Newcastle Likely To Make Profit In January Transfer Window

The January transfer window is very much like the summer transfer window as clubs try to improve the quality of their squad – unless you are Newcastle United where we tend to sell players and nearly always make a profit in this transfer window.

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Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa with John Carver while on Tyneside

And it looks like we’ll do that again this January with news today that Roma have triggered the clause that allows them to buy French defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa for £5.5M.

Mapou played his 20th game for Roma over the weekend and that automatically triggered the buy clause, and Roma have followed through on that and he’s now a Roma player, and both clubs issued statement s that made it official.

This is the Newcastle statement put on their web-site:

“Newcastle United defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has completed a transfer to AS Roma after meeting a contractual condition contained in the loan agreement between the clubs.”

“The French defender joined Roma on a loan deal in September 2014 but it has now become a permanent move.”

Mapou played 46 times for Newcastle United and we wish him all the very best at Roma and in his future career.

It seems that Newcastle will only bring in a number of youngsters this month, and then loan them out back to their clubs for the rest of the season – so we’ll not be strengthening the squad with any first team players coming through the door – for instance with a striker and a central defender.

There’s a chance Newcastle may even run a deficit this January,  if we can sign Dele Alli of MK Dons for £4M, as is widely being reported.

So that will make it close, especially if we bring in two young Spanish players – 18 year-old Racing Santander forward David Concha and 17 year-old center-back Jorge Mere of Sporting Gijon.

That would be a change to have a net spend in January – which we also did back in 2013 – but we were in relegation trouble then.

Wonder if we’ll sell Moussa Sissoko this month?

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55 comments so far

  • Markaccus

    Jan 27, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #1

    Wow. I am beside myself with a complete lack of surprise.

  • JamesToon

    Jan 27, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #2

    Let him go, don’t want someone playing for us who clearly doesn’t want to be here.

    Over the course of now and the summer, these players need to be moved on:
    Sissoko – £18mil
    Jonas – Free
    Tiote – £8mil
    Possibly Anita (unless de boer comes)
    Marveaux – Free
    Williamson – £500k
    Coloccini – £500k
    Cisse – £5mil
    Gouffran – £2.5mil
    Raylor – Free
    Roughly around £40mil received (Including m’biwa)

    Move Dummett to cover centre back and make santon a backup right back/winger.

    Positions needed:
    2 x DC’s
    1 x DL’s
    1 x MC
    1 x RW
    1 x CF

    suggestions on who we could buy:
    Tyrone Mings
    Ryan Shawcross
    Danny Rose
    Dele Alli
    Wilfried Zaha/Adam Reach? (Think reach looks a good prospect)
    David Concha & Jorge Mere
    Danny Ings

    Think we need a bit more of an english core tbh, some good young english players there i think (apart from the two spaniards)

    Bear in mind we’ll have Darlow & Lascelles coming back from Forest, who i think would develop greatly under FDB/Garde.

  • Average_Contents

    Jan 27, 2015 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #3


    Did you have to sit down? I did.

  • Ron Knee

    Jan 27, 2015 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Re the Hull match: If Carver managed a draw would it be a reasonable result?

  • cyprus

    Jan 27, 2015 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #5

    Wow. You’re too fast to get rid though I get your point ‘if you want out…’

  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jan 27, 2015 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #6

    Cant really blame any player for wanting to leave a club so bereft of any ambition.

    Two threads previous was the latest entry connecting us to two young Spaniards – neither are the finished article and would only come here to develop and increase value before being sold on. With that attitude there is no hope of any success and fans need to stay away to force the fatmans hand! Yeah Right Baaa Baaaaa Baaaa


  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jan 27, 2015 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #7

    JamesToon – are you Ashley in disguise? Your proposal is exactly what Ashley will do if possible – any player is available at a price. Your expectations of replacing these player is far fetched – now we have (or do we) CAt 1 Academy status, profit will be flowing from our excellent development team – why buy the raw material when you have it all ready – even more profit!!

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 27, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #8

    and still over 52 thousands mugs turn up every 2 weeks!

    so much for loyalty.

    next season we should be called sports direct united

  • archaeomag

    Jan 27, 2015 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #9

    According to the Daily Record

    Mashley-bashing has got political
    “Not fit to run Rangers: MP Brian Donohoe slams Ibrox powerbroker Mike Ashley in Westminster speech”

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 27, 2015 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #10

    Oh and don’t forget guys when the wonga sponsor deal finishes it’s back to SD arena

  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jan 27, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #11

    At least the rangers fans know how to get at him – turmoil in his shops / club boycotts / statements.

    Some on here were advocating the waving of white hankies during the game – bought cheap from ShiteDirect

  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jan 27, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #12

    Keeping the Rangers theme – isnt it ironic that Fatman is spending money with Rangers and they hate him – down here he is profiteering and he is tolerated !!!

    Makes you proud!

  • scout

    Jan 27, 2015 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #13

    Ive decided not to get tickets for the Stoke game. After reading about the USC workers feel angry and frustrated at the plight of these poor souls.
    Ill give the money to charity.

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 27, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #14

    Ranger fans show true loyalty to there club and we have a suppose bigger fan base than other clubs?!


    isn’t waving the white hanky a sign for surrender, in truth that what seemed to happen with those lot.

    the good thing about this though is that I can gloat as much as I want considering I tore up my season ticket the minute Pardew walked through the doors, and also the season we came 5th I got hammered by loads on this site because I stated we would go down and down and nothing wont come good with Pardew and Mash & CO, guess I deserve to say this to those who remembered my statement back then

    I F@CKING TOLD YOU’S SO, ah that felt good 😉

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 27, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #15

    and you know I think back then there was only 1 person who agreed with me and that’s Catchy 🙂

  • scout

    Jan 27, 2015 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #16

    Can you stop blowing your own trumpet mate its boring.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 27, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #17

    tells you everything about pardew’ s style or complete lack in a pardew world where willo and colo are deemed better..

    would love to see our lot under a proper credible manage. sadly too late for some now.

