Newcastle Make Four Good Signings In January Transfer Window


The January transfer window has just closed in England and that’s it for Newcastle – as we expected a few hours ago – and we managed to get AS Roma striker Seydou Doumbia from AS Roma in on loan today (with an option to buy in the summer) and he had been on Tyneside yesterday undergoing his medical.

But Seydou could be an excellent signing for us and the other three players we got in – Jonjo Shelvey, Henri Saivet and Andros Townsend are all good signings and should help us in the fight against relegation.

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Seydou Doumbia – signed on loan today

We sold Mike Williamson and Shane Ferguson to Wolves and Milwall respectively and sent out Florian Thauvin on a loan deal back to Marseille, but there’s no option to buy the player in the loan agreement.

But we would still be very surprised if Florian is back in pre-season at Newcastle.

Cheick Tiote has not yet made his move to Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua.

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Jonjo Shelvey

Here is what we did in the January transfer window and Newcastle are the biggest spenders in the Premier League with close to £30M paid out to go with the £52M we spend last summer.

PlayerFeeClub
INCOMING
Jonjo Shelvey£12MSwansea
Henri Saivet£5MBordeaux
Andros Townsend£12MTottenham
Seydou DoumbiaLoanAS Roma
Transfer Fees Out£29M
OUTGOING
Florian ThauvinLoanMarseille
Shane Ferguson£0.25MMilwall
Mike Williamson£0.25MWolves
Adam ArmstrongExtended LoanCoventry
Gael BigirimanaExtended LoanCoventry
Transfer Fees In£0.5M
Net Spend£28.5M

Newcastle would have liked to have signed a left back and we tried for Kieran Gibbs of Arsenal and former player Jose Enrique – now at Liverpool – but we were unsuccessful.

And we failed to get a second striker in,  which had been the goal for today – excuse the pun.

However we did give Ayoze Perez a new five and a half year deal and that was good news for the very popular youngster.

Newcastle had a £24M bid for Saido Berahino turned down by West Brom today but we had a feeling early this morning that we’d only get one player through the door today.

Now we have to fight like hell to get some wins up on the board so we can survive in the Premier League and we feel almost certain that if we can do that we will see a big transfer window in the summer when we should get at least three more top players brought in.

We even have the makings of a decent side and there are definite signs that Mike Ashley has at last realized he needs to be a lot more ambitious if Newcastle are to remain a Premier League club.

In the next 15 weeks it will be all about the lads fighting for the shirt and winning some games that will help keep us safe in the Premier League.

And it’s about the rest of us and especially those who regularly attend the games in England pulling in the same direction and supporting the lads.

One of the biggest advantages Newcastle have always had on other teams is the intensity of the support – and we need that to make a (big) difference during the run-in.

Let us know if you think this has been a good transfer window for Newcastle United.

Has The January Transfer Window Been A Good One For Newcastle?

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94 comments so far

  • Belfast

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Done some good deals but not enough to guarantee safety in my opinion.

    Villa basically surrendered

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  • Belfast

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #2

    And the timing of the Bearhino saga was just bizarre.

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  • MacToon

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #3

    Another window over and probably one of the better windows under Ashley. We possibly have more quality, even some competition for places but yet again I can’t help but feel we’ve fallen a little short, again. Yet again.
    Maybe we have enough to avoid relegation, bravo!

    So McClaren. Pull your finger out and earn your wage, we are relying on you now.
    No stupid late substitutions when we are chasing the game, react to their changes and be prepared to drop your “stars” because that’s what might be needed.

    Until the next time –

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  • ToonRich

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #4

    Has there been a response or any reaction in SSN to the Bera tweet??

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  • Belfast

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #5

    Go on the no voters!! Mactoon and Me probably

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #6

    I do strangely feel bad for Berahino but oh well

    I’ve decided to be throughly excited by own signings Shelvey especially

    And I am rather excited to see Townsend and Doumbia play for us. Saviet I don’t have much opinion on at this point would rather stick with Colback or Tiote

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  • Belfast

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #7

    8 of us now woop woop. That was due to not strengthening for me.

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  • Belfast

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #8

    *The defence*

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  • geordie157

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #9

    Decent window overall, would have loved another striker and a left back. But the squad is stronger….plus I’m assuming we now also have Tiote still so we’ve got more competition in centre mid.

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  • MacToon

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #10

    Shhh Belfast 🙂 lol, how’d you guess

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  • Belfast

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #11

    Oh you’re excited then Wwsbrd ? I hope you don’t pee yourself again.

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  • Mackems are from MORDOR!

