There are a number of things which make Newcastle at the current time a club well oiled to get transfer targets into the club and players moved out.
The first is that Mike Ashley wants all transfers paid up front in cool cash and that does at least a couple of things for us – it tempts other clubs to do business with Newcastle because they get the cash up front and can use it immediately to bring new players in.
The other thing is that it helps Newcastle negotiate good deals, because we are paying cash up front and do not pay the fee over two or three years like other clubs usually do the fee can often be reduced.
Mike Ashley, Rafa Benitez and Lee Charnley
Rafa and Lee run transfer business at Newcastle
And they do it very well
This is now getting a lot of publicity this summer and it shows good financial management by the club.
The other thing going for us – which showed up in last summer’s stellar transfer window for Newcastle – is the we have two workaholics doing the transfers – Lee Charnley and Rafa Benitez.
Not only that but they seem to see eye to eye and like working together.
So while there is a lot of work to do this summer, we are quite confident Newcastle will have another good transfer season based on how Newcastle carry out their business.
It’s already clear that Rafa has done his homework in detail on the players he wants at the club and we’re sure Lee knows which targets Rafa wants him to go after first.
And that’s exactly what Lee Charnley and he team seem to be doing as we read reports of Newcastle putting in offers for their targets.
It’s not only true for targets coming in, but Lee has to work on players being transferred out or going out on loan to get their wages off the wage bill.
Or to get younger players out on loan to get some first team playing time next season.
Newcastle brought in 12 new players last summer for the Championship and moved out 20 players – either released, sold or sent on loan.
Am amazing amount of work done by Newcastle last summer and we’re not even going to mention we made £31M in profit last summer too.
|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 - January||Ajax|
|Tim Krul||Loan from January||AZ Alkmaar|
|Gael Bigirimana||Free||Coventry City|
|Adam Armstrong||Loan - season||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|
And Rafa will again be fully involved in this summer’s transfer business as he talks and meets with potential targets telling them why he wants them at the club and how he wants to use them.
That worked out very well last summer and Rafa can be very convincing with the players he wants to bring into the club.
So those are some of the reasons we are hoping for another very good transfer window this summer and at the moment we have one signing – Christian Atsu signed from Chelsea for £6.2M
By September that list could be as many as 32 players coming or going – as it was last summer.
Even more if anything.
What do you think about this?