Once we get Javier Manquill0 officially signed today or tomorrow it looks like the club will still have some big money to spend on a striker and a playmaker and any other players Rafa needs to be brought in this summer.
Jacob Murphy has been announced as joining Newcastle today and that’s a very good signing for us right there.
We are initially estimating Jacob at only the initial fee of £10M and will not include the £2M add-ons until they are earned, and the Chronicle are reporting today they believe the fee for Manquillo is around £4.5M – which seems reasonable enough.
Rafa Benitez – no wonder he’s smiling!
Here’s the current situation of the signings with Javier still pending but it showed we have spent a net of only 18.5M and we were supposed to have up to 70M to spend plus what Rafa can get from sales of players like Tim Krul, Manu Riviere, Henri Saivet and others.
|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|
And there’s even news that striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has been offered to Lyon and the fee there is said to be €18M which is around £16M.
So if Rafa does do some selling this summer there is still plenty of money to spend. and have brought in four new players for a gross of £29.5M so far this summer – those seem good deals to us.
We have brought in four new players for a gross of £29.5M so far this summer – those seem like some good deals to us given the craziness in the transfer market.
What do you think?