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #12

    I’m personally happy with the window. We could always do more but then so could any club, most didn’t. Weighing it all up we’ve probably done a lot more than the clubs around us therefore giving us best possible chances. Sure a LB or another striker would have been good but it just didn’t happen and I’d rather us sign the right players to push into 1st team than backups. I’m positive and hopefully we can push on.

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #13

    Given ourselves a chance. Just need to start well on Wednesday now. Anything at Everton is a positive.

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  • Shaun Clarney

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #14

    We needed a left back imo but hey, this will be entertaining with the mid/attacking pace

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  • VanToonMan

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #15

    So Deadline Day was a bit of an anti-climax but this window as a whole was decent for us – getting a solid LB would have turned it from decent to great but we have to go with what we have.

    What would be people’s starting xi with an injury-free full squad?

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #16

    Belfast
    Practically giddy mate! Though I’ve got my big boy pants on so no wetting myself this year….hopefully

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  • Belfast

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #17

    Basically let’s hope the lad Doumbia scores the goals and we don’t have any injuries in defence.

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  • manxpie

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #18

    Any free LBs about we might pull of a kuqi kind of deal for cover
    I’m overall happy much more options for Steve now and can’t wait to see Wat doumbia can do, I have a feeling he’ll be an instant hit

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  • Viduka

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #19

    So palace have Sunderland, west Bromwich, Bournemouth and Swansea over the next month or so. Who here will be cheering on Pardews men? Maybe he will do nufc a favour or 5… Good window for the toon imo but yeah LB would’ve made it perfect…

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  • Belfast

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #20

    Oh god kiss of death from manxpie he’s still hoping Obertan will come good haha

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  • optimistic prime

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #21

    As delighted as I am that Villa will be going down I sorta feel a bit for their fans.

    Not because they’re going down (they deserve that) but because the club has give up, surrendered, I’ve never known any club do that. They haven’t even tried.

    Glad they’re down though 🙂

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  • Belfast

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #22

    What about villa though? Full scale surrender. Bet those fans are fuming lol

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  • MacToon

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #23

    Some people have bigged Doumbia up as an Oba/Tino cross. Not sure if they meant age wise but sounds like he should be a hit on Tyneside 😉

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #24

    Some of these Doumbia photos are hilarious what the dickens was the photographer doing?

    Hey mate just signed have ya? Get in the shower and sit down on the floor ur going to look fabulous!

    Haha cracking

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  • geordie157

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #25

    Norwich snuck in James Maddison from Coventry and loaned him straight back, good young player!!

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  • optimistic prime

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #26

    Viduka

    Adebiore will have his usual half dozen wonder start and score 4/5, perfect timing for us really. He’ll do nowt after that

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  • Belfast

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #27

    Aye once he claims his pension mactoon

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  • optimistic prime

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #28

    How ever it’s spelt

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  • Viduka

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #29

    List of LB with contacts expiring in 2016 according to transfermarkt..http://www.transfermarkt.com/detailsuche/spielerdetail/suche/3106118
    Some cracking names on there

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  • MacToon

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #30

    Oba’s still playing though? Whereas Tino’s still a player?

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  • optimistic prime

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #31

    Belfast

    If I was a villa fan I’d want my season ticket money back!

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  • manxpie

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #32

    He will Belfast we’ve missed his crosses mitro would be in double figures by now if we’d had good old ober in the team every week!

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  • VanToonMan

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #33

    Just saw a video of Jetro Willems – he looks top quality with a great left foot.

    Is there any chance we can get him – does anyone know if we have already started pursuing him? Or will the big boys go snap him up

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  • manxpie

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #34

    Aye he looks as old as Pele in some of them just hope he’s half the player in fact a 10th would do

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  • optimistic prime

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #35

    I think I’ll have to go to villa away this season, bet the tickets are like gold dust.

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  • toonicle

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #36

    Summer window better be all about the back 4 then. Needed investment there for years now. Overall happy with our business this january

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  • VanToonMan

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #37

    Viduka – you’re right that list has some good players with contracts ending – Contreao, Digne, Koybasi and Layun are the stand outs for me.

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  • optimistic prime

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #38

    When’s the squad list out for Everton?

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  • manxpie

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #39

    We need one that’s already out of contract tho unless that’s not allowed anymore?

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  • DeanToon88

    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #40

    Great transfer window and it seems like mike ashley has woken up and realised that if he doesn’t invest in the squad and quickly newcastle would of went down, especially if we did not sign anyone, with the squad we have no there is absolutely no excuses now , we have to escape this relegation battle and climb the table, because if we don’t, we will be back to square one with most of our good players wanting to leave, its do or die time for the toon. We must get a result on saturday.

    We have the makings of a fantastic team, they just need to gel together. I think doumbia will be similar to cisse in his first season with us and townsend will have a point to prove, I really fancy our chances against everton

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