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First Newcastle Deal Close To Completion

2:27 pm, Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 30 Comments

The Metro is reporting that Newcastle’s move for Chelsea’s central midfielder Marco Van Ginkel, who we have been linked with over the last couple of weeks, could be close to completion, with the news that Newcastle have approached Chelsea with a one year loan deal proposal for the 21 year-old Dutch International.

Marco van Ginkel _2013

Marco van Ginkel in action for Chelsea

The youngster has been on loan at AC Milan last season where he played 18 times with one goal, and  Chelsea would prefer their midfielder to spend next season with a Premier League club.

Newcastle have made an offer to Chelsea and the Metro is reporting that Chelsea have accepted the deal, so let’s hope Newcastle can close the deal before other clubs move in for the highly regarded youngster.

Newcastle seem to be getting their act together quickly this week, with John Carver and Steve Stone leaving the club, and Steve McClaren close to being announced (today hopefully) as the new head coach at Newcastle with his own coaching team coming in.

Either Steve Round or Lee Clark are expected to be the assistant manager – probably Steve Round if we had to hazard a guess.

A hitch could be that AC Milan want to keep the youngster on loan in Italy for next season, but if it’s accurate that Chelsea want him to play in the Premier League, which seems to be a reasonable next step for the midfielder, then hopefully we can get this loan deal completed.

Marco has played four times for the full Chelsea side and we expect Newcastle to arrange a transfer fee, so if he plays well for us next season, Newcastle will have a chance of signing him full time at the end of the season.

Steve McClaren as our head coach is also highly regarded in coaching circles, and clubs will be more willing to send players on loan to Newcastle, with Steve’s very good reputation for bringing youngsters through.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Loan Moves · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours

30 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Toonfan8 // Jun 10, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    Bring him here, very good player…and also sell Sissoko and add Wijnaldum here and our midfield will be very strong

  • 2 Thump // Jun 10, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    Not sure how I feel about loan deals. Good player, though. Hope he can make the step up.

  • 3 optimistic prime // Jun 10, 2015 at 2:34 PM


    Aye total sport, sun got to me 😉

  • 4 firebug666 // Jun 10, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    It would be nice if it was a loan with a view to buying, otherwise what’s the point?

    We need to be building our team not bringing players on for other teams and paying them for the privilege.

  • 5 Tsunki // Jun 10, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    I dunno what purchase Mike and Lee have made but I’m pretty certain it was made through JustEat.

  • 6 optimistic prime // Jun 10, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    Loaning players is a waste of time except for the parent club.

    I’d ban loans in the same league if it was up to me.

    When was the last time we loaned a player and it ended well?
    Ben Arfa?

    No thanks

  • 7 Thump // Jun 10, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    That would be brilliant, Toonfan. With Arsenal releasing Diaby, it wouldn’t surprise me if they came in for Sissoko, but no way Wenger will pay what Ashley will inevitably want for him.

  • 8 Toon-Prodigy // Jun 10, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    CM is probably our best and most well off position throughout the squad. I don’t get this signing unless there is a couple of outgoing CM’s.

    Hopefully Anita is away but probably more chance of Abeid or Tiote.

  • 9 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 10, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Ron Vlaar has been released by Villa, surely he’d do a good job for us?

  • 10 JP...from The Rock // Jun 10, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    Sissoko will be gone by next summer. It’s obvious that after the European Cup he’s off. I hate the way he keeps talking up a move to a bigger club. Total disrespect.

    He is a good player with tremendous power and pace but we could use that money well to buy a much better all round player. Then again this is Ashley we’re talking about and he’ll probably just by a poor mans Sissoko and we’re worse off than when we started.

  • 11 JP...from The Rock // Jun 10, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    We should grab Diaby as he’s a good solid player and free!

  • 12 JP...from The Rock // Jun 10, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    I would even sign Distin and Johnson who are also free agents.

  • 13 optimistic prime // Jun 10, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    I’m not disappointed in Sissoko, I’m glad he’s talking up a move.

    I don’t rate him, he’s a coward, sooner he goes the better. One of the main players to blame for our form from Xmas.

    Captain of NUFC, that was a piss take!

  • 14 Sazzer // Jun 10, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Palace have released Shola.

  • 15 JP...from The Rock // Jun 10, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    I hope Jaanmat is to be our next captain. Wish Colo, Willo, Obertan and Gouffran are sold ASAP so we can find proper players to take their place.

  • 16 shaun__ // Jun 10, 2015 at 2:49 PM

    Loan to buy then yes but if it’s because they want him to get premier league experience that seems nonsensical!

  • 17 JP...from The Rock // Jun 10, 2015 at 2:50 PM

    Sazzer – Strolla lol what a crap player. He’s like Riviere without the running and 5000 more shots on goal, some balls just had to creep in the net.

  • 18 Sazzer // Jun 10, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    JP…from The Rock

  • 19 bobby mango // Jun 10, 2015 at 3:10 PM

    Diaby is permanently injured.

  • 20 BeeGuy // Jun 10, 2015 at 3:21 PM

    All loans coming in this summer. Have to offset the cost of buying out JC and SS.

  • 21 ToonMatt // Jun 10, 2015 at 3:34 PM

    A club this size shouldn’t be loaning players and developing them for other other clubs, I see there is still no ambition being shown by Ashley.

  • 22 James RS // Jun 10, 2015 at 3:35 PM

    Usual Rubbish…loans, free transfers and end of contract (Sports Direct) sale prices. Just below midtable coming up again.
    van Ginkel will be another Remy…he’ll never be our player if he plays well.

  • 23 James RS // Jun 10, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Firebug666 s comment is just spot on .

  • 24 AndyMac // Jun 10, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    Would Chelski have loaned us their groundsman let alone any players if Pardwho and Pinocchio were still here ?

  • 25 AmericanGeordie // Jun 10, 2015 at 3:40 PM

    I agree that loans are not ideal, especially for a club our size.

    However, I would note that Everton has had some recent success in loaning very high quality players like Lukaku & Deulofeu. Of course, Loic Remy also had a pretty good season with us on loan.

    To me, the key for Newcastle is, we should NEVER take a player on loan unless we have a guaranteed option with a fixed price to buy the player at the end of the loan.

  • 26 newcastleunitedfansonly // Jun 10, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Austin and the return of a certain Joey Barton on the cards. Watch this space.

  • 27 chuck // Jun 10, 2015 at 4:49 PM


    To state that McClaren as being highly regarded is only your opinion, perhaps you should look at the poll figures in regard to how acceptable he is with NUFC fans.
    I remember Parew also was acclaimed by you, in which case your judgment is questionable, as was the geezer who doesn’t think Sissoko is one of, if not the best player in the side, why else would top clubs be looking at him.
    But that’s just personal judgments for you.

  • 28 Big Archie // Jun 10, 2015 at 8:13 PM

    The good news from our point of view is that the likes of Chelsea, Man U, and even City only ever loan decent players to prem teams who are struggling. They obviously dont want their own players in any way threatening their own league position.
    We were so bad last season they should be throwing loan deals at us right left and centre.

  • 29 Sav // Jun 11, 2015 at 1:42 AM

    Premiership clubs ought not be permitted to loan players to other clubs in the same league. It is BS.

  • 30 wannuq // Jun 11, 2015 at 2:36 AM

    What is wrong with loaning a player? AC Milan loan him from Chelsea. I know AC Milan Finish 10th, Compare to Newcastle? We’re in transition now. Get behind the new gaffer and support him, Well at least this year and see where he goes.

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