Newcastle Hope For Transfer Breakthrough This Weekend


If you believe the news this week, then we have put three bids in for players,  and the Chronicle is reporting today the club hopes for their first deal to be completed this weekend.

lee charnley close-up

Lee Charnley – responsible for transfers

One player we seem to have a bid in for is Marseilles Florian Thauvin and the bid is a reasonable one at €15M (£10.6M). So maybe Newcastle can get the long term target on Tyneside over the weekend.

We have also supposedly bid for Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost, although our initial bid was for around £
£8.5M which is far too low, according to their Sporting Director Klaus Allofs.

Who the third player may be is open to conjecture, but we have been linked heavily with two center-backs – Monaco’s 25 year-old Algerian International Aymen Abdennour and 23 year-old Schalke Cameroon International center-back Joel Matip.

If we can get either of those two into the club that would be good.

There could also be offers in for players who we haven’t heard about too, but it’s hard to believe we would want to bring Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli in on loan.

The Express report early this morning that Steve McClaren is not interested in Balotelli has nothing specific in there from Steve about Balotelli.

They simply regurgitate a couple of things Steve said in his nufcTV interview – like talking is all well and good but you have to do it on the field.

Other outlets have reported that but in the nufcTV interview he didn’t discuss any targets at all – and certainly said nothing about Mario.

This weekend is six weeks since we survived in the Premier League with a 2-0 win over West Ham at home, and there are five weeks to go before we open the Premier League season against Southampton at home.

So we are more than half way through the summer break – time for Newcastle to start bringing in some good players.

But in order to do that Newcastle and Lee Charnley need to show a lot more drive and determination in order to be successful.

Comments welcome.


14 comments so far

  • mickalfas

    Jul 3, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #1

    Abdennour and Matip would be a great start ,then Winaljdum and Austin
    Cabaye on loan for a season happy days ,top12 here we come

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  • jon.c

    Jul 3, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #2

    More and more of rumors get your ar– in gear CH and do something positive

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jul 3, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #3

    Why do we need Thauvin. Get two CBs in and leave him out.

    Aarons Goufran Mauvuex Sisoko Ameobi Perez Rivere Cabella Fergie.

    Get Austin Keep Cisse and Cabaye (2 season loan deal)

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  • mickalfas

    Jul 3, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #4

    Why is the word hope in the headline
    MAKE it happen !!

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jul 3, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #5

    ……………Krul(c)
    Janmatt…….Aymen……Matip………Durmett
    ………………Cabaye………..Colback
    Sisoko……………….De Jong……………Aarons
    ………………………….Austin
    Subs:
    Darlow, S.Taylor, Anita, Abeid,Cabella, Cisse, Perez.

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  • mickalfas

    Jul 3, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #6

    Wdfta
    Looks good to me mate
    Let’s hope De Jong can keep fit

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  • Sav

    Jul 3, 2015 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #7

    Yadda, yadda blah, blah.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 3, 2015 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #8

    Mag52 – wow -early pot shot primarily at the man this morning – and not the message.
    I have no obsession with King Percy -so cannot understand your pot shot when it was somebody else a few posts previously who wrote a post about the King. I simply replied to that post with my thoughts.
    I note you did not challenge that poster. Just goes to show that there are still one or two people on here who look for posts from specific people to have a snipe at -rather than the content of what they have said. You really jumped straight into that net.
    I still think, regardless of new players coming in -that it should be possible to make a comparison between King Percys coaching and Wally’s and why not?
    Mr Tubbs……………………………….OOT
    Percy supporters in mourning………OOT

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 3, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #9

    Have we signed Balloteli yet?……
    Pfff…snnggg….kfpthhh………..
    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA

    Sorry,can’t help laughing. Desperate stuff, that story. Pricelessly so.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 3, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #10

    Anyway. Good morning, all.

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jul 3, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #11

    All signings r possible;
    1. Matip – We look like we r e only ones interested and he is In his last year so £7m-10m is good money.
    2. Aymen – There is a talk of Liverpool Manure Arsenal he is way below their league I can think of the italian or portuguese clubs to take him away but I wld spend £15m for him.
    3. Cabaye – 2 year loan while we pay his wages is good enough for PSG and e player familiar environment. £5m.
    4. Austin – Guarantee of first team football. £12m

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jul 3, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #12

    We can also play;
    …………………….Krul(c)
    Janmatt……….Aymen. ….Matip…….Durmett
    ……………………..Colback
    …………Sisoko………………..Cabaye
    ……………………..De Jong
    ………….Cisse………………….Austin
    Subs:
    Darlow, S.Taylor, Anita,Abeid, Aarons, Cabella, Perez.

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  • toonincheek

    Jul 3, 2015 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #13

    Would it be:

    Whey Ay men
    or
    Prayers are answered, aymen.

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  • adrichh

    Jul 3, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #14

    Heii there people. Im actually new here, been Newcastle United fan for some 10 or more years now. There have been good times and bad , but so bad that thease days ? Nobody wants to come to Newcastle 🙁
    Austin will probobly not sign for us , Matip wount go from Schalke 04, Abdenour from Monaco will not come becouse he will play in Champions league or at least Europe league , Bas Dost also. I think our top* targets are out of a reach ! I think only average players will come here…. we have fallen to the bottom and nobody wants to come to play for us :/ So sad …

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