The Journal is reporting today that Newcastle United paid about £7.5M for Siem de Jong from Ajax, and given the player had only one year left on his contract at the Dutch giants, that seems like a high transfer fee to us.
Remy Cabella – get him in after World Cup participation
The local paper is also reporting that Newcastle now want to bring (at least) four more players in this summer, and those players still include winger Remy Cabella of Montpellier and striker Alexandre Lacazette of Lyon.
We will need to wait until after France’s involvement in the World Cup comes to an end before we can go after Remy Cabella again, but that could happen this Saturday night if France lose to Germany in the quarter-finals.
And reports in France are that we are negotiating right now for striker Lacazette with Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas, so maybe Newcastle could spring a surprise before pre-season training starts, with the announcement we have signed him.
That would be terrific.
Clement Grenier is another excellent target player for us, and according to the Journal our targets are in Holland, France and Spain.
Wonder if that means we have given up on British players – who tend to be very expensive in both transfer fees and wages as manager Alan Pardew pointed out recently.
It wouldn’t surprise us if we have given up on British players like Ross McCormack, Danny Ings and Carl Jenkinson.
What do you think?