Just got back from taking my dog Milo for his one hour morning walk and see there is more good news about Grant Hanley – that the two clubs have finally been able to agree a fee for the 24 year-old Scottish International center-back.
Seems the news broke about two hours ago.
And it looks like the fee is still only £5.5M so that’s good business for Newcastle – we thought we would have to go higher than that – but Lee Charnley has finally got a deal agreed – at last – between the clubs.
Grant Hanley £5.5M fee agreed
So it looks like it was third time lucky after our two initial bids of £3.5M and £4.5M were turned down.
We assume there will be no problem with the medical and hopefully we should have Grant travel to Newcastle even today and sign along the dotted line when he agrees terms with Newcastle.
He should be getting much better wages than he will be getting at the moment at Blackburn.
This will other excellent signing for us assuming it all goes through.
Grant will become the 6th summer signing for Newcastle and it looks by our reckoning that we have spent around £11M net so far this summer.
Six players in and seven players have left.
|Matz Sels||£4.5M||KAA Gent|
|Dwight Gayle||£10M||Crystal Palace|
|Jesus Gamez||£1.5M||Atletico Madrid|
|Ciaran Clark||£5M||Aston Villa|
|Mohamed Diame||£4.5M||Hull City|
|Daryl Murphy||£3M||Ipswich Town|
|Christian Atsu||Loan - season||Chelsea|
|Transfer Fees In||£54.5M|
|Gabby Obertan||Released||Anzhi Makhachkala|
|Steven Taylor||Released||Portland Timbers|
|Fabricio Coloccini||Released||San Lorenzo|
|Andros Townsend||£13M||Crystal Palace|
|Papiss Cisse||£2.5M||Shandong Luneng|
|Florian Thauvin||Loan - season||Marseille|
|Siem de Jong||Loan - season||PSV|
|Kevin Mbabu||Loan - season||BSC Young Boys|
|Henri Saivet||Loan - season||St. Etienne|
|Tim Krul||Loan - January||Ajax|
|Tim Krul||Loan from January||AZ Alkmaar|
|Gael Bigirimana||Free||Coventry City|
|Adam Armstrong||Loan - season||Barnsley|
|Emmanuel Riviere||Loan - season||CA Osasuna|
|Jamie Sterry||Loan - January||Coventry City|
|Haris Vuckic||Loan - January||Bradford City|
|Sammy Ameobi||Loan - January||Bolton Wanderers|
|Moussa Sissoko||£30M||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Transfer Fees Out||£85.5M|