Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez is keen to get more players through the door at Newcastle and today Newcastle announced the signing of 8.8M Florian Lejeune from Eibar.
And there are more on the way according to Managing Director Lee Charnley at the Fans Forum meeting last Thursday night.
These signings will help alleviate the anxiety that was creeping in with some Newcastle fans, because of so few signings so far this summer.
29 year-old Hull city midfielder Kamil Grosicki
One of our targets this summer is Hull city midfielder Kamil Grosicki, who only signed for Hull City for £7M in January and could cost the Magpies as much as £10M.
The Guardian is reporting we have put a bid in for the 50 times capped Polish International (9 goals).
The £10M is the release clause in the Hull contract he signed in January, should Hull City be relegated last season – which they were.
There are a number of Premier League clubs after the Polish winger and they include Crystal Palace, Watford and West Brom.
Watford could even be the favorites to sign the 29 year-old, since the manager who signed him at Hull City – Marco Silva – is now the new Watford manager.
He was hired Walter Mazzarri was fired at the end of the season, with the club finishing 4th bottom of the Premier League.
Silva’s now their 7th manager since December 2013 – a short 44 months – so the average of the manager’s tenure at the club lately is around 6 months.
Grosicki made 15 appearances for Hull City with no goals and 5 assists last season.
The Polish winger played in his homeland until 2011 when he joined Turkish club Sivasspor and three years later moved to French club Rennes.
What do you think about this possible signing for Newcastle?
One of our readers Alex Wannop is completing in the GN 10K next Sunday and also the GN Run to collect funds for Tiny Lives, because the Trust provided lifesaving care for his son Isaac, when he was born by C-section and in some distress.
The Tiny Lives Trust funds the Special Care Baby Unit at the RVI where Alex’s son Isaac spent the first few weeks of his life.
Alex is appreciative of the work the great doctors and nurses did to save his son’s life and that’s why he’s raising money.
Please support this very worthwhile charity on Alex’s Just Giving page where there are pictures of his son Isaac – thanks.