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Newcastle Watching This Transfer Situation Closely

10:12 am, Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 42 Comments

At one point this summer, it looked very clear that Newcastle were going to wait probably until today, the last day of the window, to make a bid for QPR striker Charlie Austin and hope that QPR would lower their asking price of £15M, or else lose big money on the English striker, whose contract has only one year to run.

Charlie could still be sold today, but we’d be surprised if Newcastle make an offer.

austin against charlton

Charlie Austin – will he be sold today?

But if Charlie stays at QPR and doesn’t sign a new deal, we wouldn’t be at all surprised if he is a target of Newcastle’s in January or next summer, when he could be a free agent.

There is news today that Newcastle are interested in signing 23 year-old Hamburg striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga on loan for the season, maybe in case Papiss Cisse left.

And Newcastle may still try to bring Lasogga in on loan in January.

Steve McClaren has said that Newcastle would also be active in the next two transfer windows, where it appears Newcastle could have as much as £100M more to spend,  on top of the £50M we spent this summer.

It seems that bringing in another striker is one of those positions Newcastle want to strengthen – whether or not Papiss Cisse is allowed to leave in January.

However, it seems Papiss Cisse’s time could be up next summer, and Newcastle will want to bring in a new striker either then – or in January.

It’s going to be interesting to see what business Newcastle can get done in the January transfer window – since it’s difficult to sign good players half way through the season.

If Austin is not sold today he will still be a Newcastle target, and the price will be a lot less than £15M, unless he signs a new deal at QPR.

Comments welcome.

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

42 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ibizatoon // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    Morning all,

    I couldn’t possibly miss our first transfer deadline day, under our new club direction of “To definitely win something and (by the way, I won’t be selling (the club) until I do)” and “From this day forward we will be making our own luck.”

    Who is feeling lucky?

    On thread…Go get him NUFC!

  • 2 hibbit // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    ED its now we need players not january we could be in trouble by then its a big risk to waite

  • 3 martoon // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:21 AM


    Deportivo have completed the signing of former Newcastle midfielder Jonas Gutierrez on a free transfer.

    Good Luck Jonas 🙂

  • 4 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:22 AM

    is schteve on the waccy baccy

  • 5 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:22 AM

    We still only 2 defensive injurys/suspentions away from difficulty imo. Especially if Dummet leaves

  • 6 Shearer.Milburn // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:23 AM

    And there it is ladies and gentlemen… Today’s token Charlie Austin post……

  • 7 mickalfas // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:23 AM

    Definitely thought we’d have got one or two more over the line today
    Just bought enough to hopefully be still in the premiership next season
    Next two games will give us an idea how good we really are ,as we can’t compete with Swansea anymore,West Ham ?
    We’ll see in a fortnight !!
    I’m hoping the table atm,is not what we can expect for the rest of the season

  • 8 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:24 AM

    Dummett valued at 8 mil? Gouffran valued at 4.2 mil?

    Something wrong here.

  • 9 Rotonda heights // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    have we got rid of gouffran yet? 8M for Dummet!!!!!

  • 10 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    newcastle to contemplate name change
    to newcastle atlas fc

  • 11 ArtyH // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    So its out of the question that Carol is coming then???

    Sorry couldn’t resist it. 🙂

  • 12 martoon // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    The makems are panic buying:-

    Soccer Sauce ?@soccer_sauce · 12 minutes ago
    Reports that Aiden McGeady has said goodbye to his Everton teammates and is reportedly heading to Sunderland for talks #SAFC #EFC

  • 13 Ibizatoon // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:30 AM

    Markaccus….Are we even that far away from difficulty.? Not wanting to be a downer, and yes, we’ve had a hard start to the season, but I’m yet to see us actually pull away from difficulty.

    Potential to pull away perhaps 🙂

    Martoon…Indeed. Best of luck Spidey!

    Prodigy…Alan thinks his 8 year contracts still running! Trying to squeeze the maximum out of Dummet and Gouffran. £8m?

  • 14 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:30 AM

    we just dont buy time to start panicking 6:01 cet

  • 15 martoon // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:32 AM

    Just realised – I’m starting to copy and paste in Jib like proportions 😀

  • 16 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:32 AM

    Lol Ibiza.. Must do!

    Crazy stories today!

  • 17 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Hey, has Joe Kinnear been hired back at NUFC and has been tasked with the valuations and sales of our players haha?

  • 18 Ibizatoon // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    martoon…Sorry to be the one to tell you, but there’s no known cure yet.

    Still, it’s the early stages for you. There’s hope yet!

  • 19 Ibizatoon // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    That just gave me serious fear Prodigy.

    I’m going for a lie down.

