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Why Newcastle Could Have Big Transfer Window Next Summer

8:34 am, Friday, October 7th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 2 Comments

If we can achieve this season’s goal of promotion – that’s really all we want this season –  then it is likely a number of our players who didn’t get enough playing time this season will want to leave the club next summer.

Rafa has talked today in the local papers of how it is impossible to keep all the players happy and some who do not get enough playing time will simply want to leave.

So there could be a number of comings and goings next summer, but not as much as last summer when Rafa brought in 12 new players and shipped out 21.


Rafa Benitez – Newcastle manager

Some of those shipped out were on season long loans and some on loans through January.

Some players who wanted to leave the club were sold  like Andros Townsend, Gini Wijnaldum, Daryl Janmaat and Moussa Sissoko and some players did not have their contracts renewed.

Here’s a refresher of last summer’s massive transfer business.

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 - seasonAjax
Gael BigirimanaFreeCoventry City
Adam ArmstrongLoan - JanuaryBarnsley
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

If we are promoted then Newcastle are back in the big time again and we will be bidding for some top players and with Rafa Benitez at Newcastle we will be in with a chance to sign any player.

So it’s inevitable that some players in the current squad of 27 will have to leave.

Rafa has to make final decisions on various players who are out on season loans who could still have a future at the club.

Some of these players are Tim Krul, Siem de Jong, Henri Saivet and Kevin Mbabu and maybe all four players are sold next summer – depending on how well they play this season and how they look in pre-season.

Newcastle will not be short of money in the summer either, with Rafa being promised a transfer fund last summer before he agreed to sign along the dotted line and stay for the next three years at Newcastle.

None of those funds were spent and indeed we made a profit of £31M in the summer.

And with the Premier League money we will get next season if we are promoted – Newcastle will have plenty of money to spend on improving the quality of the squad.

And we would expect the season ticket sales next summer to be very brisk if we are back to the Premier League.

So all we have to do is to get promoted and things will really be looking up at Newcastle.

But that’s still a job to be done, and as we have seen so far this season the Championship is very tough and most games can be difficult.

But if the team keeps improving – we can do it.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Loan Moves · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ron Knee // Oct 7, 2016 at 8:44 AM


    Correct. The quotation indeed came from that worthy website!

  • 2 Jib // Oct 7, 2016 at 8:58 AM

    If we get back into the premier league for the 2017-18 season we will not get any PL tv money until June 2018.
    However with the PL money from last June plus profits from sales we have a war chest already in excess of £100 million – I think we may have to spend some in January ( or very early in the Summer) to avoid getting clobbered by tax.
    Newcastle’s financial year runs from 1st July to 30 June.
    With a parachute payment of £35 million before the end of June 2017 to take into consideration plus a greatly reduced wage bill , and season ticket sales (although at a reduced tariff ) up – NUFC will have to be very careful not to fritter the money away helping the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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