There’s been some good news over the last few days for Newcastle in the transfer market, and it seems we have our first signing of the summer in Ayoze Perez, a 20 year-old right winger from Tenerife, and it’s likely his signing will be announced today.
Ayoze Perez shown with Peter Beardsley yesterday
Ayoze brought the sunshine
And it’s almost certain that we have won the race to sign Jack Colback from Sunderland as a free agent, and we think Jack will turn out to be a great singing for us.
Add to that the fact that Sky Sports is reporting we are at an advanced stage with Montpellier to sign top midfield target Remy Cabella, and things are starting to pick up on Tyneside.
Sky Sports is also reporting that Newcastle are in the driver’s seat to finally sign long-term target Bafe Gomis from Lyon, and he’s another free agent – what a saga it’s been with Bafe over the last eighteen months or so.
There’s confusion about whether we bid for 27 year-old Leeds United captain and striker Ross McCormack, but it seems we could also be after the Championship Player of the Season - Danny Ings of Burnley – who was top scorer in the Championship last season.
Danny has only one year left on his contract, and he doesn’t seem too keen to sign a new deal at the Turf Moor Club.
Add to that the fact we are reported to be very interested in bringing 22 year-old German striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga of Hertha Berlin, and 25 year-old midfielder Siem de Jong – the Ajax captain – to Newcastle this summer, and we seem to be going after some very decent players this summer.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating of course, and we’ll need to see who we can get into the club this summer, but we could have some decent signings before the World Cup starts in Brazil next Thursday.
And that would be good news.