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Five Players Newcastle Could Sign This Summer For £45M

2:00 pm, Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 98 Comments

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.

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Scouting Network · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

98 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JamesToon // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:01 PM

    McClaren will keep Taylor I reckon

  • 2 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    nice thought Ed but highly unlikely to happen

  • 3 Our Toon // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    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?

  • 4 optimistic prime // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    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

  • 5 WWSBRD // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    Hughes 15mill? Erm ok

  • 6 WWSBRD // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:07 PM

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

  • 7 richyg01 // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Love your ins and outs Ed.

    Can you do a REAL one now lol

  • 8 spitfire_ // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    This article… lmao

  • 9 BandB // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:11 PM



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

  • 10 LGFUAD21 // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    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.

  • 11 Shaker Shakrah // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:17 PM

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

  • 12 Jib // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    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

  • 13 LGFUAD21 // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:19 PM


    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.

  • 14 LGFUAD21 // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    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.

  • 15 Our Toon // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:22 PM


    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

  • 16 N1CK06 // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    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.

  • 17 Lindisfarne // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    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.

  • 18 Our Toon // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:25 PM


    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.

  • 19 Our Toon // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    The 45m includes agent fees and wages people

  • 20 Lindisfarne // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    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.

  • 21 Blofal // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    Das Bost
    Van Djik

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

  • 22 Our Toon // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    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!!

  • 23 Jib // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    We do HAVE this guy
    Probs going to be Captain

  • 24 optimistic prime // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    We’ll spend plenty of time if that counts

  • 25 Our Toon // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:28 PM


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

  • 26 Oldgit1 // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:29 PM

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

  • 27 Geordiedoonsooth // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:29 PM

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

  • 28 BandB // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:30 PM


    £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.

  • 29 WWSBRD // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    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

  • 30 Blofal // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    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!

  • 31 GeordieinOhio // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:32 PM

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

  • 32 N1CK06 // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    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

  • 33 Our Toon // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:37 PM


    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

  • 34 Tsunki // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    Sorry LGFUAD but… ” Fans like these”?

    What are these fans like?

  • 35 Shadow_Shearer // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:40 PM

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

  • 36 ronaldo aarons // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    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.

  • 37 Mr Magpie // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    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.

  • 38 Sazzer // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:43 PM

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

  • 39 Belfast // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    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.

  • 40 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    £25 mil is nowhere near enough

  • 41 mickalfas // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    How about selling Cisse £8m,not replacing ,Perez and Goofy up front with Riviere and Arma on the bench
    Selling Willo £1.5m,replace with Dunk £5m
    Sell Obertan £2m ,lol,
    Marveuax for £2m,lmfao
    Saylor £2m
    Bring back Vukcic
    Is the job mine fatty will have £10.5m in the bank ,guaranteed top 20 finish
    Where do I sign MY 8 year contract !!

  • 42 N1CK06 // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Jib @23,

    That video of SDJ looks great.. But then it made me think, wow the Dutch league looks so incredibly fast! I wonder if this video is sped up?

    Then I read the comments and found someone had the same thought.. This is the response to that comment from the account that posted the video:

    “Ha, this was actually my first video and the recorder I used made that happen. I actually think this video sucks but since it got so many views I just leave it on ;)”

    Can’t trust anything on the internet…. 🙁

  • 43 WWSBRD // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Our Toon
    Resale value? We buy players already planning to sell them probably why our players no longer give a stuff about the club they literally have nothing to aim for with us other than getting sold to someone decent

    End of the day Id have them back, when we lost Cabaye we lost more than a player we lost the teams leader and its heartbeat which we haven’t come close to getting back since but I accept it isnt going to happen which is a shame imo

  • 44 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    What was this mcclaren said about not standing still cos you’ll get left behind???

  • 45 WWSBRD // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:52 PM

    Our Toon
    That post sounds a bit snippy I didnt mean it too am not having a go at u and I see where ur coming from ie the point of view of the club in its current incarnation it makes no sense for us to go for Cabaye but my opinion as a fan is different

  • 46 Jib // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:55 PM

  • 47 ashleysmate // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    It’s all utter billhooks….im surprised McClaren has fallen for ashleys “plans” for the future….all he wants is extra revenue via increased season ticket sales then his side kick will announce in a few weeks time ” sorry folks but we were beaten to our targets by those nasty clubs wanting to strengthen their squads”….I think McClaren is as honest as you can get with a manager but he’s been taken in just like the rest of us

  • 48 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 17, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    yh ok

  • 49 LGFUAD21 // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:01 PM


    Impatient and at times irrational.

    All hatred should be directed towards the board not Mcclaren.

    I’m just worried he’s gonna have Mcclaren Out campaigns in full swing 4 games into the season with the start he has.

