Five Players Newcastle Could Sign This Summer For £45M


There are a couple of problems Newcastle have this summer, and that is we had another terrible season last season, especially in the second half of the season, and a lot of good players will be a little bit wary of Joining Newcastle.

That’s unless they see signs that Newcastle are really going to try to improve the squad this summer, and until we sign some good players that will not be apparent – so it’s a catch 22 situation..

And in the last three seasons we have struggled against relegation in two of them – so it’s hard to accuse Newcastle of being one of the top ten clubs in the Premier League over the last three years.

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Charlie Austin – would cost £15M from QPR – pay the money!

Newcastle appear to be balking at paying high fees for any one player, and if that’s true that would be (very) worrying.

Newcastle have roughly  £60M available to spend this summer, and Newcastle must move away from trying to get great bargains and bring in a player for around £5M, and realize that at times we have to pay out big money for a big player.

We need two strikers brought in this summer, so we could get Charlie Austin for £15M (pay what they want) and Bas Dost for around £10M from Wolfsburg.

That’s £25M to get two goalscorers into the squad, and that means we can sell Papiss Cisse say for £6M since we still have Ayoze Perez and Emmanuel Riviere.

We’d like to see two center-backs coming in this summer, and the two we’d like to see are both 6’4″ tall – they are Brighton’s Lewis Dunk and Celtic’s Virgil van Dijk.

Newcastle have been interested in both players for the last three years and it seems that both would be available and maybe we could get both lads in for less than £15M – but let’s say they would cost £15M.

In addition we have Fabricio Coloccini and Jamaal Lascelles, and both Daryl Janmaat and Paul Dummett are very able to play at the center of defense too.

If we bring in two center-backs then Newcastle can sell both Mike Williamson and Steven Taylor – and maybe we can get say £4M for the two.

That’s two strikers and two central defenders which will really strengthen the side in the areas we were weak in last season.

But we also need a player with flair – and today we’ve been linked with 20 year-old Derby County midfielder Will Hughes – who would coast around £15M.

Steve McClaren could also help to persuade Will to join Newcastle.

If we can get those five players through the door, the gross cost would be around £55M net, and £45M net – assuming we can get £10M for Papiss Cisse, Mike Williamson and Steven Taylor – which should be possible.

Players In:

  • Charlie Austin – £15M
  • Bas Dost – £10M
  • Virgil van Dijk £10M
  • Lewis Dunk £5M
  • Will Hughes £15M

Players Out:

  • Papiss Cisse £6M
  • Mike Williamson £1.5M
  • Steven Taylor £2.5M

We’ve tried to be sensible with the transfer fees.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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98 comments so far

  • JamesToon

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #1

    McClaren will keep Taylor I reckon

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #2

    nice thought Ed but highly unlikely to happen

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #3

    Will Hughes at 15m, wow.

    Lads why don’t we go for Cabaye I also read that Ba has fallen out with Besiktas over money, he’s available as well? We should ask pardew to come back whilst we are at it….move forward or keep going round in circles lads?

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  • optimistic prime

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #4

    Why isn’t Saylor on a pay as you play like we supposedly offered Carol?

    We’ll be stuck with him for his entire career

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #5

    Hughes 15mill? Erm ok

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #6

    Our Toon
    So u dont think Cabaye and Ba would improve our squad?

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  • richyg01

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #7

    Love your ins and outs Ed.

    Can you do a REAL one now lol

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  • spitfire_

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #8

    This article… lmao

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  • BandB

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #9

    Ed,

    £45m

    That’s probably twice what McClaren actually has to spend.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #10

    Our Toon – From last thread

    Completely understand your point re whos the ball winner.

    I always think a 3 man mid needs a Destroyer, A Box to box and an AM.

    I know Steve favoured to all rounders in deep roles at Twente with shared responsibility to win the ball.

    That probably works in the Eredivisie.

    I’m confident in “easier” fixtures that Colback and Cabaye could do the defensive work together.

    Both prone to making howlers of tackles but Cabaye especially was one of the better ball winners in the team.

    A bit like Wilshere for England. He’s no DM but he was doing the business.

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  • Shaker Shakrah

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #11

    Will Hughes is expensive because he is still 20 years old
    so young , but he is very very good & smart player

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  • Jib

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #12

    From the fixtures there are a few days in January catch the eye.

    Sat January 9th – FA cup – opposition yet to be decided

    Wed January 14th Manchester United at SJP.

    A real test of our new resolve to pick the best team for all games

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  • LGFUAD21

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #13

    9BandB

    I expect £40m could be spent.

    But that would only be a net spend of £30 (not looking at previous transfer windows)

    I dont get the net spend thing.

    I think people should look more at money in the bank.

    Self-sufficient clubs need to raise transfer funds from player sales to an extent.

    Ideally our net spend would be 0 each year. If its minus we’ve not done enough. If it’s plus that means Ashley is bankrolling us which an owner shouldnt have to. UNless we are just building debt.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #14

    Shaker Shakrah

    Hughes is potentially the long overdue Cabaye replacement but he would need more time to develop.

    Certainly someone we should be looking at. But as with all youngsters you do have to look at the risk.

    Nobody wants to spend £15m+ on a young player for them to flop.

    Somehow Rogers has saved a lot of face for Liverpool after Hendo – Who I still dont think is worth what they paid.

    A good coach could easily get Colback playing just as well.

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #15

    Wwsbrd

    I think both Cabaye and Ba would be a waste of money considering the limited funds we already have. Both cabaye and Ba are what I’d call typical arry Redknapp signings, it would take cabaye a while getting used to playing weekly again, we’d get 2 good years out of him (max) he’s almost 30. Ba is 30 already so in reality what do we gain by buying 2 30 year olds?

