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Steve McClaren Hints At New Signings Soon

9:43 am, Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

Newcastle started the game poorly last night in Milwaukee, and we were 2-0 down after only 16 minutes but after the first 25 minutes Newcastle came right back into the game.

An in-form Moussa Sissoko scored after 45 minutes and Newcastle pressed hard, but like last Friday night at Gateshead – we just couldn’t score a second goal.

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A packed Miller Park in Milwaukee last night

Steve McClaren talked after the game and said he couldn’t believe how Newcastle didn’t score a second goal,  although it looks like a Cisse effort early in the second half was over the line but not allowed by the officials.

It would have been in the Premier League, with the new Hawk-Eye technology in place.

This is what McClaren said after the game last night about potential transfers:

“The plans continue and work goes on behind the scenes back home.” “We’re close.”

“Wijnaldum comes out tomorrow and that will be good.” “We’ll get him in with the boys.”

“With recruitment we will wait and see.” “But from what I have seen in the last two weeks I have been very pleased with the boys.”

There was news yesterday that 20 year-old Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic had been given 48 hours to sign or walk away from the five year Newcastle deal on the table.

Last night the Twitter universe was alight with news that he was on his way to a medical at Newcastle, but there’s no confirmation of that – not yet anyway.

If he is going to sign for us the next piece of news would be that he is on his way to Newcastle to take his medical.

We hope he signs for us, but in reality we seem to be at best his third choice behind Roma and Porto – two clubs in warmer climates.

There again Newcastle could shock us with some other signing out of the blue.

Comments welcome.

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

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:47 AM

    We have been “close” for 3 days. I wonder if he means “closed”.

  • 2 nut meg // Jul 15, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Cheers for that,i’m practicing as we speak Mit-rov-ic….Mit-rov-ic……aye, that’s just about cracked it.

  • 3 Our Toon // Jul 15, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Lads totally off topic here but Van Persie was paraded in front of thousands at Fenerbache, has held a press conference, had his medical etc but turns out both teams can’t agree a fee….can anyone make sense of that?

    That’s why I say no one knows what the truth is with Mitrovic stories.

  • 4 Jail for Ashley // Jul 15, 2015 at 10:01 AM

    My biggest worry about this transfer window is that unless we manage to get rid of Collo, Willo or STaylor we won’t be bringing in anyone new. If it’s Collo that goes and we only bring one in we sre no further forward. I honestly can’t see anyone paying for STaylor when they can get him on a pay when you play for free next year and can’t see a Championship club matching Willos wages. Th most likely to go is Collo on a contract termination. A damning indictment of our defence really.

  • 5 Jib // Jul 15, 2015 at 10:04 AM

    The second item on this website under Verkaufskandidaten (Sales Candidates)
    They say SM is along time admirer of Matip who intriguingly refuses to discuss an extension to his contract which runs out 2016.

  • 6 kakaobi // Jul 15, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    I’ve been close to handing my notice in at work for the last 18 years but it’s never happened

  • 7 hibbit // Jul 15, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    jail boro were interested in willo and i was told his wage was not the problem 20 k a week i am told the fee was the problem 2m was

  • 8 The overrated Frenchman // Jul 15, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    nut meg – unless there is something unusual about his name, the last syllable would be pronounced “vich” rather than “vic”

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