Newcastle Ready To Make Four More £10M Signings In Summer

Newcastle have finally had some success in the transfer market this summer with getting the very talented Georginio Wijnaldum through the door yesterday, and he cost £14.5M, but that will not be the end of some big spending by Newcastle this summer.

The Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle want four more players in this summer, and each one of them could cost more than £10M.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Newcastle United's first signing Georginio Wijnaldum holds a Newcastle United Shirt at The Newcastle United Training Centre on July 10, 2015, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***Georginio Wijnaldum

Georginio Wijnaldum – the first of five new players?

We are currently still after 20 year-old striker Aleksandar Mitrovic of Anderlecht, and he could cost €18M (£12.8M), if he decides to join Newcastle, and we would still need another striker and at least one new center-back – and they all would need to be very good and experienced.

Newcastle are also still monitoring West Brom striker Saido Berahino, QPR’s Charlie Austin, in addition to Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost, and we could get one of them through the door this summer.

We also need at least one center-back brought in, and we have been linked with Ajax center-back Joel Veltman and Schalke’s Joel Matip.

Newcastle have had an interest for some time in Celtic’s Dutch center-back Virgil van Dijk , and either one of those three could cost £10M.

We also need another midfielder brought in, and we have been after Marseilles Florian Thauvin among others, but no luck – not yet anyway.

So it seems true that we are after some very good players, and if we do spend say another £40M plus on players this summer in addition to the money we spent on Georginio – it will have been a good transfer window for the club.

And the most money we have spent in any transfer window with Mike Ashley as the owner.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

25 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 12, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #1

    Ashley Out !

  • Tsunki

    Jul 12, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #2

    There it is 😀

  • check the toastie

    Jul 12, 2015 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #3

    Anita is adaptable enough to cover full backs, its something he has always done. Not ideal but not a disaster, we should go for broke and spend 30million on two CB’s, that would do me.

    Jail, as you say there is still a lot of transfer work to do.

    Even you must admit, things are looking up?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 12, 2015 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #4

    They certainly seem to be making the right noises, not holding my breath though yet.

  • jazzyp

    Jul 12, 2015 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #5

    It’s looking like Mitrovic is close to being done . His family are in town, and his brother given a tour of the staduim

  • check the toastie

    Jul 12, 2015 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #6

    I think Cabellla has ability to unlock a defence, he just needs to relax on the ball a bit more, not try and force things, he may improve with better players around him.

    If De Jong can stay fit and rediscover form, same for Aarons we could have a canny year.

    Love Perez an all, he may be dynamite if played with Mitrovic, ala team below

  • funkness

    Jul 12, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #7

    I’m surprised so many of you want us to sign 2 strikers, as we are probably only gonna play one at a time. If we get say Mitrovic, we would have Cisse, Perez and Riviere behind him in the pecking order. Signing both Mitrovic and Austin doesn’t make much sense to me, as we are very unlikely to be seeing much of the classic 4-4-2 this coming season ..

    Thauvin wouldn’t be my weapon of choice. I’m rather surprised that no one seems to mention George Paul N’Tep. I haven’t seen a single article linking him to any club this summer, which is odd given that he had a wonderful season at Rennes and even made his debut for France. He has all the tools to make it in the Prem – he is lightning quick, can beat a man, is equally good with both feet, can cross & shoot. He would be ideal for that wide left spot and I’d much rather we spent on a player of his ilk than buying another striker just for competition ..

  • Ron Knee

    Jul 12, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #8

    From The Mirror:
    “They are willing to let Fabricio Coloccini leave, if the right offer comes along.” Could be a long wait.

  • check the toastie

    Jul 12, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #9

    ————————-De Jong———————–

    That team could make waves this year, Definitely as good as Liverpool and spuds, maybe even Man Utd, who I personally think will crash and burn…

  • check the toastie

    Jul 12, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #10

    Jonny Evans on the cheap and a Top CB would be smashing..