    Kinnear. *shudders*

  • 20 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:38 AM

    Well if we don’t sign anyone atleast it’s been a good laugh!

    Dear me..

  • 21 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:38 AM

    listening to talksport courtney rekons defense coming together and we are attacking well he’s having a laugh

  • 22 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    and no-one in here no -one wants to come up to its “grim up north”
    austin included

  • 23 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:54 AM

    I hope there is something in this LB rumour..

  • 24 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:54 AM

    I hope there is something in this LB rumour..

  • 25 cyprus // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:55 AM

    It’s been our best ever net spend window, by a margin. Hope all these new players work out, because we ARE showing intent.

    Knowing the PL, and all teams, we must assume that some of these people won’t work out. My biggest concern is that SDJ guy. And the usual deadwood of course.

    So, January will be enough time for Steve to assess the true weaknesses.

    So, now back to do our usual thing. Climb out of the bottom 3 🙂

    And all the way to CL slots

  • 26 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:56 AM

    i thought the weakness was there to be seen already

  • 27 Essex Geordie Bill // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:57 AM

    Arty the only Carol we will sign today will be for the club café.

    I will become a Mackems supporter if we sell Perez.

    No not really but it will greatly p!ss me off.

    Howay the Heed.

  • 28 martoon // Sep 1, 2015 at 10:59 AM

    I’d be very surprised if we do any major business today – possibly sell Gouffran and/or Williamson but I can’t see anything else. I think we did our business earlier in the window.

  • 29 martoon // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:02 AM

    I’ve just realised the double entendre on that last sentence 🙂 but you know what I mean.

  • 30 Ibizatoon // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:02 AM

    Prodigy…Read up to this line…”It signals yet another foray into the Ligue 1 market that Newcastle have used all too often in recent years, which could arguably be attributed to the club’s decline”

    Aye, that’ll be it. Nothing to do with not buying the suitable quality, in the right positions, at the right times. It’ll be the league we bought from.

    At least we’ve learned from our mistakes. Phew.

  • 31 Jib // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:05 AM

    No need
    We’ll start by winning the FA cup then the Europa then the CL
    We’ll be the first team to win the CL from 10th place

  • 32 Sack Llambias // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:08 AM

    Jail was right we should have got Austin rather than Mitrovic.

  • 33 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:09 AM


    Well here it is, the breaking news from Sky Sports! McClaren was the latest into training this morning and arrived talking on his phone!

    Wow! Haha.

  • 34 John Tudor // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:10 AM

    should have used armstrong than signing mitrovic at least he would stay on the pitch

  • 35 Ibizatoon // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:11 AM

    Austin and Mitrovich?

    Let’s make our own luck!

    Prodigy…That is ground breaking. Watch this space!

  • 36 Derek // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:13 AM

    Even if we don’t sign any more players, the good news about transfer deadline day this could well be the last Charlie Austin article… until December.

  • 37 Ibizatoon // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:15 AM

    Derek…Don’t set yourself up for such disappointment.

    You think Ed can wait until December before another Austin article?

    It’s a nasty habit to break. Lost a good friend to Austin articles a few years back. He just didn’t have the strength to walk away.

    Ed, we’re all here for you.

  • 38 cyprus // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:16 AM

    I’m not sure they’ve assessed the weaknesses, TBH.
    Myself, I’m not sure how a ‘cheaper’ team like Swansea can play us off the park. WTH?

    Jib: We competed till the last day with Liverpool for 4th, a few years back, if I recall. They got the slot in the end… then they proceeded to win the CL. So, nothing’s impossible, excepting your last sentence.

    Personally, I’m not that fussed about cups, we ain’t ready for multiple competitions. I just want to see us climb that table, knock a few doors.

    Hopefully, even that big CL door, why not. Swansea is doing it, FFS.

  • 39 Toon-Prodigy // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:18 AM

    If that news isn’t enough to put a half day in for, I don’t know what is!

  • 40 stuart no9 // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:19 AM

    how can we let this transfer window pass without doing our utmost to sign a striker? Im still not holding my breath as far as Ashley is concerned. joint bottom of the league and a striker is not a prority ? what is then ?? somethings not right. The defence have been playing out of their skin since the season started – you couldnt ask for any more. the new players through the door have been decent, mitrovic the exeption so why are we joint bottom ??

  • 41 Ibizatoon // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:20 AM

    Cyrpus….Didn’t Swansea win a cup? Why aren’t you interested in cups? And just for good measure….cup!

  • 42 nightfa11 // Sep 1, 2015 at 11:26 AM

    Great window..job well done..just dont ruin everything by selling perez.. Hes probably our best player..and its a good chance he’ll be worth 50 mio to real and barca one day..

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