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Newcastle Transfer Plans Starting To Take Shape

8:24 am, Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 5 Comments

Newcastle United will have to unload some players in January to make room for the new players coming in,  so we will see both players leaving the club and other players coming into the club during January.

Newcastle have already announced the 25 players for the Premier League in the first half of the season and they well need to do that again in January once the winter transfer window has come to an end.

Jannik Vestergaard

Jannik Vestergaard – Werder Bremen center-back – not interested?

There have been reports in the Chronicle that Newcastle will not bid for Werder Bremen center-back Jannik Vestergaard in January and that doesn’t come as too big a big surprise because the 6’7″ center-back will cost up to £15M – according to reports.

Schalke center-back Joel Matip would cost half that fee since his contract runs out next summer and he would seem to be a much better buy for the club.

There was also news recently that Newcastle may be interested in 20 year-old winger Anwar El-Ghazi of Ajax who has been impressive in Holland and the player of Moroccan descent already has two caps for the Netherlands.

But it’s thought he would not improve the squad – not at the moment anyway.

The other news in the Chronicle is that Newcastle may bid for Andy Carroll, but that wouldn’t make much sense.

Why would Newcastle pay out big money  in both a transfer fee and wages for a player who is injured an awful lot of the time – Newcastle already have far too many injuries to their players every season.

Why bring in an injury prone player to the squad – even if he is a local lad?

And in our poll Newcastle fans thought that having to spend £20M to bring Carroll back home would not be a good deal.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 martoon // Nov 17, 2015 at 8:45 AM

    Hey Ed you missed out on a mention for Charlie Austin 🙂

  • 2 The overrated Frenchman // Nov 17, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    Isn’t it obligatory that each window we sign at least one 5’8″ tall French winger who weighs 9 stone wringing wet? Preferably one who no other PL club would touch with a barge pole, and has been “scouted” (nudge, nudge, wink wink) by Graham Carr.

  • 3 lesh // Nov 17, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Maybe I’m extra stupid today (quiet at the back!) but I can’t see how transfer plans are taking shape.

  • 4 The overrated Frenchman // Nov 17, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    lesh, our transfer plans are always in place; the board has a firm policy.
    who’s available?
    who’s cheap?
    is there a drink in it for us?

  • 5 robertsleftfoot // Nov 17, 2015 at 1:37 PM

    I would expect our transfers in January to take shape as follows.

    Send as many as possible out on loan to cover wages and limp through to the end of the season where hopefully we survive.

    The owner turning up on the last day to suggest he will spend big and spend good and wont leave until we win something.

    Then get the signings in early in the transfer window, buy the obligatory french winger for about £12 mill who is and then somehow have a horrendous pre season even though our business was done early doors.

    I am only guessing like lads

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