    Thought we were toon army not dad’s army

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  • N1CK06

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #16

    HAHAHAHAHA £45-60m TO SPEND?! Yeahh well someone has obviously been fooled by the big words of the big Mike Ashley.

    Actually I shouldn’t laugh because many Geordies also seem to believe this sh!t and so will keeping buying/renewing their season tickets.

    Personally I’d be surprised if the net spend this window exceeds 5m.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #17

    NUFC will have to pay more than any other club to get any one decent and better wages, if the ‘Board’ can not see the mess that they are in then they are too old and blind. So they are trying to implement the ‘cheepskate’ option of buying one quality player and some other lesser lights. Hope that SmC does his magic and then repeat the whole thing again next season.

    Last season we had a poor start against nonCL teams, the first 8 matches will be a perfect excuse to hide the lack of investment in the squad.

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #18

    LGFUAD

    Wiltshire was class for England the other day, his goals were immense, but against a poor team, England still conceded 2 goals yet had all the freedom in CM to pick passes.

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #19

    The 45m includes agent fees and wages people

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #20

    There is no getting away from the fact Ed is correct about the amount we need to be paying to bring in good players that are needed. NUFC should be spending £45M and anything less should be considered a deficit.

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  • Blofal

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #21

    Austin
    Das Bost
    Wijnaldum
    Van Djik

    Would be a nice start if we don’t penny pinch and actually get them through the door!

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #22

    Cisse at 6m is a joke though ed, he has a better goals to games ratio than Austin who is valued at 15m because he’s British!!

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  • Jib

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #23

    We do HAVE this guy
    Probs going to be Captain
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW9uLXg0fX0

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  • optimistic prime

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #24

    We’ll spend plenty of time if that counts

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #25

    Blofal

    Yes I’d take them 4 all day long buddy.

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  • Oldgit1

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #26

    According to the daily mail, Ashley will give only 25m for transfers. Whole thing is a joke. My cruise looks nailed on.

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #27

    They sound like great signings but I think we have two hopes of them happening Bob Hope & No Hope

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  • BandB

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #28

    Lifeguard.

    £30 net spend?
    You bloomin’ negger!
    I use the phrase net spend because that is the one Charnley chose to use when assessing the situation.
    My feeling, looking at the new preferred media arrangements is that rather than being rolled back, Ashley’s revolution will roll on and gather pace.
    I think the aim is to get his money back and to make the club lean and fit for sale.
    That means not blowing the money in the bank and cutting the wage bill down another notch (whatever rot appears in the accounts).
    My “predictions”, as they have been called, are based on past observed behaviour and things I hear.
    There is no precedent for a £30m net spend, and I’m prepared to guess there won’t be one.
    I hope there is one. But I do believe offering these people the benefit of yet more “doubt” only serves to make them yet more complacent.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #29

    Our Toon
    Christ mate u reckon at 32 they get lined up and shot?
    We are a short term club anyway we arent ever going to build a team while Ashley is owner so might as well enjoy the football we can get and I damn sure remember enjoying Ba and Cabs

    And Id say we would probably gain 20-30 goals a season with them and a fair few of those Ls would turn into Ws

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  • Blofal

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #30

    And why don’t we put in a cheeky bid for Januzaj? Even on loan?

    £12-15m might be enough and he’s only going to get better!

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  • GeordieinOhio

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #31

    There are two words missing from “Five Players Newcastle Could Sign This Season For £45M” ..and thats “BUT WONT”

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  • N1CK06

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #32

    Based on the last 8 years and the fact we are still yet to sign anyone, what we NEED and what COULD happen are extremely likely to be two completely different things

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #33

    Wwsbrd

    No that’s not what I’m saying mate, why would you waste your limited funds on 2 30 year olds who will give you 2 years of good service max? They’ll both have next to no resale value whatsoever….you only have to look at the captain for proof of this. I personally prefer to look for younger lads who can become better and grow, not 2 almost has beens who are almost washed up, we had them 2 lads in there prime….you saw the best years they were likely to have

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #34

    Sorry LGFUAD but… ” Fans like these”?

    What are these fans like?

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #35

    Ed, selling cisse & keeping Riviere would be a complete joke. Should be the other way round!!!

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #36

    Lol that list from Ed just reminds me of kets!!!

    I like Troy deeney, we need characters like him and he is also a very vocal leader. Don’t understand the dislike for him because he has been in the championship. I believe there are so many good players in the championship that just need the chance to play in this league. I understand the frustration from switching targets such as Austin and dost to a deeney but if you’ve seen him play often it’s very hard to not like him and how he plays.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/11577919/How-Troy-Deeney-turned-his-life-around-to-go-from-jail-to-the-Premier-League-with-Watford.html

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  • Mr Magpie

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #37

    Real answer is nobody actually knows anything as usual with nufc in a transfer window as they never communicate.

    One article says Ashley only putting up £25m the next one says he has told Charnley he wants Austin purchased at the £15m asking price as soon as.

    Then we get we are after this player & its sealed then the next article says no that they are going to another club then the next article says we were never in for them in the first place….its all just speculation conspired by lazy journalists like the Chronicle’s Lee Ryder & their mysterious sources!!

    We all know to only believe that we have actually signed the player when they are wearing/holding up the Newcastle home shirt adorned by as many sports direct signs as physically possible all around them.

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  • Sazzer

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #38

    I see Daily Mail going with a warcart of 25 m £.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #39

    The Sun newspaper charge you £8 a month to look on their website. I think they’ve a cheek to complain about charging for access to be honest. They do it themselves.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 17, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #40

    £25 mil is nowhere near enough

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