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.
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?