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Newcastle Close To Completing Four Deals

10:27 pm, Thursday, June 5th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 41 Comments

Sky Sports is reporting that the deals to bring in Sunderland’s Jack Colback as a free agent, and Ayoze Perez of Tenerife for €2M,  are very close to completion, and two other deals Newcastle want to complete quickly are those for two Frenchmen – 24 year-old midfielder Remy Cabella and nd 28 year-old striker Bafetimbi Gomis.

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Remy Cabella – Newcastle in advanced negotiations?

Sunderland midfielder Colback has been in some demand this year, but the news earlier in the week was that the 24 year-old is ready to sign on at Newcastle when he returns from his summer vacation.

Once Jack returns he will undergo a medical, and will sign what is being called a long term deal at Newcastle – that would be good news.

And a deal for Ayoze Perez was essentially completed a few weeks back, and the 20 year-old Spanish striker will sign in the next few days, when he is expected to visit Newcastle to have his medical and sign his new contract.

And the news yesterday was that Newcastle have made a second bid for our top target Remy Cabella, the 24 year-old Montpellier midfielder, and Sky Sports is reporting that the two clubs are close to a deal, which could be around £8M.

Newcastle’s first bid of £6.5M was rejected last Friday, and it seems we have gone in maybe with an increase of around £2M, but it’s nowhere near the £12M that Montpellier Chairman Louis Nicollin wants forr Cabella – but the truth is he will not get that for his midfielder – and he knows it.

It’s interesting that Sky is reporting they understand that no formal bid has yet been lodged by Newcastle with Montpellier – which is interesting – and confusing too – it’s hard to know what to believe during the summer transfer window.

And the fourth player Newcastle  are hoping to nail down soon – and probably before next week’s World Cup starts – is long term target Bafe Gomis, who is another free agent from Lyon, and we tried to sign the striker (all of) last summer.

Sky are reporting that Gomis has decided he really does want to play in the Premier League, and Newcastle are reported to be in the driver’s seat to sign him, after Gomis’ agents contacted Newcastle recently – so let’s hope we don’t mess it up this time around.

So if we get those four players in, three of them are senior signings  with two of them being free agents, and Perez will join in all likelihood join the Development group.

Those four players could cost us around £10M – which is not much at all – given the money we have available to spend – or we should have available to spend – is probably the more accurate way of saying that.

The final bit of news from Sky Sports is that while Newcastle are very interested in 22 year-old Hertha Berlin striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga, they will not make any move for Leeds United striker Ross McCormack.

That’s interesting – if it’s true.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

41 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bambams // Jun 5, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    Believe it when I see them holding up our colours….

  • 2 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 5, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    @nufcfans: #NUFC – PHOTOS: first pictures of Newcastle’s new signing Ayoze Perez at St James’ Park

    Photos with Beardsley? Poor lad has gone straight into the development squad

  • 3 Average_Contents // Jun 5, 2014 at 10:34 PM


    Here’s one of em mate lol

  • 4 the truth will out // Jun 5, 2014 at 10:35 PM


  • 5 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 5, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    Just a shame we won’t see our new signing next season!!

  • 6 croftus5678 // Jun 5, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    cool thats 1 concrete signing hopefully see this lad in the cups if not more.


    just checked on goofy. 15 for caen 10 for caen and 14 for bordaux but like you say not prolific only norm 8 ish a season but he was still better than what we had last season so was imo wasted a little on the wing.

  • 7 beermonkey // Jun 5, 2014 at 10:43 PM

    so we have signed perez

    this is good another talented player to come in like so many before him
    the reason he signed there is a rumoured of a special plan to get the best out of him which is why he chose us over others

    I cant believe the plan is to give him to beardo cos if that the special plan the lad is doomed

  • 8 croftus5678 // Jun 5, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    @7 beer

    hehe ye the lad didnt do that great last year did he lol.

    great player / nice bloke but omg bad bad coach lol

  • 9 lesh // Jun 5, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    Of course Louis Nicollin knows he’ll not get £12m for Cabella.

    He’s also equally aware of that old French saying – Shy bairns get nee sweets!

  • 10 lesh // Jun 5, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    Didn’t I read that Gomis was all set to sign for ?

    Mind I’d read that before hearing that Harry (I’ll do my damndest to banrupt any club) Rednapp offered a cool £70k a week?

    Isn’t it about time that FFP rules were introduced for the Prem!

  • 11 lesh // Jun 5, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    * Didn’t I read that Gomis was all set to sign for ?

    ? = Fenerbace

  • 12 beermonkey // Jun 5, 2014 at 10:57 PM


    there is a role at the club for beardo but its not coaching

    but he must enjoy maybe he should retake his licences and maybe pick up some new training methods as the old ones don’t work same could be said of the manager though

  • 13 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 5, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    Depending on where you read QPR WHU and Fenebache have all offered him £80+k

  • 14 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Jun 5, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    Gomis not coming is actually a good thing. There are more decent choices than Gomis I think.

  • 15 lesh // Jun 5, 2014 at 11:02 PM


    There my be a misunderstanding in that rather than there being a special plan to get the best out of him. He’ll soon find out that we tend to train the best out of players!

