There’s a report in the Chronicle live today that Newcastle will be switching their focus in the transfer market this summer, and that France will no longer be the country we look to first for players.
Graham Carr – scouting in Germany and Spain
The belief is that Spain and Germany now offer the best value for money, and certainly our capture of Ayoze Perez from Tenerife last summer for just €2M was a great capture.
The 21 year-old had another good game for Newcastle yesterday, and went close scoring a few times against Arsenal in our 2-1 defeat.
Newcastle like to bring in players on the cheap, and then develop them on Tyneside, and that’s worked very well with young Perez this season.
But with both Manchester clubs and Arsenal said to be interested in signing him this summer, if we get a £10M bid for him, we think he will be gone in the summer.
We keep hearing that Germany is a new market for Newcastle, but we haven;t singed any players from there recently, although we did go after Hertha Berlin striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga last summer, but he preferred to move to Hamburg.
And it could be after a poor season at Hamburg, Newcastle will go back in for the 23 year-old striker who could now be cheaper than he was last summer, but whether he’s good enough for Newcastle is a good question.
Sidney Sam of FC Schalke
We have recently been linked with 27 year-old German International striker Sidney Sam of FC Schalke, and are supposed to be tracking 24 year-old German International midfielder Karim Bellarabi of Bayer Leverkusen – if reports are to be believed.
Newcastle are once again struggling towards the end of the season, and that’s the second time running Newcastle have floundered towards the end of the season.
Mike Ashley really needs to spend more of Newcastle’s profits on building up the squad, and trying to keep our best players on Tyneside.
Unless Mike Ashley changes his mode of operation at Newcastle, we will never have a decent team as long as he is in charge where money is the big thing, and the squad is very much second priority.
Ashley’s philosophy at Newcastle is to buy cheap and to sell for huge profits – seemingly as quickly as possible – whenever a suitable offer comes in for any player.
It’s like playing the stock market, and for a football club that can become suicidal if it gets any worse.
It needs to be an excellent transfer window this summer for Newcastle and the club needs to hire a top coach if Newcastle are going to have any chance of even finishing in the top ten next season.
And that would only be only the third time in nine seasons under Mike Ashley that we have been a top half club, and this season if we were to hazard a guess, we’d say we’d finish in 14th position in the Premier League at the end of May.
Trust us to get a Billionaire who doesn’t like top spend money on players.
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