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These Four Players To Leave Newcastle This Month

8:40 am, Thursday, January 21st, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 16 Comments

The Chronicle is reporting that four players will be allowed to leave Newcastle this month and that will make room for the new players coming in – and we already have signed Jonjo Shelvey from Swansea and Henri Saivet from Bordeaux for a combined £17M so far.

Newcastle are now trying to sign Andros Townsend from Spurs and Saido Berahino from West Brom, but their clubs are driving a hard bargain on the price with Newcastle.

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Mike Williamson – will be on his way

Two French midfielders Yoan Gouffran and Sylvain Marveaux are available, but recently Gouffran´s wages proved too much for Lille and it may be difficult to move Yoan on because of that.

Yoan joined us three years ago when we were again in relegation trouble and Newcastle signed five Frenchmen in January of 2013 to strengthen the squad and we survived.

Sylvain Marveaux hasn´t played for the first team for a couple of years now and he is certainly expendable.

The 29 year-old is a free agent in June after signing a five year deal in the summer of 2011 from Rennes, when he was again a free agent.

In those almost five years he only played only 55 times for Newcastle with two goals and he has hardly been a success on Tyneside.

Midfielder Cheick Tiote is still expected to move to Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua and that deal could go through before the weekend.

And big center-back Mike Williamson, who joined us almost exactly six years ago for £1M from Portsmouth – to help with our promotion drive – will also be allowed to leave and Wolves are said to be very interested.

Mike is still carrying a hamstring injury he picked up the first day he trained at Newcastle after being recalled from his loan at Wolves, so we are not sure how much that will affect him moving.

Those four players moving out will also help with the wage bill but at the moment – given our precarious position in the Premier League – we don´t think owner Mike Ashley will be worried too much about that.

His only ambition seems to be for Newcastle to stay in the Premier League and that´s now in jeopardy  – and why the next 11 days are crucial for Newcastle to strengthen the side significantly.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Cheick Tiote · Mike Williamson · Newcastle News · Sylvain Marveaux · Transfer News and Rumours · Yoan Gouffran

16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Toonfan8 // Jan 21, 2016 at 8:44 AM

    of course we have to sell, Willo,Marveaux,Tiote and Gouffran will free wage bill for Townsend, Berahino and Shelvey…

  • 2 catchy in norway // Jan 21, 2016 at 8:44 AM

    Fab, fantastic , great news , get rid of the dross

  • 3 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jan 21, 2016 at 8:48 AM

    So Lascalles is Williamsons replacement

    Saviet is Tiotes replacement

    Townsend is Marveux replacement

    Berahino is Gouffran replacement

    Shelvey is Cabayes replacement !

  • 4 expatmag // Jan 21, 2016 at 8:49 AM

    Not just them. We should have already made efforts to sell Ameobi, Ferguson, Bigi, Vukic before their contracts run out soon…….even if it meant we only got a couple if hundred grand each.

  • 5 hibbitt // Jan 21, 2016 at 8:54 AM

    Soccer Sauce
    We understand that #NUFC have lodged an official bid close to £19m for Saido Berahino this morning. Over to you Jeremy Pearce… #WBA

  • 6 Rotonda heights // Jan 21, 2016 at 8:56 AM

    Why can’t we have a bit more faith in perez, Aarons and even Thauvin than spend stupid money on Bera and Townsend.

    I agree Mitro can’t seem to score at the moment, but that first half v west ham why would you want to change too much and deny playing time for players who have had non existent service prior to Shelvey.

  • 7 Rotonda heights // Jan 21, 2016 at 9:02 AM

    Bera for his pace and alternative to Mitro maybe, but townsend just not needed.

    Who is going to buy gouffran, marveaux, willo, even Tiote has stalled now

  • 8 JDdubai // Jan 21, 2016 at 9:05 AM

    Townsend not worth it, give them a take it or lave it offer of 10m – which is still probably a little too high.

    Berahino, for that money he must be seen as a starter in our side, no way we would pay that for someone who will rotate. So unless Sissoko moves on then the only logical position would be wide left in place of Perez. Nice to have a bit of depth but will he be better in that position that Perez?

  • 9 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jan 21, 2016 at 9:05 AM


    Whilst I agree we should give our current players a chance, in some ways it’s a risky gamble. If we don’t get a goal scorer, and they dont respond to the challenge despite better service, we are in trouble.
    I also agree spending stupid money on other players who might not hit the ground running is not ideal, so i would still take Remy on loan if chelsea sign Pato Banton.

  • 10 toontaff2 // Jan 21, 2016 at 9:05 AM

    Hard to believe some of these actually played in the PL.

  • 11 Rotonda heights // Jan 21, 2016 at 9:11 AM


    I am very wary of paying huge money for a guy who clearly doesn’t want to come here. I thought we would have learned this after the Cabella and Thauvin fiascos. Just throwing money at someone whose heart clearly isn’t in it is a recipe for disaster.

    Shelvey it would appear was keen to come here from the off

    Yes we need a fleet footed scorer to possibly rotate with Mitro and Perez and yes Remy is the most sensible short term option and keep the big money dry for a CB like Koubilaly and a LB like Guerreiro in the summer.

  • 12 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jan 21, 2016 at 9:12 AM

    Or… if our forwards stay goal shy, do we start chucking rivierre in? Or even Goofy instead of putting him in CM? Are they likely to score in Maccas system?

  • 13 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jan 21, 2016 at 9:15 AM


    It would certainly take the pressure of the young lads to have the experienced player to back them up. I think that would actually help them find the net more.

    already next summer it’s clear we need a CB (still) a LB and probably another striker depending what happens in the next 11 days.

  • 14 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jan 21, 2016 at 9:17 AM

    I actually dont know much about Koubilaly, but Guirrero is mint.

  • 15 expatmag // Jan 21, 2016 at 9:18 AM


    I agree with that. In my opinion, neither are essential and Thauvin should be coached into the team plan like all other players.

  • 16 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jan 21, 2016 at 9:20 AM

    Does anyone like me think that the prices for Townsend and Berahino are a joke totally inflated prices for two players who cannot get in the first team at the moment for various reasons.
    Can’t the FA see and stop whinging when clubs bring in foreign players instead of English players.
    Bloody obvious Inflated prices and wage demands.

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