Newcastle Desperately Trying To Achieve Three Objectives


There is news that Newcastle are still in talks over Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, and our lackluster performance up front in our first four games of the season suggest strongly that Newcastle do not have enough firepower up front, and another striker must be brought in before 11:00 pm tomorrow night, when the summer transfer window slams shut.

lee charnley pardew and ashley

The big three at Newcastle – Charnley, Pardew and Ashley

Newcastle are trying to achieve three goals before tomorrow night:

  1. Bring in a top striker
  2. Bring in a top center-back
  3. Unload some fringe players to help balance the wage bill

As far as bringing in a top center-back, if a GOAL report is to be believed we are close to getting in Toby Alderweireld from Atletico Madrid, with Newcastle supposedly winning the race to sign the former Ajax defender.

If we can do that, Toby would be a great signing for us, and go straight into the first team – probably alongside Fab Coloccini.

It must be unlikely that we can get Lacazette in so late in the window, since Lyon wouldn’t have time to replace him, so perhaps a target could be Arsenal’s Joel Campbell who has been linked with an £8M move to Benfica, so if he becomes available Newcastle might go after the player.

One thing in Newcastle’s favor for Lacazette is that Lyon were eliminated from the Europa League this week, and their financial situation will now look even worse than it was, and cash up front from Newcastle could possibly sway the French club.

Of course – as with Loic Remy – we cannot offer either Joel or Alexandre Champions League football, so it may be difficult to get Joel on Tyneside, if indeed Benfica are close to signing him, as some reports suggest.

But Newcastle also have a lot of work to do to unload some of our fringe player, and time is running out.

We reported this morning that Hatem Ben Arfa, Jonas Gutierrez, Shane Ferguson and Haris Vuckic don’t have any future at Newcastle and need to be moved out either permanently or on loan.

And there are also reports that Newcastle are willing to listen to offers for both Gael Bigirimana and Sammy Ameobi, two other youngsters who have failed to make it at Newcastle.

So it looks like it could be a very busy day for Newcastle tomorrow, on the very last day of the summer transfer market – and we are hoping to see two players brought in and several players either sold or sent out on loan, before the window slams shut.

Lee Charnley is going to be a busy man today and tomorrow – that’s for sure.

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163 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #1

    Lacazette is playing today so that one can be crossed off the list as if they were willing to sell they would not play the lad and risk injury killing off any potential deal

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  • Dragon64

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #2

    if we don’t get the striker or strikers in this window we are doomed simple doesn’t matter how many new faces we have that is what we are crying out for and parsnip won’t last until christmas but by then it might be too late to save us who ever comes in as manager????????

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  • John Tudor

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #3

    charnleys work is done
    R.I.P. NUFC

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  • Slank

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #4

    Jack,

    I agree.

    It’s a bit like the Remy saga.

    How many times does a club or/and player have to say ‘No’ before the penny drops with Charnley & Co that there is no deal.

    Getting in a defender looks the more likely prospect than a striker at the moment but it would be great if it could be done.

    As for getting rid of some of the fringe players I’m not too sure that’s going to be a great success.

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  • MacToon

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #5

    I guess we’ll get another loan player for a striker if we’re lucky.

    Can anyone name/list the 25 man squad we have at the minute? I’m just wondering if we have room in our squad without selling.

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  • 70TWO

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #6

    If possible send Bigirimana, Sammy and Vukic to Birmingham. Or what about Blackpool, they should be keen?

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #8

    Dragon
    We have brought in 2/3 strikers this window

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  • JackButler

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #9

    Sanchez scores Arsenal 1-0 up

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  • nightfa11

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #10

    re-post:

    we have way too many players who wont feature..our wage bill must be astronomical..
    and if we sign a CB & a striker

    santon
    staylor
    raylor
    hatem
    jonas
    obertan
    vuckic
    pappis
    ameobi

    can all leave.. santon is ok..but i believe haidara is just as good & we could get 5-10 mio for santon.. as for pappis..take wonder goals away from him and he contributes 0 to our game.. hatem..he’d probably play in 5-10 matches if he stays (if lucky) and his contract expires at the end of the season, so why bother paying him for those few apperances..talented guy tho.. and i think we all agree on other players..they should leave.. i guess we’ll see who’s the mercinary, cos there’s no way they’ll play this season..or the next..

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #11

    Get in sanchez. Rescued a few points for me from this disappointing week.