  • IITianToon

    Jul 12, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #11

    @check Have you seen Rudiger play? Just curious if he is that good to slot straight into the first team.

    @jayphoto where did this bit of his brother touring SJP from?

  • croftus5678

    Jul 12, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #12

    after mitrovic i dont think we need another striker imo.
    esp as we are adding goals to our midfield now with siem/wij/roland and the few colback/sissoko/abied/vukic/marv if still here will get.

    imo lescalles allready looked a big improvement on our cb against gateshead but it was only a friendly so a cb should be our main priority after mitrovic.

    rutiger who we are linked with today is a very good player he would surely improve us and i was supprised he was only 22yo he plays like he’s seasoned.

  • Slank

    Jul 12, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #13


    I agree that Anita is adaptable but it’s only as a last resort.

    We need a recognized right back. Anita gets found out when the opposition puts a tall forward alongside him.

    The right back position is probably our weakest area in so much as there appears to be no player from the reserves who is Premiership ready to adequately cover for Janmaat’s absence.

    Perhaps that is a legacy from the Pardew / Carver / Stone era. Hopefully the new training team can remedy that.

  • sportiquet5

    Jul 12, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #14

    The photos being shown of “mitrovics brother” is a hoax no proof that it’s him at all so don’t believe the hype people

  • croftus5678

    Jul 12, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #15

    if the merit of players being picked is going by their form then after that friendly game these players deserve to start next game;


  • geordie157

    Jul 12, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #16

    Is veltman good? Have to admit I haven’t seen him play.

    Stuttgarts rudiger would be a good signing.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #17

    More to do with that ‘purple’ that hopefully will now be abolished.

  • Mag52

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #18

    I’m not so sure that buying another striker would be ‘just for competition ‘ for places. Two of the players you mention, are not really prem. strikers. Perez did a great job up front last season but couldn’t be called a prem. striker. As for Rivière, unless he shows a massive improvement under a new coach, he can be discounted.
    That leaves us with Cisse, who IMO can do a good job for us up front always provided he remains fit, and this is why we need another striker.

  • Ron Knee

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #19

    There were reports that SDJ had a poor game. Don’t know whether they were accurate or not.

  • the ledge

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #20

    Jail for Ashley out ur starting to piss me off u tool

  • Slank

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #21

    The Daily Mirror article is interesting in two respects.

    One, its the favoured press mouth piece for the club (together with Sky) and therefore should more credence be given to the article especially as no other media outlet has previously mentioned the family ?

    Two, would they make up the story of his family visiting the club and annoy their favoured status ?

  • expatmag

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #22


    How do you know this?

  • nut meg

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #23

    Just had a look at N’tep on you tube & as always on you tube players look good. N’tep looked impressive,have you seen him play live? He’s built like a CF, do you know if he’s played that position before ? I seem to remember his name so we may have been looking /linked with him before.

  • will die for the toon army

    Jul 12, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #24

    Any tell me how Bigi did at Fullback. That wld be a revolution. May be Mcclaren doesnt see him as midfielder amd sees a fullback in him. Will wait and see where he plays in the states. if Bigi can b a RB. Then our dedefence is ok. Fergie is a good LB I remember him shutting up Anelka when we played Chelsea in the league cup. Anelka switched wings. I thought we had a gem then they started moving him to midfield and off he went off the radar.

    RB: Jannmatt, Bigi
    CB: Rudiger/Aymen, Durmett, S. Taylor, Lasaceles
    LB: Haidara / Fergie.

    Sell those old players Colo and Willo for 3m and we cut our losses.

  • dutchgeordie

    Jul 12, 2015 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #25

    Hey Ed, you really think we haven’t got enough midfielders??? It’s surprising to see Weinaldum coming in as he’s much like De Jong, right peg and all, but I’m sure they’ve got enough quality to work well together. And need I list all the other midfielders, defensive and offensive?
    Center back needs sorting out and Mitrovic or Austin and then we’re set.


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