Newcastle Losing Interest In Top Transfer Target


There’s only about two and a half weeks left in the summer transfer window so not much longer to go to see exactly what squad we end up with at Newcastle in September.

The Charlie Austin affair has dragged on as the soap opera of the summer, and now we hear that QPR are offering Charlie a new contract, but we wonder if he’ll be happy staying at QPR,  who may not get straight back to the Premier League this time around.

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Charlie Austin in action last Saturday at Charlton

In fact we would be very surprised if they did get promoted next May, and just over a year ago they were lucky to beat Derby County with that last minute goal by Bobby Zamora, after they had gone down to 10 men and were being outplayed late in the game.

Newcastle were certainly keen on Charlie early in the summer, but as the weeks and even months have passed by,  and we have Aleksandar Mitrovic on board, and Papiss Cisse looks like he’s back to near his best – maybe we don’t need another striker?

That’s especially true if Steve McClaren continues to play a 4-2-3-1 formation that has only one striker up front and allows players like Wijnaldum, Sissoko and de Jong to get chances to score.

And we still have the very impressive Rolando Aarons who has shown he can both create goals and score goals.

So goal scoring doesn’t look like the extreme difficulty it was in the second half of last season.

But when you look at the betting on which club Charlie will join this summer Newcastle are still the favorites.

Whether it’s accurate or not, Newcastle could be losing a little bit of interest in wanting to pay out £15M for a 26 year-old striker.

Not when we already have Papiss Cisse, Aleksandar Mitrovic and also young Ayoze Perez, who scored some great goals for us last season, and he has to be given sufficient playing time to continue his massive improvement at the club.

So it’s looking like Newcastle are losing interest in Austin – but that could also simply be a ruse to get QPR to accept less than the £15M they are after for their top striker.

We’ll know which of the two scenarios is true come September 1st – maybe.

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62 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #1

    Ashley Out!

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  • Jib

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #2

    How rude you lot are !!!
    WELCOME Mr South Africa

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #3

    Leeds struggling to keep Donny at bay.

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  • Jib

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #4

    A Charlie Austin article
    Ahhhh
    Blessed relief

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  • Jib

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #5

    This match is going to pens
    The draw won’t be until close to midnight at this rate

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Ed tell me you didn’t just peg this one on to be the all night article!

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  • JackButler

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #7

    I think Austin is a good player and would be a great addition to the squad but………………………..if anyone thinks Ashley will sanction signing a player with 12 months left on his contract for £15 million they are stark raving mad!!!

    There is a very good reason why he is still at QPR

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  • Jib

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #8

    Tsunki
    Did you see Uwe Roslers comment
    “Ve Chermans alvays practice ze penalties”

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  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #9

    Ffs, not this again, we don’t need any forwards or midfielders, replace willamson with another centre back and possibly another right back and that would be the best transfer window in years.

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  • Jib

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #10

    This rain is awful for goalies this could take some time

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  • Jib

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #11

    Sam Byram misses

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  • Jib

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #12

    Leeds centre forward sends his into orbit Ha ha ha
    Donny are through

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  • Belfast

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #13

    These Austin articles should come with free anti depressants.

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  • Jib

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #14

    Belfast
    They do
    Welshie
    The best anti depressant on the market

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  • Jib

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #15

    Remember NUFC are number 13 in the draw

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  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #16

    Hisss, hisssss,sssssss,sssssssss.

    Ah I see Ian Toon is back on the blog.
    Ian Toon come on explain your claim that I am plotting to get Blackley banned.
    Come on explain yourself – or declare you just made it up.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #17

    Jib

    Number 13 oh great, unlucky for some so that means either away to.

    Man Utd
    Man City
    Chelsea
    Arsenal
    Spurs
    Or even worse
    Sunderland.

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #18

    is the draw on tv

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  • Jib

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #19

    Round 2 Capital Cup Monday 24 August
    Newcastle v Northampton Town

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  • deeps

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #20

    Great.. Ivan toney gonna destroy his former club

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  • switch365

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #21

    Monaco want to sign Kemen.
    Time for Charnley to offer him as part of a deal for Abdennour.

