It seems that most Newcastle fans are in just a little bit of shock because of how well the new era under new Managing Director Lee Charnley has started off at Newcastle, with the club already making six good signings by mid-July and there’s still around six weeks left to get the three or four players we still need to make this one of the best transfer windows for a long time.
Daryl Janmaat – a bargain at just £5M
It’s just what the Newcastle fans needed, so we can rekindle our hopes that Newcastle are building a good side again after two poor seasons in the Premier league.
It augers well that Lee Charnley seems to have made such a good start as the lead man on transfers at Newcastle after in the two previous windows under Joe Kinnear we didn’t make one permanent signing.
But we are making up for those blank transfer windows this summer, and we are hoping we can still get three or four more top players through the door.
And one reason we can continue to get good deals done at Newcastle is because of Mike Ashley’s strategy of paying the full fee up front in cash – and that’s (very) attractive to the selling clubs.
Here’s a table of out incoming transfers so far this season and the transfer amounts are best guesses since Newcastle don’t release the actual fees we paid for the players.
|Siem de Jong||£6M||Ajax|
|Facundo Ferreyra||£1.6M - Season Loan||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|Jamaal Lascelles||£4M||Nottingham Forest|
|Karl Darlow||£3M||Nottingham Forest|
Of course we have received about £32M from the sale of Yohan Cabaye in January and Mathieu Debuchy last week to Arsenal – so we still have some significant money to spend in this transfer window.
We’ll try not to get too carried away (but that’s difficult), and we just hope that Lee Charnley, Alan Pardew and Graham Carr – obviously with the help of owner Mike Ashley – will press on and get the three or four players we still need – and who knows we may even get a result against Manchester City at home in our first game of the season.
That would be something.
Howay The Lads!!
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