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  • hibbit

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #12

    dont know if any one has put it on here but ahses helicopter landed at benton just over an hour ago any one got any imput as to why

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #13

    MacToon
    I queried that earlier but didnt get a response we must be pretty much full by my count though

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  • JackButler

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #14

    Slank

    I don’t even think we are after a striker as we brought three in so far this summer and we are desperately trying to offload Mapou to make room for another center half, but having Pardew saying it’s all down to the finance when there is £40 million of additional TV money knocking about is laughable

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  • JamesToon

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #15

    Toby Alderweireld wasn’t included in Atletico’s squad yesterday. Good sign?

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  • Thump

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #16

    4. Finish mid table without any unnecessary distractions like ‘cup runs’ or ‘european competition’.

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #17

    Nightfall

    we have 10 HG players, which inclide Sameobi, staylor, raylor and vukic. We have to keep two of them.

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #18

    Bugger. There goes debuchey clean sheet.

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #19

    Hibbit

    The greggs van was in the car park.

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  • nightfa11

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #20

    Markaccus

    then we should keep sammy & vuckic..cos they’re on low wages.. others probably cost the club a million a month…12 a year..

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  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #21

    Repost.
    Mister Tuff // Aug 31, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    optimistic – Seeing that it is a Sunday – I thought using the lesser insulting term bird brain was appropriate.

    Expat – you accuse me of being a “lady wrestler” – with the vagaries of the English grammar this couls indeed have two meanings.
    1. A lady who wrestles.
    2. Someone who wrestles with a lady.

    Clearly not the first but I’m all for the second.

    Ian Toon – you previously posted :-
    “Mr Tuff and other only support when were winning types”.

    Could you please justify this statement -produce evidence.

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  • MacToon

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #22

    WW, I thought we were full up too. Wonder if Hatem is listed or if some of our youngsters are or if they are ready to go out on loan. I suppose we’ll find the answer in a few days.

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  • optimistic prime

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #23

    If Ashley’s helicopters here it must be to take Tiote somewhere.

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  • Goofy

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #24

    Hibbit

    He’s there to tell everyone they’re getting F all.

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  • Slank

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #25

    James Toon

    He has not featured much in Atletico’s plans and it appears that they want rid of him.

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #26

    Nightfall

    I agree. Raylor wont be missed, and if we sign a top CB we can get rid of the worst one Staylor.

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  • MacToon

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #27

    Optimistic, if may I ask, you said you used to post as Rebecca, are you a lady poster?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #28

    WWSBRD/MacToon
    The roster as it stands is full

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  • Slank

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #29

    Markaccus

    ‘..The greggs van was in the car park…’

    That would be for Ben Arfa.

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #30

    MacToon
    I see no benefit in us not registering him hes getting paid plenty might as well have the option to play him as for the kids half of them require being registered now haha they’ve been youngsters for a little too long

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  • MacToon

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #31

    Half a job Tads 😉 post the list ha ha

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #32

    toonarmydownsouth
    Thought so. We literally need to sell before we buy then but not for the funds perhaps

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #33

    Markaccus
    Disagree with that, we’ve seen many players wedged in at RB to do a job, none of them looked even half decent
    Raylor also done a better job a LB when asked to play there than any of our actual LB’s have done in the past 3 years

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #34

    Slank

    He had to use the helicopter to try and get there before benny 😀

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  • Slank

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #35

    optimistic prime

    ‘If Ashley’s helicopters here it must be to take Tiote somewhere.’

    Or Mbiwa ?

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  • lesh

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #36

    It doesn’t necessarily follow that it’s ulikely that we can get Lacazette in so late in the window, since Lyon wouldn’t have time to replace him.

    Getting replacements has never bothered Ashley so maybe the Lyon chairman’s not as financially savvy as MA.

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  • nightfa11

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #37

    apparently players “we dont need” (who wont be missed) are on:

    saylor 35 k
    santon 25 k
    raylor 30 k
    jonas 40 k
    hatem 65 k
    obertan 40 k
    papiss 40 k

    thats:
    275 k x 52 weeks = 14,3 mio (not including bonuses).

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #38

    WWSBRD
    Technically yes, we can still make alterations to the 25 man list and could still remove a name (say for example Vuckic) but can’t see Ashley pay a senior member full wages to not be named

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #39

    MacToon
    I’m far too hungover to look that up mate!

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #40

    Tads

    Well maybe you are right there, but 2 years on after big injuries, will he be any good now?

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