Report – Newcastle To Do Permanent Deal For Townsend Today


We had mentioned yesterday that if Newcastle don’t want to pay £15M for Andros Townsend because they would need to pay a £2M loan fee and then a £13M transfer fee to close the deal in the summer  – why don’t Newcastle just do a transfer deal this month and save on the loan fee.

Here’s our report on that yesterday.


It seems that’s the path Newcastle may take according to Chronicle Live today and the move is not exactly rocket science.

Here’s what Chronicle reporter Mark Douglas has written:

“Told by NUFC sources a Townsend deal would be seen as doing a deal and using money ear-marked for the summer now to sign a player who would be Premier League-ready and a big part of NUFC’s Premier League plans.”

“Wonder if he’ll be earmarked for the number ten role that no-one has really nailed down yet.”

That make a lot of sense and that the £13M fee would come out of the money allocated for summer transfers.

At last some common sense being shown by the club – that’s good.

Hopefully this will now lead to Andros being signed today and Palace get their £13M back and we get our man.

Just like the FBI.

This could be very good news.

Comments welcome.



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8 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 31, 2017 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #1

    Just get it done already!!!

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  • beermonkey

    Jan 31, 2017 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #2

    the real winner here
    townsends agent

    he has had a bit change out of us in the last year

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 31, 2017 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #3

    welsh will quit the blog if we sign a player?

    Now I know Rafa u have done a lot for us already and its rude to ask for more but please we are all behind u to get Townsend in or McCarthy or anyone really…come on we believe in u

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  • posada

    Jan 31, 2017 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #4

    Jail
    Easy to say when it’s not your money.
    Loads of 30 bob entrepreneurs on here.

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  • firebug666

    Jan 31, 2017 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #5

    So Tiote is talking with another Chinese club, this time he has to be gone…..surly!

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  • Bobbybee

    Jan 31, 2017 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #6

    Money earmarked for the summer. So the money’s there, but rightfully the club didn’t want to spend it in this crappy window. I suppose Townsend is PL quality so if Rafa was going to buy him in the summer then why not spend it now. There will be better deals available in the summer and Rafa said all along that if he can’t get the players he wants, he’ll wait until then. It makes sense that a loan would be the better option, in case Andros flops, but Rafa must be confident he can get the best out of him again. Let’s see how this develops.
    This also reflects on the Everton deal. You’ll get far better players I’m the summer for 20m smackers. I don’t think we’re that desperate.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Jan 31, 2017 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #7

    In all fairness to Everton. They are selling to the club that managed £30m for Sissoko.

    I rate James Mccarthy, he’s better than Colback but he is still a defensive minded mid that would complement Shelvey.

    I’m sure he could do a great jobs for us but Hayden hasnt exactly done bad.

    One benefit of Mccarthy would more likely be when/if we go up. We’ll have to get used to teams attacking us more in the prem and the guy’s biggest asset is his ability to break up play and win the ball back.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 31, 2017 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #8

    I want Townsend back it makes sense to just get him in permanently in now. I just hipe he doesn’t have any more dodgy clauses in his contract this time.

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