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  • Graeme

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #22

    Tsunki, from previous. ANY for of communication towards the fans is fine by me – far better than it has been in years, even if it is quite false in delivery, it is better than the ZERO we used to get!!

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  • Jib

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #23

    Welshie it couldn’t have happened
    The draw was seeded to keep Prem clubs a apart

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  • jane

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #24

    will be interesting to see how strong the team that plays Northampton will be since we are targeting the cups.

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  • Graeme

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #25

    Good news Jib – with a full squad out, we might just make it through to next round lol

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  • Jib

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #26

    Graeme
    I don’t use Twattter but NUFC have been complimented for their improved communications through that medium eg about injured players etc.

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  • 2_goal_tino

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #27

    Well that couldn’t have been a much easier draw…

    Really dislike having seedings in a cup competition…I know it is to try and increase the appeal of the lesser of the domestic cups by keeping the big teams in longer but it just seems ridiculous.

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  • jane

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #28

    and those teams weren’t in the draw

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  • Graeme

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #29

    Jib, I dont use it either, but have to admit to having an account lol

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  • Jib

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #30

    I guess there will be something in young Ivan’s transfer docs that prevents him playing against NT this season.

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  • Graeme

    Aug 13, 2015 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #31

    Jib, not sure you can do that with a permanant transfer, although you can with a loan. There could well be a “Gentlemans” agreement, but where would you find one at NUFC??

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  • 2_goal_tino

    Aug 13, 2015 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #32

    Right, this is my predicted lineup for the Northampton game a full two weeks early…
    ——–Darlow——–
    Bigi-Saylor-Dummett-Haidara
    —–Tiote–Abeid—–
    Obertan–SDJ–Aarons
    ——–Perez—–

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 13, 2015 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #33

    Evening all,
    Nice to see my hometown go out of Cup lol, Byram and Wood’s pens were atrocious.

    so we have Northampton? could be fun 🙂

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  • bettyswallocks

    Aug 13, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #34

    I haven’t seen much of Kemen but If these top clubs ARE after him he must have something. If so why have we not given him a chance.

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  • jimmysmith

    Aug 13, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #35

    “The club wanted me to be a part of the ‘new’ Newcastle United that they are building.” This is the message consistently coming out of the club, and I don’t think theres any reason not to believe them. The club has always been fairly clear about where its at. Top ten and little interest in the Cups, to now top eight and competing in the Cups. It’s not a massive leap, and not that ambitious either, for a club our size. I’m comfortable with that level of ambition, though still critical of the length of time its taken to get back there.

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  • tooned in

    Aug 13, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #36

    Can we have a ‘close’ box for Austin spam!!!

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  • Graeme

    Aug 13, 2015 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #37

    Not even “AddBlocker” gets rid of Charlie spam mate lol

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  • Jib

    Aug 13, 2015 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #38

    bettyswallocks
    Kemen caught various clubs eyes playing for France U19’s which is totally removed in some aspects from the hurly burly of League footy.
    According to Bobbybee who says he’s seen him a lot , his first touch is awful.
    He’s probably getting away with stuff at junior international level that he wouldn’t in a run of the mill English club match.

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  • Jib

    Aug 13, 2015 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #39

    jimmysmith

    I’m comfortable with that level of ambition, though still critical of the length of time its taken to get back there.

    What ! one match into the season – your’e ‘avin a giraffe

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  • jane

    Aug 13, 2015 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #40

    Newcastle have played 7 competitive matches against Northampton, 6 league matches between 1963 and 1966 and a third round FA cup match in 1987 which they won 2-1, here is the team for that match nearly 30 years ago!

    http://www.11v11.com/matches/newcastle-united-v-northampton-town-21-january-1987-215743/

    21st Jan seems late for 3rd round I guess the match was postponed due to bad weather.

    Northampton were in division 4 that season.

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