  • 16 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Jun 5, 2014 at 11:03 PM

  • 17 beermonkey // Jun 5, 2014 at 11:04 PM


    very good

  • 18 70TWO // Jun 5, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    Read this morning there was extension on NUFC season ticket renewals – related?!?

  • 19 lesh // Jun 5, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    Tads, if there’s £80k on the table elsewhere, he’ll not be coming to SJP.

    Rednapp’s probably hijacked him ala Remy. If so, they got my sincere wishes for all the success they deserve!

  • 20 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 5, 2014 at 11:06 PM

    Cabaye seems to be Retweeting a lot of toon stuff tonight
    Come home Cabs! Bring Ba with ya!

  • 21 beermonkey // Jun 5, 2014 at 11:07 PM


    like what

  • 22 lesh // Jun 5, 2014 at 11:09 PM


    What? A relationship between lack of ticket renewals and an extension of two weeks to do so? Never!

    And never would our owner trail signings to try to get those season ticket sales moving.

    That’s just cynical as are you for even thinking it!

    Mind, you’re not far wrong though.

  • 23 jimmysmith // Jun 5, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    These 4, plus Lassoga and a commanding centre back who is an aerial threat from corners and is about the minimum required, I think.

    To replace Benny, Remy, Cabaye, Marv, Gosling, Shola, Obertan, and anyone of Willo, Taylor or Mbiwa.

    Might get more out of Good, Abeid, Sammi and the kid with the big noggin, whose name escapes me.

    Probably still wouldn’t be enough to make us a better side than started the last campaign and they’ll struggle to offload all the players they’d like too also, if the recent past is any indication.

    We probably need Grenier too.

  • 24 beermonkey // Jun 5, 2014 at 11:14 PM

    well to all those people that will rush to get there season tickets if we sign cabella remember it took pardew 2 seasons to put cabaye further up the pitch where he had played at his last club

    so be prepared to see him sat next to tiote for quite some time that is if we sign him

  • 25 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 5, 2014 at 11:20 PM

    Just the usual, fans gushing over him

  • 26 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Jun 5, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    The best scenario is to get Cabaye through loan and sign deal.

  • 27 geordie157 // Jun 5, 2014 at 11:41 PM


    Kid with the big noggin, hhmm who could that be

  • 28 geordie157 // Jun 5, 2014 at 11:42 PM

    Don’t really want Gomis, feel Lasogga would be better value.

    Grenier and Cabella would be nice, but we need pace and Lacazette ticks that box nicely.

  • 29 Online Guy // Jun 5, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    Forget all this fantasising over this player and that player

    I want a Ginger team

    I’m finding it difficult to put a team together though but Adam Campbell and Jack Colback will do for starters..John arne Rise another ..I want a Ginger team ..forget Cabella and all this talk about Gomis etc .

    Ginger is the new Black…and White…any more for any more?

  • 30 sparky55 // Jun 5, 2014 at 11:53 PM

    PEREZ will no doubt be sent to montrose as preparation for a secondary move to rotherham followed by a ignominius return to the spanish second flight as yet another young talent gets pardewed.

  • 31 beermonkey // Jun 5, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    online guy

    David James made himself ginger
    Tony Hibbert
    Wes Brown
    James Collins
    Paul McShane
    Nicky Butt
    Paul Scholes
    Steve Sidwell
    John Arne Riise
    Stephen Pearson
    Dave Kitson

    theres a ginger team

  • 32 beermonkey // Jun 6, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    online guy

    there is a website for everything
    including a ginger football team

    who are these people that do these things

  • 33 Online Guy // Jun 6, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Aye Beermonkey ..just think we are nearly a third there if we sign Sidwell !

    Its possible ..and John Arne ..4 gingers in the team ..thanks for looking that up by the way ..fancy a night out moth watching ? ho !

  • 34 Online Guy // Jun 6, 2014 at 12:20 AM

    Heard we were looking at Adam Bogdan , He’s Ginger to !

    I’v Rumbled Ashley’s master plan transfer policy ..sign up all the Ginger’s ..

  • 35 beermonkey // Jun 6, 2014 at 12:22 AM

    a ginger football team

    can you imagine the sending off’s and the fights between themselves
    gingers are a very angry people

  • 36 Toon Tang // Jun 6, 2014 at 12:25 AM

    These 4 deals we’re close to completing wouldn’t be for a meal deal at wetherspoons would it?

  • 37 Online Guy // Jun 6, 2014 at 12:28 AM


    Ashley is after this player sez 2 for the price of one ..

    He’s recovering from a cruciate but should be ready for the start of the season…

  • 38 Online Guy // Jun 6, 2014 at 12:30 AM

    Here’s Sunderl*nd’s new center back pairing

  • 39 ToonLynx // Jun 6, 2014 at 12:55 AM

    Just swap Gomis for Lacazette and throw Grenier in too and I would be very happy!

  • 40 Sav // Jun 6, 2014 at 3:06 AM

    No, Gomis as no.9 doesn’t get me excited either. Lets hope Carr is scheming away while all this smokescreen develops.

  • 41 ToonMatt // Jun 6, 2014 at 7:28 AM

    More freebies and bargain bin signings that nobody else wants, So glad I didn’t renew and I’m not stepping foot in to SJP til that parasite is gone.

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