be the fourth Frenchman to arrive at the club this week alone, and there is a decent possibility that Newcastle could add three more players to the squad, before the month is out.

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Jack Butland – England International goalkeeper

It seems that Mike Ashley has realized he made a major mistake in the summer by not reinforcing the squad, and with Newcastle in relegation trouble he probably thought what it would be like for Newcastle to be relegated for the second time in four years – and that’s the very last thing he wants – and it’s also the very last thing the Newcastle fans want too.

I thought what it would be like to be relegated in May and I had to quickly rush to the toilet to vomit. 😀

Over  this last week Mike has got fully involved with the transfers, and he has overseen four new players arriving on Tyneside, and we think he will still try to sign up more players this month, although he may let a couple of them be loaned back to their clubs.

Newcastle are interested in Birmingham’s England and Great Britain goalkeeper – 19 year-old Jack Butland – who stands 6’5″ tall, and his club want to sell Jack in January to get some money into the club that Lee Clark currently manages.

And it could be that it’s less than £4M that could see Newcastle bring him to Newcastle – and then he would be loaned back to Birmingham City for the rest of the season to get first team games and build up his experience.

It’s a strange move for Newcastle, and will signal to Dutch International Tim Krul that his place will come under pressure next season, unless he shows the form he showed last season.

But it’s nothing more than Newcastle ensuring that every single position on the field is competitive.

And it would be novel to sign an Englishman too. 😀

As we reported earlier today Newcastle have already bid €3M for Bastia’s 19 year-old French midfielder Florian Thauvinm, and if  we are successful in  recruiting the top youngster – the club will loan him back to Bastia for the rest of the season so he can continue to get first team games.

And finally Newcastle still need another top striker to go with the three we now have on board in Papiss Cisse, Shola Ameobi and the newly signed Yoan Gouffran, and the news in Portugal is that Newcastle have contacted Sporting Lisbon about former target Ricky van Wolfswinkel, who we were  interested in when he was still at FC Utrecht back in the summer of 2010.

And the strange thing about Ricky is that he’s not French.

Ricky would cost close to £10M, but far better get him into the squad this month so he can play a third of the season, and then come August in pre-season, Newcastle should be ready to launch an attack on the top six in the Premier League, and we should have our best squad for many a season.

It will be interesting to see how many players Mike Ashley can get over the line before the transfer window ends next Thursday, but if  we can get the above three to Newcastle – it would be simply fantastic – and who said Newcastle didn’t have ambition?

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360 comments so far

  • hatem786

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #1

    OH YEEEEEEEEEEEES

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  • obatoyou

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #2

    3 more~!!

    Eddy! What you doin to us~?

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  • hatem786

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #3

    TOON TOON TOON TOON

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #4

    I am already in Dreamland as it is

    Get 2 top youngsters and a pacy forward in as well??!?

    Its Ashley is playing Football Manager for real!!!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #5

    Only 3 more? Why ruin our weekend Ed?

    Always doom and gloom with you….

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  • sirtoongospel

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #6

    If he signed 7 this window then I don’t think I could contain myself!! We could rest players, pick teams to suit the opposition and attack all cups in future. Go on Mike son! You crack on fella!

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  • toontillidie

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #7

    RVW would be the icing on the cake with sissoko undergoing medical and will be announced at about 5pm this evening Butland would be great to make tim fight for his place and as for thauvin another great acquisition for the youth development HWTL

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #8

    Ibiza

    I know…it’s almost like we are trying to relegate ourselves haha

    we need 10 more damn it

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  • hdavid23

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #9

    I think from now on we should call him Cashley… our owner’s new name should be Splashley 😀 surely deserves a positive chant now

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  • cockneymagpie90

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #10

    Can someone let me know what number sissoko will be waring?

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  • hdavid23

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #11

    sorry, so we shouldn’t call him Cashley

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #12

    Sorry to disappoint but Butland is a non starter.

    He only wants first team football and hearing that Liverpool are pursuing him.

    They plan to let barca follow up their interest in reina and then replace with butland.

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  • DonegalMagpie

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #13

    W.d.f……………Is this REAL LIFE??

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #14

    Who are you and what have you done with Mike Ashley ? 🙂

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  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #15

    Thuvian
    De Jong
    RVW

    Can miracles really happen?!

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  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #16
  • Magpie Myles

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #17

    Maybe now Ashley has purchased JJB and he makes loads of profit from Sports Direct, he might start putting loads more in to Newcastle.

