Benitez Can Sign These Four Transfer Targets Early This Summer


It’s in the best interests of everybody associated with Newcastle that we win as many of the games as possible coming up, so we nail that promotion as soon as possible.

Obviously it will be good for the fans because we can relax a little bit and more importantly it will also allow the club to get very serious very quickly about our transfer targets in the summer.

Rafa Benitez has also asked for a one-one-one meeting with Mike Ashley and that can only be good. assuming that Rafa will have the same powers guaranteed to him last May when he signed on for the next three years at Newcastle

James McCarthy – Everton midfielder

It’s likely that Newcastle will go after some of the targets we failed to get in January and those include Andros Townsend and James McCarthy.

There seems like to have changed at their clubs since January, other than Crystal Palace are now likely to survive relegation under Sam Allardyce with two wins on the trot and three wins in their last five games.

It still seems that James McCarthy is struggling to get playing time at the Toffees and he was reported keen to join Rafa in January, so he would look a very likely target this summer.

Another player we were after in January was 22 year-old Nottingham Forest winger Ben Osborn and there was news in the Mirror earlier this week we will go after him in earnest this summer.

The other player we have been linked with is 24 year-old Hull center-back Harry Maguire, who has always been impressive when we’ve watched Hull City games this season.

He seems an excellent up-and-coming English player who can get better under the coaching of Rafa Benitez.

So there’s three Englishman and an Irishman who are used to playing in the English leagues and they would be four very good signings for us.

There seems no reason we cannot sign these players early in the summer assuming Rafa gets the backing from Mike Ashley as we fully expect he will.

Rafa will also be able to sell players whose careers are over at Newcastle and they may include Henri Saivet, Emmanuel Riviere, Florian Thauvin, Kevin Mbabu, Sammy Ameobi and Haris Vuckic.

Current squad players such as Massadio Haidara, Chancel Mbemba and even Aleksandar Mitrovic could also be sold this summer and we would get some decent money for the last two.

The manager will be able to use those proceeds as part of his overall transfer fund to bring other  players into the club.

So for around £48M we should be able to bring in Andros Townsend (£13M), James McCarthy (£18M), Harry Maguire (£12M) and Ben Osborn (£5M).

That would be a very good start to our transfer dealings this summer.

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6 comments so far

  • JamesToon

    Mar 9, 2017 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #1

    JamesToon
    March 9, 2017
    Not that I’m particularly excited about it but can anyone link me to Simon Jordan’s article about us ? Legolas?

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    JamesToon
    March 9, 2017
    Reckon if we played reading away at the start of the season we would have lost. Unbeaten since start of January and unbeaten at home since Boxing Day. I think we’re learning to get draws in games we’re not going to win.

    Rafa’s 1 year anniversary, what a man. How he’s made me fall in love with Newcastle again

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  • barkel

    Mar 9, 2017 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #2

    Good job we had them at our place and gave them a spanking then Jamesy!

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 9, 2017 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #3

    Thing you have to know about Jordan is that his enmity toward us predates pardew et al.

    I recall an interview with the Prince Charming wannabe years ago in which he swiped and dug at us for no known reason about an entirely unconnected issue. I might try and find it, it was on sky.

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  • WWSBRD

    Mar 9, 2017 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #5

    Rather Tielemans than Osborn but would be a good start would still have more work to do though

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  • dannitoon

    Mar 9, 2017 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #6

    Omg who wrote that parcel… is it in American.. or am i suddenly dyslexic

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