It looks like Chelsea’s Patrick Bamford is not interested in joining Newcastle on a one year loan deal, and he wants to stay at Chelsea and fight for his place there.
It could also be that Patrick didn’t like being played out on the wing when he was on loan at Derby County last season, under new Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren.
Bas Dost could be arriving at Newcastle
We hope he will be arriving at Newcastle
Newcastle seem to be struggling to sign some of our top targets, with Chelsea now favored to move in and sign our top target Charlie Austin, but there’s some positive news in the Chronicle today that Newcastle are in advanced talk with Wolfsburg for Bas Dost.
There hasn’t been too much news about Dost over the last few days, and that could be good news as hopefully Newcastle are working feverishly to get a deal completed for the giant 6’5″ striker, who would be a great addition to the Newcastle strike force.
There is a report in Dutch Paper AD that Bayern Munich have inquired about the striker, but Newcastle can offer Dost a starting position on Tyneside, which he would not get in Munich, and he wants to be playing regularly next season to get into the Dutch squad for Euro 2016 in France next summer.
And if we can get Dost in then we could always keep Papiss Cisse, if we cannot get another striker in.
Papiss is finally fully fit following his knee-cap fracture of fourteen months ago, and Papiss was in excellent goal scoring form for us last season.
Add to him young Ayoze Perez and Emmanuel Riviere, and there’s four very decent strikers – much better than the players we had available last season.
And we still think 25 year-old Riviere has a good chance to come through on Tyneside, and he’s a hard-working player and will be a better player because of his experiences of last season.
The French U21 International missed a number of chances – including four in that final game against West Ham – but he got himself into position and all he needs is some goals to raise his confidence a bit.
There’s still lots of time for Newcastle to get players in this summer of course, and not many clubs have signed any players this summer up to this point.
Although it’s also true that this is a much more important transfer window for Newcastle United than for most other Premier League teams.
No other Premier League club lost nine of their last eleven league games, and went from 9th top to 4th bottom before our final game.
There’s still time and there’s still hope for Newcastle United.
Howay The Lads!!