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 27, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #18


    if memory serves me right weren’t you one of those who insulted me the season we came?

    it was either you or sparky?

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 27, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #19

    came 5th

  • scout

    Jan 27, 2015 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #20

    Probably mate do you want a medal, I can start calling you muttley if it makes you feel better?
    I’d never criticise the 5th place finish. People who said it was lucky are talking complete bollxxxx. You play 38 games and finish where you finish.
    Although im with you now, I wont put 1p into the club until MA has gone.

  • sparky55

    Jan 27, 2015 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #21

    Black & White

    Wasn’t me mate…I never insult anyone…just let people know what I’m thinking but never slag off anyone else’s posts.

    and I’ve never celebrated Ashleys involvement either…I normally just slagged of the manager and now all me fun’s been taken away cos he being successful somewhere else now so Ashley will just have to get the brunt of it now!!!

  • 70TWO

    Jan 27, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #22

    Black and White with an army lol
    Gloating, calling people names for going to watch a match(!) and for not appearing to make any reciprocal protest; is NOT conducive to creating a collection of active unified supporters that are willing to demonstrate their dissatisfaction. The amount you go on with yourself makes you blind to amount of negative feeling that there actually is being articulated by many on this blog. You are actually doing a service to the ownership by redirecting my anger away from their appalling management of the club and creating division amongst fans.

  • p

    Jan 27, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #23

    Sissoko – what a knob.

  • Bambams

    Jan 27, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #24

    I think….going off previous windows….We will sell a player in the last few days ! We then did not have time…..aah you know the rest !

    He has just loaned Rangers 10 million, he got 5.5 for maps….. Someone needs to replace the money he has loaned…

  • Average_Contents

    Jan 27, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #25


    To be fair the club and by club I of course mean the slug have managed to do that all by themselves. Whether this was the intended outcome is debatable (I think it was) but I understand your train of thought yet I’m inclined to disagree. THEY set the apathy nobody else. We just react to it and wholly justified IMHO mate.

  • p

    Jan 27, 2015 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #26

    well I don’t think they will go of their way to sell but if a plum offer comes in for Tiote or Sissoko, they will be gone.

    Wishful thinking on Sissoko’s part I believe. Tiote, well he is not angling for a move but I would be amazed if anyone would pay 5m or more for him. Cisse may go though.

  • Our Toon

    Jan 27, 2015 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #27

    Sissoko telling it how it is and I for one am happy that he has. Why should he show loyalty to a club that has ambitions to finish 10th and have no cup runs

  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 27, 2015 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #28

    So we get rid of pardew and replace him with carver for the rest of the season ( great move not) now sissoko could be leaving, so then lads what’s your next wish.

    Be careful what you wish for, obviously you haven’t learnt your lesson yet.

  • MacToon

    Jan 27, 2015 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #29

    “In Spanish football or in bullfighting, it is a common sight to see supporters waving white handkerchiefs as an expression of deep emotion. It is used both positively, in admiration of an exceptional performance by a team or player, or as a negative sign of disgust at an especially bad performance.”

    I actually thought the site of hundreds of fans walking up Barrack Road in silence waving white hankies made quite an impact.

  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 27, 2015 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #30

    Come on Chelsea get the first goal.

  • MacToon

    Jan 27, 2015 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #31

    “THE former Ibrox striker is seething over his claim club chiefs ordered Kenny McDowall to ban him from Murray Park.”

    “Novo says McDowall was acting on a edict from chief executive Derek Llambias and insists it’s a retaliatory move for his decision to sign up with Rangers First, a supporters group in favour of fan ownership”

    Sounds familiar!

  • John Tudor

    Jan 27, 2015 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #32

    tampax or lilywhites

  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 27, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #33

    What ever tickles your fancy JT.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 27, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #34

    Would it be hubris if either Willo or Colo got long term injured?

  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 27, 2015 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #35

    Come on Chelsea hurry up and score you bunch of muppets.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 27, 2015 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #36

    I wonder how many people think like sparky, “now that Pardews gone Ashley can get the brunt of it”. It was Mashley who hired him and and would of continued to hire him if he hadn’t of walked, and for all the catchys, Rotondas out there who’ve secretly backed Ashley for as long as you could, it will be Ashley who hires the next guy whose coaching course didn’t get past the round holes square pegs stage.

  • Mr Magpie

    Jan 27, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #37

    Well my wish hasn’t come true…..your still here!!!

  • lesh

    Jan 27, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #38


    Ashley’ll be keen to act on the first half of your clearout and buy list but the second part, well we all know what he’s like.

    We might buy some young’uns to loan them out again (and to Rangers next season?) – nice investment for the future but what about the present? He’s not interested!

    He’s a bloody disgrace, amoral, insensitive and greed personified – a nasty piece of work.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 27, 2015 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #39

    I see those spineless tw@ts at have packed up and given up the ghost, I think the only reason they got so much support was because people thought they’d go after the real culprit after they’d got rid of Pardew. Not a peep.

  • JamesToon

    Jan 27, 2015 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #40


    No matter what happens I will never regret wanting pardew out. The man was a disgrace and was a big problem along with ashley


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