Newcastle Bring Spending To Over £50M This Summer


With th signing of Florian Thauvin today Newcastle have brought their gross spending to over £50M this summer, and it is certainly a crucial transfer window for the club, after we only just avoided relegation last season in the very last game of the season.

It seems that Mike Ashley was shocked by our fall down the table under interim coach John Carver, and before the last game against West Ham he pledged to spend big money this summer – and he’s done that.

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The latest arrival – Florian Thauvin for £14M

John Carver and Steve Stone were fired in June after their very poor performance in charge of the team, when John Carver seemed to argue with most players and said some ludicrous things in front of the TV cameras.

Those comments embarrassed John but also since he was representing Newcastle – it embarrassed the club too.

Steve McClaren has come in to take over as the permanent head coach,  but it will not be easy for McClaren and his impressive coaching staff to turn things around.

We saw some of that when we were outplayed at Swansea on Saturday – so we still have work to do to start turning things around and  fans will have to be a little patient – which is never easy.

But Newcastle, maybe for the first time under owner Mike Ashley,  are showing some ambition and intent – and we just hope the new players gel with the team quickly,  so we can start picking up some wins – sooner rather than later.

Here are the transfers so far this season –  they are estimates – but they come to a gross of £50.35M.

PlayerFeeClub
INCOMING
Georginio Wijnaldum£14.5MEindhoven
Aleksandar Mitrovic£14.3MAnderlecht
Chancel Mbemba£11.8MAnderlecht
Florian Thauvin£14.5MMarseille
Ivan Toney£1.5MNorthampton
Transfer Fees Out£56.6M
OUTGOING
Remy CabellaSeason loanMarseille
Davide Santon£2.0MInter-Milan
Mehdi Abeid£1.5MPanathinaikos
Olivier Kemen£0.5MLyon
Sammy AmeobiSeason LoanCardiff
Adam Armstrong6 month loanCoventry
Freddie Woodman6 month loanCrawley
Haris VuckicSeason LoanWigan
Shane Ferguson6 month loanMilwall
Jonas GutierrezReleasedDeportivo
Ryan TaylorReleasedHull City
Jak AlnwickReleasedPort Vale
Adam CampbellReleasedNotts County
Remie StreeteReleasedPort Vale
Transfer Fees In£4.0M
Net Spend£52.6M

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Newcastle’s signings this summer – so far

We should be able to get some money back so that the net spending is less than £50M.

Mehdi Abeid signed for Panathinaikos today for a fee thought to be about £1.5M,  and once Remy Cabella plays a certain number of games for Marseille, the transfer for around £7M will be triggered automatically.

Others could also leave for fees before September including players like Mike Williamson, Haris Vuckic, Sylvain Marveaux, Gael Bigirimana  and Yoan Gouffran.

There’s also a chance Newcastle can still bring players in – and we’d love to see a top center-back signed in the next 12 days.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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168 comments so far

  • DeanToon88

    Aug 19, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #1

    If we manage to sign abdennour as well I would say this has been an unbeleavble transfer window, I’m so happy we are finally signing quality players ?

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 19, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #2

    Well we do need someone to service our lone forward so I am all for this signing…as long as it signals the end of the 4-2-3-1 formation and the beginning of the 4-3-3 formation!

    …no more lone striker and finally some service!

    Now please sort out the defense 😀

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  • JackButler

    Aug 19, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #3

    A dominant, proven CB and I’d be over the moon with this window, no CB then it’s………….?????

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #4

    DeanToon88

    I agree…..

    CB is THE signings we have been waiting for 15 years I would say.

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  • Ian Toon

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #5

    Dear

    Florian Thauvin has become Newcastle United’s fifth signing of the summer, after completing a switch from Marseille.

    The highly-rated 22-year-old French winger, who can also be deployed as a forward, has agreed a five-year contract on Tyneside and will wear the number 20 shirt.

    As part of the deal, Remy Cabella has joined Marseille on loan until the end of the 2015/16 campaign, with an obligation to buy at the end of the season subject to certain criteria being met.

    Born in the French city of Orléans, Thauvin made his professional debut for Grenoble in March 2011 before signing for Bastia. After some impressive performances for the Corsican side – including starring in their Ligue 2 title triumph of 2012 – he moved to Lille in January 2013.

    He returned to Bastia on loan for six months and in September of that year, Thauvin moved to Marseille, where he made 81 appearances over the last two seasons, scoring 15 goals.

