This summer transfer window has already got to be one of the best we have seen at Newcastle for many years, and if we can get say a top striker and a top center-back through the door before the window slams shut on September 1st – Newcastle will have done some great business.
Karl Darlow and Jamaal Lascelles – Newcastle’s latest signings
We have now brought in nine good players to Newcastle, and all for about £35M, and that means Newcastle have spent a net £3M on transfers this year, after selling Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy for about £32M this year.
That outlay is probably a little more because we also brought in Luuk de Jong on loan in January.
Here are the incoming transfers so far this summer, with a best estimate on the transfer fees:
|Siem de Jong||£6M||Ajax|
|Facundo Ferreyra||£1.6M - Season Loan||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|Jamaal Lascelles||£4M||Nottingham Forest|
|Karl Darlow||£3M||Nottingham Forest|
And here are the players who have left us permanently or on loan:
|Sylvain Marveaux||Season Loan||Guingamp (France)|
|Shola Ameobi||Free||Gaziantep (Turkey)|
|Adam Campbell||One Month Loan||Fleetwood Town|
|Jamaal Lascelles||Season Loan||Nottingham Forest|
|Karl Darlow||Season Loan||Nottingham Forest|
|Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa||Season Loan £600K||Roma|
|Hatem Ben Arfa||Season Loan||Hull City|
So Newcastle still have some money to spend, and in the financial year ended on June 30th, we should make some big profits – because we only had two loan signings and no permanent signings during that time.
We brought in Loic Remy and Luuk on loan, probably for around £3M or £4M for the pair, but Joe Kinnear made no permanent signings, and the revenue should be close to £135M.
Newcastle are trying to bring in one more top striker, but we also hope they go after a top center-back – so our defense is strengthened from last season when we conceded 59 goals – which was far too many.
Newcastle could show their ambition by still signing a couple of top class players before September rolls around – and that would be icing on the cake.
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