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Newcastle Still Making A Profit In Summer Transfer Market

3:34 pm, Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 67 Comments

Things may change before the end of today with DeAndre Yedlin expected to sign for £5M, but so far Newcastle have made a profit of £12M in the transfer market with 8 senior players coming in and 13 bring sent out permanently or on loan.

Four of those players did not have their contracts renewed.


Daryl Janmaat – assuming it’s a £7.5M fee to Watford

This is the busiest transfer window for Newcastle in years as Rafa Benitez is completely rebuilding the Newcastle squad in just over two months.

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
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

Tags: Daryl Janmaat · Financials · Loan Moves · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

67 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 24, 2016 at 3:37 PM


    No, thats different. The capslockers are the ones who shout at the other fans for not supporting the team in EXACTLY THE WAY THEY DO. RAAA!

  • 2 mike ashley for the greater good // Aug 24, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    Have you included the signing of Rafa Benitez, top 10 paid managers in the world?

  • 3 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 24, 2016 at 3:46 PM

    I’m not gonna miss janmaat. Was never an upgrade from debuchy. Opponents exploited the gap he constantly left behind. I will never forget the Southampton game. Absolutely dreadful defending.

    Good luck to him at… Watford. Says it all really…

  • 4 Fostino // Aug 24, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    So far

    Outgoing team
    Janmaat taylor colo mbabu
    Townsand saviet wini thauvin
    De jong cisse
    Subs cabella obertan marvo
    More than likely will go too: riverie..sissoko..goofy

    Incoming team
    Yedlin hanley clark jesus
    Ritchie diame hayden ?
    Gayle ?

    Left side still a big worry

    Which would you rather?

  • 5 Fostino // Aug 24, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    And tiote

  • 6 hibbitt // Aug 24, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    viccarage road capacity 21,972
    st james park micky mouse cup 21977
    janmaat mustn’t like crowds

  • 7 JDdubai // Aug 24, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    @ilovetoon @3

    Janmaat was an arttacking RB – he was bought to attack and encouraged – hell i remember some games when he was ourbiggest threat – from RB!

    If that is the case then its not his fault that there is a gap behind him, this is the strategy. It is upto the manager/coaches to put a plan in place to cover whenever he goes forward.

    @Mike @2
    The list is transfer fees not wages.

  • 8 so-far-king-quick // Aug 24, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    I fancy rashford on loan like… surely all the premier league managers see newcastle as a good place to send their talented youngsters for experience and improvement we do have rafa at the helm after all so they can recieve his quality coaching but ina lesser league

  • 9 mike ashley for the greater good // Aug 24, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    Sorry I didn’t realise.

  • 10 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Aug 24, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    Great going forward – sh*t defender got caught out of position time after time desperate lunging tackles shirt pulling – left miles upfield when counter attacking.

    hopefully Yedlin is as quick going forward can cross the ball but most of all DEFEND

  • 11 Fostino // Aug 24, 2016 at 3:59 PM

    Janmaat is a loss. Yedlin has/had potential. It is a big gamble

  • 12 Jail for Ashley // Aug 24, 2016 at 3:59 PM

    JD Dubai,
    He wasn’t bought to attack, he wasn’t bought to do anything other than turn a profit, style of play or how he’d fit in didn’t come in to it, he was a Dutch WC semi finalist going cheap and a buck was to be made, shame it ended up costing them 135M

  • 13 giimps // Aug 24, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    Ed, you forgot about Doumbia, he wasn’t played but was part of the squad so must be counted as a leaver…..that makes 15 ,with more to leave, yedlin in to be coached into a great fullback by Rafa, Sissoko out to his dream team……or one of them and were stil left with Vukic, Sameobi and bigi, I just wish we were past the deadline for selling and buying, so Rafa can gel what’s left into a well organised defensive unit with pace and Guille down both sides, power and trickery through the middle and a keeper who don’t make you shat yourself when he goes for the ball.

  • 14 mike ashley for the greater good // Aug 24, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    Technically they haven’t lost any money.

  • 15 reilly // Aug 24, 2016 at 4:04 PM

    off a player in tup was when janmaat done his hand in.
    he done his hand in trying to hit lascelles.