    Hes done a good job this window, now all we need is Pardew to get it right!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #18

    RVW, siem de jong, mirin, belhandra…..perfect players we need to take us on.

    get RVW before end of jan and the others in the summer.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #19

    TS….And I bet that puppet Pardew is saying Ashleys doing well and that “We have enough depth now”. Fools from top to bottom at this club.

    Can’t believe people are happy with the transfers so far, it’s simply pathetic.

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  • DonegalMagpie

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #20

    @ Anita One …

    What in good god …. Fcking hilarious!

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  • geordiefromthemidlands

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #21

    Cheers TS

    Torq toon and Transfer sage are legends on the old transfers. . First time ppl are on the money.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #22

    Ibiza

    I know…the sooner we get Pardew out and llambias tied to a 20 year contract to manage the team the better.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #23

    Sage and torq toon are probably going to go diwn in blog history!
    Cant wait to sissoko unvieled tonight!!! Number 7?

    RVW and thauvin left then….butland too aparntley
    Possibly the madest toon window in history???

    Oh has any one seen indian magpie, seems to have vanished

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  • hatem786

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #24

    ibiza you are not happy mate?

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  • hdavid23

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #25

    http://generatormeme.com/media/created/two2km.jpg feels so good to be a NUFC fan now

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #26

    geordie from the midlands

    Torq is the one who is spot on…I just have snippets which turn out to be wrong more than half the time haha….I do try though.

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  • yo-yo

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #27

    hatem’s better …

    Previous thread. Glad your a p.i.t.a. socialist.
    My point re employment law was that it defends the big people not the little people. Sorry if that was not clear. I try to avoid political points for the same reason you do 🙂

    Back to footie

    I reckon MA has seen a number of clubs with problem finances and is going for them to drive bargains with.
    We may well have detailed scouting files on all these players anyway but he is being very opportunistic in picking his signing targets. Probably means RVW instead of PEA – here’s hoping.

    Butland would be one cheapo goalie for £3-4m given his promise and RVW cheap at £8-9m though we missed him last time round he has mnore of a track record now. Still feel he’d double in value in a couple of seasons with the Toon.

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  • colwell

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #28

    For me Sissoko is the icing on the cake anyone else would be a bonus. Lets face it not one person on here could of imagined us signing the players we have and 5 of them.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #29

    tads

    I miss indian…he is a friendly soul.

    And I’m no blog legend…haha…Ashley is becoming a toon legend if he keeps this up though.

    I wouldn’t get hopes up on Butland mind…I doubt he is coming, not heard a thing about us but a lot about liverpool after him to replace reina.

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  • richyg01

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #30

    3 More players?
    That don’t sound right.

    2 of them not French?
    That don’t sound right either!

    Où est le vrai Mike Ashley?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #31

    colwell

    I heard we were after 3-4…didn’t expect 5 and certainly not all of the standard we have gotten…brilliant window.

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  • LooneyToon41

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #32

    According to RMC Sport in France (@RMCSport) Sissoko will be interviewed today at 4.00pm on RMC.

    “Moussa Sissoko, the former midfielder of Toulouse, will be the guest of Larqué Foot, this Friday from 4: 00 p.m. on RMC. The French international will speak for the first time on his transfer to Newcastle formalized Thursday. Claude Puel (Nice), Franck Béria (Lille), Vincent Pajot (Rennes), Massadio Hague (Newcastle), Gernot Rohr (Niger) and Claude Leroy (DRC) will be also present in the show”

    As far as RMC are concerned, it’s done and dusted!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #33

    Hatem….Happy doesn’t even begin to describe how I’m feeling this week. Just playing about as the blog is sickeningly happy 🙂

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  • hatem786

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #34

    🙂

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  • northernirishtoon

    Jan 25, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #35

    It just gets better and better.

    I’m getting the missus a top with sissoko on the back then gonna give her a right seeing too

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  • richyg01

    Jan 25, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #36

    Ed. All these new players, you may have to re-think your banner design as there will be too many faces to fit on it lol!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 25, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #37

    Sage
    Miss is a strong word……

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  • LooneyToon41

    Jan 25, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #38

    i’ve never seen so few arguments on this blog… ever! 😉

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  • colwell

    Jan 25, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #39

    Transfer Sage

    Brilliant window indeed mate.

    It seems missing out on Remy has actually worked in our favour. Gouffran and Remy are very similar anyway.

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  • Magpie Myles

    Jan 25, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #40

    northernirishtoon

    Classic!

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