McClaren Happy With This Part Of Newcastle Team

In his press conference today Steve McClaren has said we are not interested in 22 year-old Wolves striker Benik Afobe, who Newcastle have been linked over the last few weeks.

We have also been linked with Bordeaux striker Diego Rolan, who is also 22, and since Charlie Austin wasn’t mentioned we assume Newcastle are no longer interested in the 26 year-old..

Steve has also said he doesn’t expect to lose any players he wants to keep – before the transfer window slams shut next Tuesday night at 6:00pm.

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Papiss Cisse – going nowhere before Tuesday night

Steve was asked if he wanted to strengthen the striker department, and this is what he said to that question:

“No, not really.” “I am happy with that.” “Papiss will always score goals.” “Mitrovic has to get used to the Premier League – he is doing that.”

“I thought he was excellent at Old Trafford, grew into the game; Ayoze played up front in midweek on his own.”

“We have got Riviere, who is coming back from injury, so we have enough in that position.”

Newcastle may allow players like Haris Vuckic, Gael Bigirimana and Sylvain Marveaux leave in the next few days, but only if McClaren doesn’t want to keep them.

Sylvain and Haris haven’t featured at all this summer, although the Frenchman has a groin injury and has not been fit, and maybe he wants to take a look at Marveaux?

The other news filtering through is that Newcastle value Haris Vuckic at around £450K.

Here’s the business that Newcastle have done so far this summer in this transfer window.

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
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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