  • 16 giimps // Aug 24, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    Technically, they have lost the potential to earn 135m this season and possibly forever………(let’s hope not though)

  • 17 bettyswallocks // Aug 24, 2016 at 4:06 PM

    Janmaat always assumed he was destined for bigger and better things.

    He’s now at Watford who also assume they’re destined for bigger and better things. To sack their manager as he wasn’t deemed progressive enough and to sign Janmaat who is an alright winger but nowt special and a crap defender should tell us all we need to know.

  • 18 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Aug 24, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    What’s happened to our pursuit of another forward/centre forward – any news on the rumour mill?????

  • 19 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 24, 2016 at 4:12 PM


    Janmaat is a defender first. Not an attacker. What strategy are you talking about? Tactics of covering happens sometimes in the game. But can’t be expected ALL game. Do you even watch Manchester games recently and what Valencia does? That’s a true modern attacking full back.

    He goes up and comes down as well. Janmaat goes up and just screws everything up. He was a decent player. He signed for Watford ffs. What does it tell about his quality.

  • 20 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 24, 2016 at 4:13 PM


    What happen to our pursuit of a left back?? Dummett is a average left back at best. We are yet to replace Enrique, our last decent left back!!! And it’s been years!!

  • 21 Hail Wor Ashley // Aug 24, 2016 at 4:15 PM

    Jnamaat proved himself petulant, rash and lacking in grit, this is besides his complete incapability as a defender. His attacking contribution dwindled last season and showed no sign of returning.

    Anita better, Gamez I think will be better, Yedlin offers something different there and has potential to be much better, Sterry is a young wildcard that has shown decent promise with solid showings so far, could be better.

  • 22 Belfast // Aug 24, 2016 at 4:26 PM

    Was it the game against Southampton when he pretended he was injured? 🙂

    Watford play 3-5-2 so that’ll probably suit him better. It’s not a huge loss in the grand scheme of things.

  • 23 PUMMELLER // Aug 24, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    Fail to see what some of you see.
    Fostino for example. Janmatt is a loss.

    Loss in what way? 2 assists all of last season, couple of goals. numerous errors. petulant. gutless. constantly out of position. lazy. rash.

    Good riddance

  • 24 giimps // Aug 24, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    It’s being reported in USA that Yedlin has signed for us rather than Villa and Mackems………

  • 25 hibbitt // Aug 24, 2016 at 4:39 PM

    have yedlin and judge signed ??

  • 26 chicousa // Aug 24, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    I find the most interesting aspect of the Janmaat deal the fact that we lowered the asking price from £10 mil down to £7 or £7.5??? Wonder if that says something about how much teams actually wanted him or how much Rafa wanted him gone?

  • 27 Fostino // Aug 24, 2016 at 4:43 PM


    To be fair he has been an outlet for a lot of our attacks in the last 2 years. He has certainly let himself down but not nearly as much as others who were responsible for our relegation. I have been happy to see the back of a lot of players who’ve left but you must admit if you compare janmaat with Yedlin over last year..Last 2 years even, janmaat def comes out on top. You can’t disagree with that. So yes I stand over my comment by saying it’s a loss and a gamble. However I am happy to see players who don’t want to be here, leave and in rafa I trust. Lascalles and mbemba will hopefully go to command the defence better now he is gone as I got the impression janmaat overestimated himsekf a bit and might not take on board orders from younger players I. E his new captain

  • 28 Pat On The Heed // Aug 24, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Janmaat was one of our better players. He had onfield presence, energy and wanted the ball as often as possible, always looking to create an opportunity.

    Wini, sissoko, tiote, janmaat etc. Have all had their games boiled down on here to create the false impression they weren’t key premier league individuals.

    Rafa had to turn a misfiring premier side into a grafting championship team. Fair enough but making out the team is better for these players leaving is beyond daft.

  • 29 Ron Knee // Aug 24, 2016 at 4:47 PM


    Nothing on Yedlin yet. Judge was supposed to arrive yesterday evening, but I haven’t heard of any sightings.