  • 50 Tsunki // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:02 PM

    Oh jeff using the Wise System for player appraisal. That Google is a harsh mistress Jeffy she’ll punish you alright 🙂

  • 51 mickalfas // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:02 PM

    £25m in the kitty,can we buy half a sterling !!

  • 52 LGFUAD21 // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:03 PM

    If any interest in Cabaye is real then it WILL be a loan.

    Which would suit both parties. We wouldnt have to pay. Cabaye gets to play and PSG wont lose money.

    If he plays well here on loan PSG could sell him for an alright fee next year.

  • 53 beatbox00 // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    Van Ginkel on loan,wijnaldum 15m and Tyrone Mings left back.

  • 54 Jib // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    I like Jake Miller’s “Whistle” song

  • 55 LGFUAD21 // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:05 PM


    It hasnt worked either way.

    Season Tickets are selling about as fast as that ET game that bankrupted Atari.

    Now Ashley has publicly spoken on TV he’s dug his own grave if he doesnt.

  • 56 Tsunki // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    LGFUAD – oh I see. Like all fans then. I don’t see nufc fans as being any different given the situation they’ve found themselves facing these last few years. The same antics at any club will bring out the same reactions. So not really irrational, if we are speaking as a group rather than certain individuals. As for impatient I think 50k fans regularly turning up to see the club distance themselves further away from success than ever season after season might speak differently. So on the whole, I don’t agree on either point.

  • 57 nufc 11 // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:08 PM

    You forgot the 5 loan deals there working on there around the top clubs begging players bcoz they dnt want to spend hard cash tight as tight can be notting changes spend 50milion give me a break.

  • 58 Tsunki // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    Anyway I don’t see that hatred of McLaren, maybe more lack of enthusiasm, but I’m sure most will give him a chance and factor in the lack of backing he’s likely to receive. Of course if another Pardew is manufactured here I doubt he will be given as much time to bed in.

  • 59 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    the deadline has moved 2/3 times so its obvious supporters aren’t happy

  • 60 BandB // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:10 PM

    Now they can’t even get the deadline across the line.

  • 61 WWSBRD // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    One player I think we are very much missing out on is Trippier, Spurs dont need him they have 3 RBs on the books already

    He will waste away at Spurs where as here he could get game time

    Saying that maybe we can prize a RB from Spurs that yank they signed cant aiming to get a look in if Trippier signs

  • 62 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:13 PM

    WWSBRD that Yedlin is a good player

  • 63 Tsunki // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    The lines gone dead.

  • 64 N1CK06 // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    Jib @53,

    Not quite sure why you feel the need to tell me that..

  • 65 WWSBRD // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    Thats the lad was electric at the World Cup even though he had daft hair

  • 66 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    I know WWSBRD and he’s only 21

  • 67 Our Toon // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:20 PM


    I don’t mind mate, I get where you are coming from as a fan but I’m trying to look at it from the perspective of what this regime is like.

    As a fan I’d like:
    Trippier or Yedlin
    Kalas or VVD from celtic
    Andros Townsend

    Non of them will end up happening

  • 68 Malackay // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:21 PM

    Virgil van Dijk & Lewis Dunk? Am I the only one who thinks we need quality with prem experience at CB?These have neither, they have potential at best.

    Austin or Bas Dost – Not both

    Will Hughes…. Absolutely, but at £15m? Come on, we no longer pay anywhere near that for potential. For £15m I’m wanting the finished product, Cabaye supposedly available for £10m.

    We need 3 Def IMO, LB & 2xCB
    Playmaker in Cabaye mold in CM
    1 or 2 Strikers depending if we sell Cisse

  • 69 ashleysmate // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:22 PM


    Dug his own grave?…now that HAS put a smile on my face

  • 70 Jib // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    N1CK06 @42
    Not quite sure why you feel the need to tell me that..

  • 71 toonicle // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    Dunk and Van Dijk would be very good buys and with converting Dummett to CB we would finally have solid CB cover

  • 72 Jail for Ashley // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:24 PM

    Front page headline in the Chronicle with a big photo of fatty.

  • 73 WWSBRD // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:29 PM

    Our Toon
    I completely agree that the regime wont even look at resigning Cabaye, this link is just agent talk trying to drum up interest…one good think though I suppose we are still being used along with Liverpool Spurs and Chelsea to sell players our name must still be a decent draw to agents haha

    Townsend is a funny one I reckon he would do well here but his shot on sight trend winds me up, might be more that he has barely played like so could be coached out of him again. Strong shot on him though and hes like road runner when he gets going

    Him and Yedlin 15mill combined? Haha

  • 74 Our Toon // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:38 PM


    Townsend is very greedy, seen alot of him and he’s definitely about self glory but he can beat a man by going either way, can be dangerous. I get the feeling sometimes thay he’s always trying to over impress so hence always shooting. Hopefully if he plays consistently here (lol) he wouldn’t be as greedy.