    The highly-rated international has represented France at under-18, under-19, under-20 and under-21 level, and was a key part of the Les Bleus team which lifted the 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup.

    “I am delighted to be a Newcastle United player,” said Thauvin. “I have come from France to a really big club and am very happy to be here.

    “It is a big honour to know that Newcastle have been after me for such a long time and that they wanted me that much. They have put their trust in me and I am looking forward to playing for the team.”

    Newcastle United head coach Steve McClaren added: “Florian is a player the Club have been watching for a long time and I am delighted that we have been able to sign him. He is a perfect signing for this Club – someone who is young, with great potential and is one of the best young players in Europe.

    “He is an exciting, creative talent who can score goals and make assists, and we believe he will have a very bright future at Newcastle.”

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  • Toonces

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #6

    Regarding Colo’s new contract and captaincy… If McClaren is going to run a true meritocracy and the players respect that, and we bring in a top new CB, then there is nothing to stop McClaren from putting Colo to the bench if he doesn’t perform. Wenger put Vermaelen on the bench behind Mertesacker and Koscielny. Vermaelen was still club captain although he didn’t start and barely played at all. We can argue that McClaren is not of Wenger’s status but in the end they have the same responsibility to put the best team on the pitch. Rumors have been around that Colo has had more than his due share of influence at the club but with the new managerial team it may be that Colo has much to prove to keep his starting place. The new contract and his keeping of the captaincy could be a sign of respect from McClaren but should not be a guarantee.

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  • toon kk

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #7

    Has all the money been spent wisely even if we didn’t need defenders? Im not sure. What do others think.

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #8

    Agreed. If we get a dominant centre back it’s been a long deserved tremendous window. Quality signings.

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  • thegaffer

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #9

    With all the positive signings, let’s just all say together “Aymen”.. oops, did I say that.. I meant “Amen”.

    and while we are at it; give the damn phone to Wini to call up his buddy Jetro and say hello!

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  • JackButler

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #10

    Toon KK

    Time will tell mate but it’s defender that we need more than anything. SM has said it will take three windows to put the squad right and I’m confused as to why he hasn’t addressed to biggest issues first?

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  • cestriasteve

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #11

    JB, from what I saw he was deployed centrally behind the striker, he was openly critical and said he preferred to cut in from the wing. Don’t know how to read into this as a player should play where he is told.
    SMc will expect him to do his defensive duties, so that’s a problem.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #12

    To think that people are crazy and spoilt if we don’t sign a CB and call it a great window is rather foolish.

    Yes it hangs on that ONE signing.

    I would say the window is OK. Why ok, well when we had a knee jerk reaction Jan time few seasons ago it was the same thing.

    In a way this is a more expensive fear buys. Ashley KNEW he had/has to do something.

    Real investment and a will to win something WILL be judged by a CB signing that costs$$$. And that is the truth fans don’t necessarily want to see, but its plain as daylight.

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  • Fostino

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #13

    Can’t see a cb signed. Even if Willo left we still have saylor..colo..dmemba. ..good..lascalles.

    Maybe he thinks saylor still god. He clearly still thinks colo does

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  • Alems1983

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #14

    Abdennour left out of monaco side against valencia

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  • JackButler

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #15

    cestriasteve

    There were reports that he was going to be deployed as a No#10 this season but his manager strangely walked away after one game. The games I watched him play he switched between flanks and was poor, he’s no No#10 that’s for sure, he’s an out and out winger, though he doesn’t cross the ball that much preferring to cut back inside. One thing more than anything else he has to regain his form and confidence otherwise he will be another passenger and we already have too many of them right now.

    I’ve said all the way through this saga that I truly hope he comes good and rips the league to pieces, but I’m cynicle right now as we don’t seem to be looking at the real problem areas of the squad

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #16

    Toon KK

    The window has been decent so far and I don’t think we will get any other big players in which is a shame. Defensively we will be left short, but having said that it’s was either thauvin or no one, after Colo signed the contract that pretty much ripped up any chance of a new CB

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  • Fostino

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #17

    We still have austin…Ayman and a back up rb yo come ?

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  • JamesToon

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #18

    If we’re not gonna go for a CB then I’d like at least an RB or LB signed. Guerreiro, Willems or Kurzawa would be very happy with

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  • thegaffer

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #19

    every team knows, float the ball over the Newcastle six yard, and we would get a goal.. at this rate, we would create a new record of conceding the most number of headed goals conceded in a season.