  • 30 Tsunki // Aug 24, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    He was never in Benitez’s plans. As a right back he was inattentive, caught out of position often and going forward had no cross and zero skills with a ball at his feet, his one trick to cut inside and shoot from the corner of the box. I think Rafa wants wingers to do those jobs, a good full back knows he does his day job first, overlapping up the wing to share the energy expenditure with the guy in front so he can do more attacking and crossing. A right back should overlap up to the final third and no more imho. Janmaat used to force his overlap to do half his defending which when you think about it means you have two jacks of all trades wearing themselves out running full lengths. Half a job from each.

    I hope your dream of CL football and National call up are solidified at the mighty Hornets. it’s much closer to London, you know, Watford.

  • 31 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Aug 24, 2016 at 4:48 PM

    Great work fostino!!!

    i actually think yedlin is an upgrade over janmat, I have watched him play a ton and he is one of those full commitment guys with a heavy work rate. Hes still young with room to grow. Defensively hes a touch better because of his speed. He brings the right attitude. GOod to see Jesus playing well. Im ok with a slower LB that can “stay home”.

  • 32 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Aug 24, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    Tsunki, couldnt have said it better myself regarding janmat

  • 33 Tsunki // Aug 24, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Pat Ian The Heed – I think everyone is just saying what they see. Wijnaldum almost immediately signalled that he could boss a midfield if he wanted, but invariably you had to get the binoculars out to see where he was in the ground, like Where’s Wally Wijnaldum?

    Janmaat tried desperately hard but as the season progressed I think his limitations became evident, and his desire to not bother do much as well.

    Tiote must have had issues because he only recently put a few decent (not great) performances in after long periods out.

    Sissoko blew hit and cold, mostly freezing on the days when we needed him, people who say he contributed to our demise are observing a season by it’s fruit.

    And if getting shot of them for a solid championship side that works and plays for each other instead of a panel of greedy agents is getting rid of top players, I’m right behind it.

  • 34 Tsunki // Aug 24, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Thanks Taco but I’m sure I can hear a round being pushed into a chamber as we speak….. 😀

  • 35 Tsunki // Aug 24, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    When Judge arrives will we all have to rise?

  • 36 Fostino // Aug 24, 2016 at 4:58 PM


    That’s a fair assessment.

    Gayle..Ritchie. .Diame etc may very well be the best signings of the championship…After benetiz of course

  • 37 Fostino // Aug 24, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    Yedlin has been confirmed on SSN

  • 38 BandB // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    Sammy and Bigi and Vukky…..

    Silly me was wondering out loud last season why the obvious opportunities to end their association with the club (in gaps between the housey, obviously) had not been taken.

    Crazily, I suggested that they may have been retained as potential future Championship squad players.

    Who’d have thought six months ago that Wijnaldum, Townsend, Colocinni, Janmaat, Taylor, De Jong, Cisse, Thauvin, Cabella, and Saivet would be gone, likely followed by Tiote, Sissoko and possibly Krul.

    That’s a full house, as we like to say in my circles.

    And that these three would still be lurking off radar. It’s hard to make the case that they are ideal as reliable stalwarts in a small squad. But I imagine they are quite cheap.

  • 39 Tsunki // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    The finale approaches. The wing backed leather Chesterfield armchair faces a roaring log fire set into a massive stone fireplace, the only part of Mr Benitez that is visible from behind is his right hand gently swirling a cognac glass. “Everything is falling into place, soon my plan will be complete…” he utters.

  • 40 lochinvar // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    “What? Garlic bread? Garlic bread? Garlic? Bread? Am I hearin’ you right? Garlic bread? No, thank you, I’ve got some milk roll in t’case that’ll do me”
    Peter Kay

    ” Watford? Watford gap ? Watford gap ? Am I hearin’ you right ? Watford gap ? Ok it’ll do me.

    Good luck with that one Daryl.

  • 41 Tsunki // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Bandb cheap indeed, retained in fear on short Contracts and low wages.

  • 42 Tsunki // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:06 PM

    …with the glue of vague promises to hold them down 🙂

  • 43 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Kets disappears and Pat appears. Both have the same off the wall views.

  • 44 lochinvar // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Tsunki – aren’t you thinking about Strong mints ?

  • 45 beermonkey // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:08 PM


    did Sammy feature in preseason at all

  • 46 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    What’s going on with Robson-Kanu? Without a club.

