Joselu Expected To Sign Today As Our Sixth Summer Signing – Rafa After More Players

Joselu has passed his medical and agreed terms with Newcastle, and the local papers were reporting yesterday he could even have been announced last night as the sixth summer signing this summer –  but it didn’t happen.

If everything is OK – as it looks like it is – we expect Joselu to be announced this morning and the 27-year-old could prove to be a good signing for us.

We hope the 27-year-old will prove to be a good signing for us!

27-year-old Striker Joselu – a Newcastle player today?

Here’s what Sky Sports Keith Downey tweeted yesterday.

We are linked with Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere but not sure how we can afford to bring him in as he has a hefty fee of £20M on him – and that for a player who has just one year left on his contract at the Gunners – seems high.

In the last couple of days, we have also been linked with Greek goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis and Legia Warsaw center-back Michal Pazdan and both would be good buys for us for around £4M each.

And we don’t think Rafa has given up on Lucas Perez of Arsenal yet and he would provide us with a bit of real class up front and would be a very popular signing with Newcastle fans.

Maybe Benitez can get both Perez and Wilshere from Arsenal in a double deal, but both would probably have to come in on loan this summer with an option to buy the players next year.

That sounds very unlikely.

Newcastle should also be able to get Kenedy in on loan from Chelsea, but that maybe has to wait a week or two until the Blues bring in some additional reinforcements to their own squad.

We were also linked yesterday with Bristol City’s excellent left-back Joe Bryan, but City would want close to £10M for him, and presumably, we don’t have that money.

Maybe he’s one we go after next summer when we have more money in the coffers?

We are still upbeat that Rafa and Lee Charnley can get maybe four more players in within the next 15 days.

If we can do that, it will have been a decent enough window for us, but Rafa will not have the class of players he was hoping for.

But Rafa being Rafa (as in brilliant manager) he can create a good team out of what he has.

We saw some of that talent on Sunday afternoon when we were as good as Tottenham for 48 minutes until Jonjo Shelvey’s utter stupidity lost us that game.

In Rafa, we trust – completely.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • Veltman

    Aug 16, 2017 at 7:18 AM

    Comment #1

    Soccer Sauce 9hrs
    Should have some new transfer updates on Sunderland and Newcastle tomorrow. Plenty interesting news coming in tonight #SAFC #NUFC

    I hope it will be more than Joselu.
    Kennedy,an attacking midfielder and one more striker like that Atlet Madrid forward.

  • Markaccus

    Aug 16, 2017 at 7:20 AM

    Comment #2

    Even the most optimistic know that this is a gamble, but i for one believe it will pay off. We are in a position where we have to take these risks to some extent. Welcome to the toon, Joselu.

  • Markaccus

    Aug 16, 2017 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #3


    Probably won’t here much on Kennedy until Chelsea get a few players in. Thats why its being held up apparently

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 16, 2017 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #4

    Goalkeepers –
    Continuation of last night and Krul.
    Ever since Krul broke his collar bone against Sunderland he see to loose his confidence in coming for/commanding his six yard box.
    Corners – free kicks – He tends to start on his line advance to the edge of the six yard box then back-peddle to his line which leaves a gap between Krul and his defence for the opposition to exploit.

    Elliott – On Sunday he threw and passed the ball out a lot more than he use to – set up two great attacks first half ( looks like the club have been working on distribution) but he tends to dilly dally on the ball and the opportunity is lost for a quick counter attack resulting hoofing to our midget attack

  • Veltman

    Aug 16, 2017 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #5

    Yes Markaccus, that probably is the main reason.

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 16, 2017 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #6

    So are we still waiting for Stoke to finalise the Jese Rodriguez deal?

  • lochinvar

    Aug 16, 2017 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #7

    West Ham’s club-record bid for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, 25, has stalled over his £40m price tag. (Sun report)

    Mike Ashley has choked on his cornflakes ( somehow don’t think he’s a muesli man ) at suggestions we sign him

  • martoon

    Aug 16, 2017 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #8

    Charlie @4 – All that may be true but I still don’t see the reason to marginalise him so much. Surely he could have been in the squad and if/when we get a keeper then say sorry Tim you need to find a new club. I’m not sure what he’s done – maybe slept with one of Rafa’s daughters or something 😀

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 16, 2017 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #9

    Joselu on 5 year…wohuu!

    Remember to change your TS now that we have a +15 goalscorer…I am proud of this one…

    He’s just the opposite of Mitro…oh wait he’s actually the same kind of forward!

    Joke a side…are Rafa moving Mitro on now and trying to bring that special forward we so badly need?

    I thought initially that Joselu would just at numbers and be our new Murph…but maybe they are pulling another Colback on us…remember that?

    We all thought he would just ad up numbers but he was Cabayes replacement…

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 16, 2017 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #10

    5 more years!

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 16, 2017 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #11

    I am sure Bob D most a song depicting what I am feeling right now…

  • lochinvar

    Aug 16, 2017 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #12

    Is Gayle fully fit and raring to go ?
    Not sure if he is so will Rafa play Joselu ahead of Mitro on Saturday – Joselu’s here for a reason so I expect so.
    He’ll probably score twice against Hudders , hope so

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 16, 2017 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #13

    *most have

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 16, 2017 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #14

    If he does then that’s a third of what he usually delivers in a season…maybe a fourth on a good season!

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 16, 2017 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #15

    Stuck inside of Mobile with the Ashley blues again!


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