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  • Ian Toon

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #20

    Yes. A wasted trip by Macca.

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  • Fostino

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #21

    We bably need to sort out set pieces…we need aymen

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #22

    thegaffer

    100% true

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  • Blofal

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #23

    @Jesper

    4-2-3-1 isn’t a static formation. Most teams play it because it morphs easily into a 4-3-3 in attack. With Obertan and Sissoko bombing forawrd we are often 4-3-3 in the final third.

    If we are going to play a lone striker against Man U then we have to start Mitrovic. We effectively play a man down with a lone Cisse unable to hold the ball up. Mitrovic from the little I’ve seen already is strong enough to do that.

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #24

    JB

    At least he’s a winger though, whether he’s poor or excellent in France means absolutely nothing mate. He’s replaced someone who preferred to play as a no10 and didnt like the wing. Let’s see how he gets on, he’s only 22 hardly the finished article yet!!

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  • JackButler

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #25

    It would be interesting to know if people could have Thauvin for 12 million or van Dyjk and an understudy for Jaanmatt what would they prefer???

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #26

    Fostino
    Didnt u hear mate? Aymen has all but signed for us according to some on here

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #27

    Blofal

    I agree with you very much so. I have a feeling he won’t change much though. Metro he won’t start with if he does I would be stumped!

    I would start with Aarons and Mitro I would put Sissoko back in the middle but attacking.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #28

    Our toon

    He is a winger mate, no doubt, but Ashley talked about bolting on the horse to the cart and we are doing that and I’m glad to see it, but the cart still has a wheel missing

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #29

    “Leicester sign Inler”

    I cannot believe what I am reading….Why weren’t we there truth be told.
    Brilliant neat player enforcer.

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #30

    The problem with our 4231 is that we allow for very little interchanging of positions. We play very rigid 4231 and offer no support to the front man

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #31

    JB

    I’d have the celtic lad if it was between both of them. What would you prefer Thauvin or no one?

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  • thegaffer

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #32

    NUFC not after Inler.. simple.. he is 31.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #33

    If Abdennour signs then I’ll support this window!

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  • 9

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #34

    New season, only 2 matches gone and ALREADY we have conceded THREE headed goals. The worst record in the Premier League ( and not against the top Premier attacks, either). What is the owner/management unable to see, that every singlre one of us can see staring us in the face?

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  • Fostino

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #35

    Jack Butler

    Surely we have an engine in the academy that can play rb. It’s so disappointing that our academy doesn’t produce any defenders. There easier to produce then attackers in the Pl. The one ray of light from the academy we have that’s here is arrons but yet we’ve signed a 12m player to take his place. I’d love Aarons to get a run in the team and a new contract

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #36

    Blofal…you can morph any given formation into something else if that’s what you want…it might confuse the players and even us spectators!

    The point here is that our 4-2-3-1 does not morph into a 4-3-3 but more likely into a 4-5-1 or 4-4-1-1!

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  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #37

    WWSBRD
    I dont think Pardew knew abt anything . Players were signed behind his back and all . In Pardewz
    reign I think Colo will b gone by now . Cabella wld still b around . Cisse and Tiote wld be gone.

    Abdennnour is injured thats why he aint playing. My fingers are still crossed. We need competion for Jwnmatt and Colback.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #38

    Our toon

    I’d take Thauvin, but not at the expense of using the last of the transfer kitty, if we do sign a dominant CB I’ll be overjoyed at this window.

    I’d take a dominant, proven CB before Thauvin, in fact I’d take a dominant CB before every single player we’ve signed.

    There’s nothing better than seeing us score a goal, but there’s nothing worse than seeing us concede stupid goals week after week.

    There’s a very good reason that 99% of manager say to build from the back

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  • WLtoon

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #39

    from what we have been used to in the past i think this window has been better than anyone could imagine.
    Saying that,it will all be for nothing if we dont get a CB to stop us leaking the goals hich has cost us so much in the last 3 seasons.
    Ive got a feeling we will bring a good CB in,,if we do then this window could transform our season from being a number to being a damn good side.
    here,s hoping chaps.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 19, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #40

    Fostino

    Our academy has provided very little to this point in time and yeah, it’s disappointing, whether there’s an inherent issue with the way we coach youngsters is up for debate, as some don’t have a good way to say for Pedro and the way he is with the youngsters

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