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.
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.
|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 - season||Ajax|
|Gael Bigirimana||Free||Coventry City|
|Adam Armstrong||Loan - January||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|