  • 47 Pat On The Heed // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    Tsunki. The notion of a united, grafting, uncomplicated championship team storming to promotion warms the cockles doesn’t it. The reality is, with every departing big hitter, and subsequent technically inferior replacement, you are reducing the margin for error, from a superior level team that only needs to click twice in 90 mins to a well drilled team going toe for toe and outfighting the oppo.. Janmaat, wini, sissoko etc. just need one moment of technical magic to unlock a championship defence and win a game for us. With every incoming lesser player we are levelling out the advantage in favour of the opposition.

    Of course sissoko and wini (and the rest)were inconsistent. If they weren’t they wouldn’t have been at nufc in the first place. As much as it pains me to say it.

  • 48 BandB // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:10 PM


    Sammy could well be fancying himself for a game shortly, and Vuckic has been injured and hopeless for so long he’s actually attained “just like a new signing” status in some of our much-lowered sights.

  • 49 Tsunki // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    Too fluent for Ketsy I think Brackley. Someone pointed out the similarity with Ian Toon, Blog Vicar. He has the same pious narrative tone.

  • 50 Tsunki // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    At one point I thought Sammy and Haris were both being summarily offloaded. It is baffling that they still haunt the corner of the training grounds.

  • 51 Shadow_Shearer // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    It’s great that we are brining all these new players & rafa is rebuilding, but I can’t help but worry there gonna take a while to gel in togther. Espically considering we’re still going out & buying.

    I’m hoping rafa is building the depth now, so the following years he just needs to buy 1 or two quality players into a settle team.

  • 52 Tsunki // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    But Pat, they were the core of the team we depended on to keep us in the pl. Their attitude then us the same one that has them now rushing out the side door with hand luggage only into a taxi. How can they be a loss? They have no design to be part of a promotion chasing championship side so the question of loss is moot.

  • 53 Tsunki // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:17 PM

    Sorry Blackley. No idea where my phone gets some of these names from.

  • 54 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:18 PM

    Krul on loan to Ajax. Good one. Rafa is getting rid of a lot of deadwood, although Sels has yet to convince.

  • 55 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    Brackley is beginning to grow on me.

  • 56 Tsunki // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    Shadow – unfortunately this timetable is the hand Rafa was offered and took. We’re all banking on the man to know where he’s going and how to get there. We have no option but to sit tight and watch, infuriating and puzzling though it appears at the moment.

  • 57 lochinvar // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    Fostino @37 said it and Wikipedia agree !

    DeAndre Roselle Yedlin is an American professional soccer player who currently plays for Newcastle United. Primarily a right back, Yedlin has also featured as a wingback and wide midfielder.

    Ed – get him added onto your new boys list !

  • 58 Tsunki // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    Blackley – if it is, may I suggest you spray it with glyphosate regularly 🙂

  • 59 Fostino // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    Pat on the heed.

    I think the guys are being a bit harsh on you. I can see your point and their point too however.

    Would this current team beat spurs 5-1 like we did in may. I highly doubt it. But I think townsand..wini and the soon to be departed sissoko and tiote were the only big game changers

  • 60 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    I had my phone flashed last week. Done my heed in getting my apps back, especially my cctv systems and Nest back up and running. But that predictive text that appeared was doing my napper. Had to turn it off.

  • 61 Tsunki // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    Ah the premature Wikipedia edit. How I have missed those 🙂

  • 62 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    Edlin signs
    Yedlin said: “Newcastle is such a big and historic club, and I’m excited to have the honour of playing for them. Hopefully I can do great things here.

    “I’m excited to learn under Rafa Benitez as well. He has an amazing resume and I know he will help improve me a lot.

    “I can’t wait to get started.”

  • 63 WWSBRD // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    Good luck to Janmatt at Watford wish him the best hopefully Yedlin can improve a fair bit and prove to be good business

  • 64 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:23 PM

    Tsunki @58
    Hahaha. I’ll ask my man when he next sprays the drive.

  • 65 John Tudor // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    the stick insect has put himsel in the windidi

  • 66 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    To be fair, Pat’s talking sense @47. So it can’t be Kets.

  • 67 Jib // Aug 24, 2016 at 5:30 PM

    Gabby Obertan has ended up in Dagestan , East of Georgia and North of Azerbaijan on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

    He has signed for Anzhi Makhachkala,

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