Newcastle Likely To Unload These Players Before Tuesday

Newcastle United have spent almost a net £50M so far this summer in transfer fees, and we don’t know if any more players will be coming through the door before Tuesday night,  but Steve McClaren has now had a good look at nearly all the players in the squad and will let a few players leave before the window closes on Tuesday night.

The three that seem most likely to leave and follow midfielder Mehdi Abeid out of the door are Yohan Gouffran, Haris Vuckic and Sylvain Marveaux.

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Yoan Gouffran in action against Northampton
It could be his final game for Newcastle

The fringe players will have seen it’s going to be very difficult to even get in the match-day 18 this season, with Newcastle bringing in four starters – Gini Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Chancel Mbemba and Florian Thauvin – and they all look good buys and are better players than we already had on the books.

We expect 29 year-old Yoan Gouffran to stay in England when he moves on before Tuesday night, with Hull City and Steve Bruce looking like they are now favorites to sign him.

Gouffran is a hard-working player and experienced and he could certainly do a job for Hull in a number of different positions.

He was good at Newcastle in his first year but  he’s tailed off a bit since then, and a new club could revitalize Yoan.

Newcastle signed Gouffran six months before his contract ran out at Bordeaux, and we signed him for a bargain £500K, but the fee being mentioned now is £4M – but we be surprised if it’s that high.

The Mirror are reproting that Hull will sign Yoan with other clubs also interested in the player.

23 year-old Haris Vuckic could also be sold, since his contract runs out next summer and he hasn’t had a look in since Steve McClaren arrived.

Haris himself has said he wouldn’t mind joining Rangers in the Scottish second division, but that’s not exactly a high standard for a player of Vuckic’ ability.

It’s always sad to see a guy like Haris – with tremendous skills as a youngster  – not be able to fulfill his potential – for one reason or another.

29 year-old Sylvain Marveaux is back from a season on loan at Guingamp, and the Frenchman has had a groin injury since he returned in the summer – so maybe Newcastle can send him out on loan again to a French club – unless Steve McClaren wants to take a look at him when he is finally fit.

Another player who could move on is golakeeper Rob Elliott, who cannot be happy at being the third choice goalkeeper now – although it wouldn’t surprise us id McClaren wants three experienced goalkeepers in his squad this season – which we haven’t had since Steve Harper left us a couple of years ago.

We like to see Rob stay at the club since when he has played in the first team, he’s never let the side down, but from his own career viewpoint, he may want to play regularly elsewhere.

If Rob does move on we assume if one of the two main goalkeepers (Krul, Darlow) get injured, we can always recall Freddie Woodman from Crawley – who was impressive in mid-season.

If we haven’t put that recall clause in Freddie’s contract (looks like we have) Rob should stay.

However, we don’t expect Cheick Tiote, Steven Taylor or Mike Williamson to be going anywhere, and they will stay at Newcastle to add some strength in depth to the squad.

Steve Taylor showed he can still get the job done for Newcastle with a very good permanence at Old Trafford, and Mike Williamson did well on Tuesday night and even scored with a header against Northampton – what a perfect cross that was from Florian Thauvin!

So there will be some outgoing transfers – well have to wait and see if any new players come in.

This is how the transfers look at the moment.

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

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • Online Guy

    Aug 30, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #1

    Howard Webb is the one who picks the refs for our games , he speaks to each prem ref in the week , can you imagine what he is saying to them ?

    The Man is an absolute control freak, the referees that he controls are on full time wages and will do his bidding for fear of being demoted .

    Because of the lunatics, (and that’s what he is) , Instructions , we are now seeing referees making decisions for him , trying to please him , keep their prem status hence the shocking refereeing this weekend

    I predict at least one ref having a mental breakdown this season under Howard Webb.

    Don’t even think about throwing Mike Riley into the equation ..Howard Webb is a freak of nature

    We are in for more crazy refereeing because of Webb’s influence and dictatorship.

  • lochinvar

    Aug 30, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #2

    Ref, ” well Howard what am I do this week at SJP ”
    Webb, “just remember how traffic lights work , yellow the red then yellow then red”
    Ref, ” what about green ? ”
    Webb, ” what’s green ?”
    Ref: ” well how about Amber? ”
    Webb , ” don’t bring my girl friend into it ”
    Ref, “ok then yellow and red it is then”

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 30, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #3

    benjohnsen…I am not sure what the morale of your story is?

    …we are damned if we buy a £6M Manu and we are damned if we buy a £12M Mitro?…or do you think Gomis and Ayew would single-handedly have us in fourth place?

  • Sazzer

    Aug 30, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #4

    Official: Diego Rolan signs Bordeaux contract extension

  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 30, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #5

    Can see us and Man Utd competing for 14th and 15th place this season.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 30, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #6

    I said a while back if this was our window that we would finish 10th or 11. I am beginning to think this is if we have a good season!

    …I cannot see us doing this good if we don’t sign another CB and a forward.

  • Jib

    Aug 30, 2015 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #7

    Online guy
    Did you make that crap up or were you sent messages by extra terrestrials ?
    Howard Webb has been retired for 4 years

    Sweet jesus where do these posters come from
    (heaves a big sigh)

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 30, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #8

    Ian Wright on radio reckons that Mariner had one of the best games he has seen of a referee – only decision he got wrong they should of had a penalty and he has never been in a more intimidating atmosphere than yesterday with the fans vitriol thrown at the ref

  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 30, 2015 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #9


    is webb now not the sit in resident ref on BT sport and sky’s selected TV matches?

  • Jib

    Aug 30, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #10

    Rotonda heights
    Correct — he hasn’t had an official position for years

  • Fatman_joe

    Aug 30, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #11

    We did foul a lot but he reached for yellow far too much which incensed the crowd and in turn wound up our players causing more fouls. Wright was wrong, ref lost control almost immediately.

  • scout

    Aug 30, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #12

    When did it turn into a 4 game season?
    City have gone from 11/4 to 1/2 in 4 games. It will all change. I cant believe people panicking on here. If we’d have beaten Southampton you’d be saying Champions league beckons.

  • lochinvar

    Aug 30, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #13

    Ian Wright is an Arsenal die hard and is never going to say anything that upsets his standing in the eyes of Arsenal fans. Typically deluded observation that it was a penalty – a blind man could see that it was a deliberate attempt to con the ref and should have resulted in a yellow card for diving. At least Mariner wasn’t fooled and didn’t award a penalty but then again he didn’t hand out a yellow. Wright has blinkers on so nothing new there then.

  • lesh

    Aug 31, 2015 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #14


    You’re being very hard on Howard Webb.

    Poor lad, he’s doing his best to pass on his wisdom derived from years of being impartial and even-handed when refereeing top-flight games. He’s doing his best to educate the less-experienced referees under his wing, into the concept of being an ambassador for fairness and what does he have to suffer? Abuse!

    You’re probably right and not too far off the mark though.

  • Sav

    Aug 31, 2015 at 1:45 AM

    Comment #15

    The problem was and is that we could not control the ball and pass it under pressure like Swansea or Arsenal, The players’ frustrations showed in some rough treatment dished out but they should be better than that.


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