Nothing seems to be moving very fast at all at Newcastle this summer and news in the Chronicle today is that swift progress on getting Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo to Newcastle on loan is not going to happen.
Jurgen Klopp turned down Newcastle’s approach for a season loan deal for the 20 year-old and apparently Liverpool will now wait until later this summer before they decide whether they will send Ojo out on loan.
So we can write off Ojo as a player we will be signing soon.
Lee Charnley – Newcastle Managing Director
There has been an important transfer meeting at Newcastle this week and they have put a new plan in place to try to get some transfer targets through the door just as soon as possible.
The hope is we can have players coming in over the next week so they don’t lose too much time in preseason.
We understand the squad is due to travel to the training camp at Carton House in County Kildare – maybe a week on Monday – that’s the same one as last year.
As well as bringing in new faces as quickly as possible, Newcastle also have to move a number of fringe players out.
Yoan Gouffran has until tonight to tell the club whether he will accept the latest offer on the table and remain at Newcastle when his current contract ends at midnight tonight.
Yoan has been offered a one year contract to stay on Tyneside, but he is still undecided – so it’s make up your mind time today.
There are various players to move out such as Henri Saivet, Emmanuel Riviere and maybe both Siem de Jong and Tim Krul.
Players in last season’s squad such as Grant Hanley, Daryl Murphy, Massadio Haidara, Achraf Lazaar and Jesus Gamez will also be moved out.
There are 35 first team players due back next week, so we should find out soon those who are not wanted, since they will likely train with the U23 squad, but we have a good idea who those players will be.
Here’s the status of the summer transfers so far this summer.
The word is we have to be patient this summer.
|Javier Manquillo||£4.5M||Atletico Madrid|
|Mikel Merino||Loan - season||Borussia Dortmund|
|Transfer Fees In||£34.5M|
|Vurnon Anita||Released||Aston Villa|
|Haris Vuckic||Released||FC Twente|
|Lubo Satka||Released||FC DAC 1904 |
|Kevin Mbabu||£1.0M||Young Boys|
|Matz Sels||Loan - season||Anderlecht|
|Adam Armstrong||Loan - season||Bolton|
|Lewis Gibson||£1.0M initially||Everton|
|Daryl Murphy||£2.0M||Nottingham Forest|
|Ivan Toney||Loan - season||Wigan Athletic|
|Siem de Jong||£4.0M||Ajax|
|Grant Hanley||£3.5M||Norwich City|
|Tim Krul||Loan - season||Brighton|
|Achraf Lazaar||Loan - season||Benevento|
|Transfer Fees Out||£22.5M|