Newcastle To Announce Two New Signings Today

We knew of no interest for Mohamed Diame of Hull City and Ciaran Clark of Aston Villa on Sunday night, yet the two players will be announced as the 7th and 8th Newcastle summer signings today as Newcastle have done brilliantly in getting these two experienced and talented players to the club for £4.5M and £5M each respectively.

Both players were on Tyneside yesterday taking their medicals and assuming everything was OK on that front they will become Newcastle players officially today.

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Ciaran Clark leaving Benton training grounds yesterday after medical
Mohamed Diame entering Freeman Hospital for medical


For an outlay of £9.5M the experience in the squad is raised significantly with players who have a lot of experience in the Premier League.

Both players were brought in for the fees in their release clauses so there’s not much Hull City and Aston Villa could do about it once terms were agreed and both players were reported as keen to join the Newcastle revolution taking place under Rafa Benitez.

The gross outlay this summer is now around £43.5M, but in net terms we are still making a profit of around £4.5M.

We have now brought in eight new players this summer and let eight senior players leave the club.

The news is that Rafa still wants two more players brought in – a winger and an experienced striker and it’s likely that both Moussa Sissoko and probably Florian Thauvin will leave the club in the near future.

PlayerFeeClub
INCOMING
Matz Sels£4.5MKAA Gent
Dwight Gayle£10MCrystal Palace
Matt Ritchie£10MBournemouth
Jesus Gamez£1.5MAtletico Madrid
Isaac Hayden£2.5MArsenal
Grant Hanley£5.5MBlackburn
Ciaran Clark£5MAston Villa
Mohamed Diame£4.5MHull City
DeAndre Yedlin£5MTottenham
Daryl Murphy£3MIpswich Town
Achraf Lazaar£3MPalermo
Christian AtsuLoan - seasonChelsea
Transfer Fees In£54.5M
OUTGOING
Gabby ObertanReleasedAnzhi Makhachkala
Sylvain MarveauxReleasedLorient
Steven TaylorReleasedPortland Timbers
Fabricio ColocciniReleasedSan Lorenzo
Andros Townsend£13MCrystal Palace
Remy Cabella£7.5MMarseille
Papiss Cisse£2.5MShandong Luneng
Gini Wijnaldum£25MLiverpool
Florian ThauvinLoan - seasonMarseille
Siem de JongLoan - seasonPSV
Kevin MbabuLoan - seasonBSC Young Boys
Henri SaivetLoan - seasonSt. Etienne
Daryl Janmaat£7.5MWatford
Tim KrulLoan - JanuaryAjax
Tim KrulLoan from JanuaryAZ Alkmaar
Gael BigirimanaFreeCoventry City
Adam ArmstrongLoan - seasonBarnsley
Emmanuel RiviereLoan - seasonCA Osasuna
Jamie SterryLoan - JanuaryCoventry City
Haris VuckicLoan - JanuaryBradford City
Sammy AmeobiLoan - JanuaryBolton Wanderers
Moussa Sissoko£30MTottenham Hotspur
Transfer Fees Out£85.5M
Net Spend-£31M