When there was news a couple of days ago that Arsenal wanted just £13.4M for their striker Lucas Perez we thought that was perfect for Newcastle and that we should go in and try to get the deal done.
But it seems Lee Charnley and Rafa are unwilling to pay that, and we don’t understand that because by our transfer table we have paid out around £7M in net fees.
Of course, we will have to pay for the loan of Mikel Merino, and that’s said to be over £2M, but by a ball park estimate we have paid out very little so far this summer in net terms.
29-year-old Lucas Perez of Arsenal
So is it really true that Newcastle has been given £70M to spend by owner Mike Ashley plus any funds Rafa can make on the outgoing transfers.- which is proving difficult with players unwilling to take a cut in wages to leave Newcastle?
That’s proving difficult with players unwilling to take a cut in wages to leave Newcastle.
It certainly doesn’t look like we have £70M to spend the way Benitez and Charnley have been going about their business and Rafa mentioned last week in the NINE Sports Bar & Lounge that he didn’t have £30M to spend on one player.
So something isn’t adding up here if we cannot find £13.4M to spend on Lucas Perez and have to try to get him on loan for the season to reduce the expense.
It appears Rafa has nowhere near the £70M that was said to be available to him 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|
What do you think?