News today in the local press that Newcastle will be holding meetings over the next week to pin down who our top transfer targets will be this summer.
Derek Llambias – will chair the transfer meetings
The meetings will include Derek Llambias, Lee Charnley the Secretary, Alan Pardew and Chief Scout and Newcastle may want to move for some of their targets early in the transfer window.
That was certainly the plan three months ago before we were enmeshed in a relegation battle to save out Premier League status.
Things to be decided include the amount of funds available, and the specific players Newcastle will move for.
Don’t be surprised if some of the players we go after have been on Newcastle’s list of targets for a year or more, and they could include Loic Remy, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Wilfried Bony as some of the striker targets.
But there was news yesterday that 23 year-old Aubameyang could be joining Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen, and he appears to be Newcastle’s number one striker target, who we tried to get in January, but our £8.5M offer was turned down by his club St. Etienne.
The Newcastle targets are said to be based in France, Belgium and Holland again, although news today that Newcastle are interested in England’s 18 year-old Will Hughes, who is a top talent at just 18 years old.
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