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Here’s Why Newcastle Will Keep Their Top Players In January

8:37 am, Monday, November 9th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 9 Comments

Newcastle need to reinforce the team this January and bring in some new players and there has been news recently that Newcastle could lose three top players at that time.

The players being touted as those who may leave are Ayoze Perez, Daryl Janmaat and Moussa Sissoko – but why would Newcastle allow three of our best players to leave when the number one goal this season is to stay in the Premier League?

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Daryl Janmaat – no way he will leave in January

It may make for some interesting reading but Newcastle control who will come in and who will allowed to leave and there will be some players allowed to leave in January but neither of those three.

Players who could leave in January are players like Yoan Gouffran, Sylvain Marveaux and Mike Williamson – and maybe even Papiss Cisse – but only if we can bring in a top striker.

We’re sure that clubs like Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham are keen on 22 year-old striker Ayoze Perez, and he may even be a target for them this summer – but he’s not leaving in January.

Moussa Sissoko is always being mentioned as wanting to join a bigger club (I want to play in the Champions League) and recent  news is that Newcastle are trying to tie him down to a bigger deal.

The news that he wants £100K/week seems too contrived to be true – so while we think Newcastle do want to tie him down to a bigger deal, we have a hard time believing that he wants as much as £100K/week to stay.

Daryl Janmaat has been in the news recently because Newcastle’s ambitions do not match his.

With good players at Newcastle, that’s been true in the past so we have had players like Demba Ba, Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy leave the club for bigger clubs – and then spend most of their time on the bench at Chelsea, PSG and Arsenal respectively.

That’s also been true of Loic Remy when he refused to sign for us full time eighteen months ago and he’s been warming the bench at Chelsea since then.

Until Newcastle become more ambitious that’s always going to be a problem – but Mike Ashley’s biggest worry is that Newcastle get relegated and lose out on all that huge Premier League money – and we’re sure he wants to build a team that can compete in the top ten.

He’s even said he wants Newcastle to win something – so we do expect a good transfer window in January but the team will not be depleted by accepting big offers for our best players.

Starting next season if Newcastle can stay in the Premier League we will get an additional £55M each season (approximately) so there’s plenty of money coming in if only we can stay in the Premier League – about £135M every May for Newcastle.

To stay in the Premier League we will need to keep our best players in January.

Next summer is a whole new world and it depends what Newcastle do in the January transfer window and in the summer that will decide whether we can keep our top players like Ayoze Perez, Moussa Sissoko and Daryl Janmaat at the club.

It’s all in Newcastle’s hands if we really want to be a great side again.

Comments welcome.

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 TroubledToon // Nov 9, 2015 at 8:41 AM

    I hope the club shares the same conviction as Ed in retaining our top players

  • 2 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 9, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    I get that. The FA is full of people who want to be in a position of power when England turn the corner, and given the shortish term that most remain in position for none of them ever focus on correcting the real issues with the English game.

    I’ll be honest, even if England picked players on form they wouldn’t win anything because the level of players isn’t there. I don’t follow England a huge amount after the disappointment of travelling to South Africa and watching that garbage. (I was still based in England at that point). That they pick players from the big clubs rather than the players on form is the least of the worries when it comes to English football in my mind.

    As for FIFA, they have really good people who actually work on the ground and work to implement projects, it is just the higher echelons where the big bucks are that there are issues. Jerome Champagne would be my man to take over, but his mandate was too against the grain for the previous election, so he didn’t get sufficient association backing. He was already talking of a clear out and investigations, before anyone was charged, if he had taken over. As well as an overhaul sharing power so one person can’t hold too much influence.

  • 3 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 9, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    Why wouldn’t Sissoko want 100k a week? He thinks he is good enough for Champions League (rightly or wrongly) and that isn’t an outrageous wage for someone who is a regular starter at that sort of level. Is that not what Cabaye is allegedly on at Palace?

    Whether I think he is worth it or not is a different matter, but if he truly believes he is good bough to play for a top side, then why wouldn’t he want a top player level wage?

  • 4 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Nov 9, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    Over here in Old Blighty if any kid gets injured playing in a higher age group in schools the teacher would be in hot water – not sure what it is like in junior football.

    And I also think the kids need written consent from parent gaurdian

    Anyway – Best of luck with the Malawi FA

  • 5 jimmysmith // Nov 9, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    If he were a leading player for a Newcastle side that finished top eight he’d surely be worth more than the 30 grand a week he’s reputedly on, considering the money on offer. He’d no doubt argue a few more of his calibre and that’s exactly where we would be, top 8. There’s a strong argument that Newcastle hasn’t provided well enough for it’s better players, in terms of both squad depth and salary. I’m not surprised he’s ambivalent, and I doubt he’s on his tod.

  • 6 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 9, 2015 at 9:15 AM

    I don’t think he has demonstrated anywhere near the ability or performances that his continual daydreaming of Champions League football require. Look at the difference between Cabaye wanting to leave, and performing regularly at a high level to achieve it, compared to Sissoko going through the motions game to game.

    In the build up to Cabaye getting his move he got 7 goals and 3 assists in 19 league games. He earned his move. Sissoko has 4 assists, three coming in one game.

  • 7 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 9, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    I wouldn’t mind Sissoko going and being replaced by a dominant central midfielder who can put his foot in and pick a pass. Switch to a 433 and play Thauvin or Aarons alongside Mitro and Perez, with Mitro as the focal point. That may even be the best way to give Rivi another chance as well.

    We haven’t got 2 good wingers at Prem level, so I really don’t understand the obsession we have with playing with them. Get Aarons/Thauvin/Perez down the channels where they can pull defenders out of position and supply the bullets for Mitro that way.

    Gini playing in a higher midfield role with a new signing and then any one of Tiote, Colback or Anita.

  • 8 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 9, 2015 at 9:21 AM

    There are players I would get rid of ahead of Sissoko, but I’m not sure we would get any bites for many of them. I’m confident we’d get something for Sissoko, although maybe not what he is looking for.

  • 9 Jib // Nov 9, 2015 at 9:28 AM

    These Sissoko stories always emerge about international break time , you will never prevent players from comparing notes.
    I think Charnley should call his bluff and get what he can for him . With a decent fee for MS plus additional cash from the war chest and a readiness to pay top dollar , we could get a real game changer (someone like Isco)not just someone who thinks he is .

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