Newcastle Paying Cash Up Front Will Help Recruitment


Newcastle cannot offer players European football these days, but other clubs want to do business with Newcastle, and that’s because of our policy of paying cash up front for players we bring in.

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Ayoze Perez – Newcastle paid cash up front

That’s been a position owner Mike Ashley has taken for a while, after he saw that we were still paying for players who had already left the club when he bought the club back in 2007 – and one of those players happened to be Albert Luque.

In those days Newcastle did what most other clubs do, and paid for players in yearly installments, but now it’s cash on the nose, and that’s a good position to take, because then transfers don’t weigh down the club each financial year, as they used to do.

And there’s news today that one reason Newcastle seem to have been able to tie up the deal for 20 year-old Spanish striker Ayoze Perez, was to do exactly that, and pay the €2M fee up front.

And it seems that’s what Porto were unable to do.

There is news in the Spanish press that Newcastle moved in quickly for the 20 year-old whereas Porto dithered, and when Newcastle offered to pay the €2M up front in cash within a week, it was a done deal with Tenerife, and then they could talk to the player.

Portuguese journalist Goncalo Lopes has tweeted the following yesterday:

“#NUFC won the race for Ayoze Perez because they accepted to pay €2M in 7 days.”

And by all accounts Perez has already passed his medical,  and the deal will be announced once Tenerife complete their season in early June, just before the World Cup starts.

It will be important for Newcastle to make it easy for Perez to settle in, and it looks like captain Fabricio Coloccini could get that job, since he’s one of the few Spanish-speaking players at the club,  with Jonas expected to leave in the summer.

Newcastle need to have success in bringing some of these young players through into the first team, and we’ve had precious little success over the last six seasons in doing that with our younger players.

And it looks like Shane Ferguson, James Tavernier, Haris Vuckic and Mehdi Abeid will be leaving the club this summer, and the contracts of local players Conor Newton and Michael Richardson have not been renewed, as we learned yesterday.

And since Perez will probably be part of the Development squad, we’d like to see some senior signings soon, and certainly within the next week.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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14 comments so far

  • scout

    May 24, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #1

    There’s gonna be some red faces in this next week on here

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  • ToonMatt

    May 24, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #2

    Ashley likes to pay cash up front and hasn’t signed a player in two years lol it’s helping the recruitment process a treat!

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  • dantoon85

    May 24, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #3

    Whys that scout?

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  • croftus5678

    May 24, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #4

    hopefully 1 signing down another 6 to go :-)….i did say hopefully.

    cant wait to see this lad he’s a very exciting signing and wether he works out or not its the type of signing fans want to see.

    cabella is prob the next exciting player we have been linked with that we know theres some truth in so i really hope we can pull that one off.

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  • firebug666

    May 24, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #5

    I have never known Newcastle act swiftly in anything, be it buying player or their performance on the pitch.

    Newcastle cannot say we want our business done before the world cup kicks off simply because anyone who knows anything about transfers will also know other clubs with our potential targets in their ranks will always hold out for the best price.

    Since Newcastle hold tight to their policy of only paying what they think a player is worth and hum and harr about wages and agents fees we lose out on most of our targets.

    Don’t expect too much from transfers in this summer, especially early on, because the world cup will be a distant memory and we will still be trying to get a player over the proverbial line.

    In the end Newcastle will do what they do best: F All.

    Roll out the excuse machine.

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  • southafricantoon

    May 24, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #6

    I so much want to be positive ……. But !

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  • scout

    May 24, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #7

    Does Pardew have a house in Surrey ?

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  • bobby mango

    May 24, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #8

    Agree with firebug.

    Think our own dithering with transfers negates any benefit of paying up front. Doubt we’re seem as a preferable club to deal with. Look how much trouble we’ve had signing players over the years.

    Also in some cases clubs prefer staggered payments, as it guarantees set income for a sustained period.

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  • scout

    May 24, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #9

    It’s a massive bonus paying up front and with players like sissoko, krul, tiote and dubuchy in the team we have foundations to build on.
    All the mugs saying they’ll all leave it was the same craic last year, you’re boring.
    Sit back at wait for the quality while your writing out a scoop 6

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  • croftus5678

    May 24, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #10

    @5 firebug

    the players we are linked with are mainly not playing in the world cup a-la perez/cabella (who’s only in provisional in case of serious injury) he will be flying back as soon s cup starts.
    same with this lassoga/diabate/lacazzete/colback (not sure on mo diame of west ham).

    we have a fair few targets that would make a hell of a lot of sense with reguards to us and the selling team if they are sorted out quickly and it will put fas minds at ease as dont think there are many (inc myself) who believe we will make a decent amount of signings.

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  • giimps

    May 24, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #11

    Our buying players is akin to “we buy any car” ……everyone knows they pay less than the car is worth, but because they pay cash,people will sell to get the deal done quickly.
    Cashley is the same, offer lower than the player is worth but offer instant payment, clubs who are in financial problems will not hesitate! clubs with options have a choice to wait until a better price or take the dosh .
    I’ll wait and see who turns up and who leaves but I want the puppet gone, any manager who fails to bring good players into a club and make them and the team play and shine are not worth their wages and support.
    Cashley out Pardew out…..HWTL

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    May 24, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #12

    This makes the fact that we break even more remarkable. Not only are other teams struggling, but they probably owe out loads for the next few years. Now it’s time to start turning this to our advantage and spend some of it.

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  • rongo345

    May 24, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #13

    To be honest wtf is Alan Pardew thinking!!! what we need is some experienced striker like chicharito and eto
    No more craps btw perez is only in u21 and not sure if he will adapt to pml

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  • tabuk toon army

    May 24, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #14

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENfD_z7yde8&feature=player_embeddedrobably everyone has seen this but worth a watch all the way through Kev is obviously a wee bit bitter however interesting his take on Ashley

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