    Yedlin bombing on from RB would be nuts though, the lad is very quick…..maybe we could then convert Janmaat as CB

  • 75 Jib // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    Cabaye deJong Perez and Aarons in the same team could produce sparks

  • 76 Jib // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Got to say Yedlin as a wing back would be interesting with Janmaat Dummett Haidara as back 3 with Vurnon Anita as left wing back

  • 77 Welshie's Sheep // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Omg just seen Newcastle’s fixture list, you lot are f****d plus you have to come to the Liberty in the second game when the mighty swans and Andre Ayew will rip you a new arsehole!!!!

  • 78 hibbit // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    wwsbrd / ourtoon charnley wont match championship wages for Mc coaches so no hope of signing 99%of fans choice of players loans and free will be what we are looking at anything cheap

  • 79 WWSBRD // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:45 PM

    Our Toon
    Aye I know exactly what u mean with Townsend but equally because hes not really rated at Spurs the feeling must be that he has to prove himself every time he suits up also has the England thing over his head…the lad barely played this season but starts for his country in a qualifier again if he doesn’t show something then the press would rip him to shreds. 1 wonder goal makes people ignore 15 miss placed shots

    I reckon a mountain of geordie fans cheering u regardless of what u do would work wonders for him might even learn to be a good all round player

    A right side of Townsend and Yedlin would be incredibly good fun to watch in cup games, Janmaat would still be first choice though

  • 80 Our Toon // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:45 PM


    I know buddy

  • 81 Welshie's Sheep // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:46 PM


  • 82 WWSBRD // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    Yedlin and Townsend on loan then? Future 15 mill combined fee agreed haha

    Think we both acknowledge it wont happen but every so often its nice to imagine if we could get who we want how it would go

  • 83 Welshie's Sheep // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:48 PM

    You lot are screwed. 2nd game you have to visit the liberty where the mighty swans and andre ayew will rip you a new one

  • 84 ilovetoon8788 // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    Troy deeney could just be striker we need. He’s a very hardworking lad and very very consistent. His all round game is very good.

    Don’t count him out of we sign him just because he’s from championship. Like Austin, there are plenty of players there who can actually make the step up.

  • 85 Jib // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    I think those 2 posts of mine have cracked it.

    By George he’s got it I think he’s got it !!!!

    Yedlin right wing back Janmaat Dummett Haidara back 3 with Vurnon Anita as left wing back
    Colo DM
    Cabaye deJong Perez Cabella

    With Aarons and SamiAbi as impact players

    Colback and Tiote to come on when we are 4 goals up

    By Xmas we’d be on 60 points a GD of +98 McLaren could take 5 months off in the Prem and Carver could bring us home , with McLaren just taking the cup games

  • 86 ilovetoon8788 // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    Our reputation is in the mud to attract quality players. It will take years to rebuild our name again. No decent player like Austin will come here.

    Our best chance is to grab players in the championship whom we feel are ready for the premier league.

    They will be cheap and maybe can set the league on fire.

  • 87 SuperShearer // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    Ergh, Welshie’s back. Listen dude, we’re all pretty realistic about what a mess our club is in, there’s little you can say about it that we don’t already know so why not head over the Scumberland’s blog and have fun with them…. better still head to Spurs’, they’re always convinced they’re Champions League material.

  • 88 WWSBRD // Jun 17, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    Cheap? Hughes 15 mill Deeney 10 mill?

  • 89 WWSBRD // Jun 17, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Easier to just ignore him mate, wont listen to reason or realistic comments about his club

  • 90 Jail for Ashley // Jun 17, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Don’t feed it man !

  • 91 will die for the toon army // Jun 17, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    We wait till transfer is over. No one knows how much money we have to spend. Jst speculation

  • 92 optimistic prime // Jun 17, 2015 at 4:02 PM



    I thought you lot saved that for the sheep?

  • 93 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 17, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    £17 million?

  • 94 Tsunki // Jun 17, 2015 at 4:06 PM

    Baa. Humbug. Is he welshgeordie or not? And if not, where is the club comic?

  • 95 ilovetoon8788 // Jun 17, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    The only way we are going to fund a top player is by selling. Nothing has changed. Which is why we need to cash in on sissoko. I’d hold for atleast 20m and use the money to buy 3 players from the championship.

  • 96 Mr Magpie // Jun 17, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    I think Sissoko & Cisse might be sold as well as anyone else who McClaren can sell on to generate funds for him to bring in the players he wants in the squad.

    In the case of Sissoko who clearly has no desire to stay here we must make sure that we receive players that we want on permanent deals instead of cash from the deal.

    I am sure there are players that Chelsea, Arsenal & Psg would allow to leave that would certainly improve our current squad.

  • 97 Sazzer // Jun 17, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Ex model and TV Presenter drinking wine and delivering latest on Charlie Austin:

  • 98 G peart 83 // Jun 17, 2015 at 9:15 PM

    Wally with the brolly just another pardspew clone

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