We were all hoping that Newcastle could get a striker in and a center-back in yesterday, but it didn’t happen and it’s brought the transfer window to a close with a lot of other Premier League clubs doing a number of last minute deals in the transfer market – which has now closed.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa being welcomed at Roma
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa went out on a season long loan deal to Roma but no replacement was brought in, so we are left with only three experienced center-backs for the season – which is now a definite weakness in the side.
Ben Arfa – now a at Hull City on loan
And Hull City finally got Ben Arfa on loan about 105 minutes after the transfer window closed, but they had earlier got an extension from the FA to complete the deal, and negotiations didn’t start until over two hours before the end of the window.
We weakened our squad yesterday, while most other Premier League clubs strengthened theirs..
Here are the incoming transfers this summer.
|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 outgoing transfers.
|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|
I feel very disappointed we couldn’t get some good players through the door today, and not happy at all the way Ben Arfa was railroaded out of the club.
What do you think?