Newcastle’s Lee Charnley has been impressive in being able to close deals for Newcastle this summer, and there are reports that owner Mike Ashley has been a lot more involved in the club’s transfer business this summer, than he has been in the past.
Remy Cabella – Newcastle’s top singing so far this summer
Newcastle have so far brought in nine good players, and the club immediately loaned back to Nottingham Forest their two players – defender Jamaal Lascelles and goalkeeper Karl Darlow – they are ones for the future.
Here are the players we have brought in.
|Siem de Jong||£6M||Ajax|
|Facundo Ferreyra||£1.6M - Season Loan||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|Jamaal Lascelles||£4M||Nottingham Forest|
|Karl Darlow||£3M||Nottingham Forest|
Alan Pardew must lead Newcastle to a much better season than he has in the last two campaigns, and the pressure is on the Londoner to produce the goods.
Alan himself seems pleased at what Newcastle have achieved in the transfer window, and he had this to say in the program notes for yesterday’s game:
“The squad we have assembled going into this campaign is healthy in numbers, experience and quality, and that is all any manager can ask for when he is looking ahead to a long arduous Premier League marathon.”
“We came up short last season, but everyone has worked hard to ensure we have a team that will represent the club in a fitting manner.” “I am relishing what lies ahead. The new signings give our team more potency.”
We’ve lost Yohan Cabaye, Mathieu Debuchy and Loic Remy from last year’s squad, but players like Daryl Janmaat, Siem de Jong, Jack Colback, Remy Cabella and Manu Riviere make up for those lost French stars.
A criticism, which is probably fair enough, is that hardly any of our new players have any Premier League experience – except Jack Colback – who has been really impressive in pre-season, and the lad seems to be inspired when he plays for his home town club.
That’s fair comment about the lack of PL experience with our new players, but they are all good technical players and want to be at Newcastle United, and we should be more a lot more menacing up front, than we were earlier this year after Yohan Cabaye left the club.
Whether we can break into the top six or not next season is a good question – but we are pleased with the summer transfer business – so far.
What do you think?
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