Fewer Players Likely To Arrive This Week Unless Newcastle Can Sell More Players


The big problem Newcastle have in bringing new players to the club is the current wage bill, and there is now a concentrated effort in getting players out of the club before the transfer window slams shut on Thursday night.

Newcastle still have players like Grant Hanley. Tim Krul, Jack Colback, Achraf Lazaar, Sadio Haidara, and Henri Saivet to move out of the club as they are surplus to requirements.

It will be difficult for Rafa to add to the wage bill be bringing in other players until some of these players are moved out and time is getting short.

We assume that if we cannot sell Tim he will stay on at Newcastle and compete for the starting goalkeeper position and we will not bring in another goalkeeper this week.

Grant Hanley is in demand by both Norwich and Fulham, and he is expected to move out before Thursday.

Hull are interested in a loan move for Jack Colback, but Newcastle may still have to pay half of his massive £70K/week wages if he does go on loan.

There is also interest in Achraf Lazaar from Italy and Benevento are one of the clubs looking at signing the Moroccan left-back.

As far as players coming in is concerned – Chelsea have agreed to sign Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for a cool £40M.

So we assume Kenedy will now be allowed to go on loan to Newcastle for the season and we are still hoping for another striker to come in.

Leeds United are interested in replacing striker Chris Wood who was sold to Burnley for £15M with Newcastle’s Dwight Gayle.

But Rafa wants £18M from Leeds United for his striker and will sell only if he can replace the former Crystal Palace striker.

So while we were talking about getting four players in before Thursday, that’s looking a lot less likely unless we can sell some players quickly this week.

Comments welcome.



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

65 comments so far

  • Markaccus

    Aug 29, 2017 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #1

    Magspuggy

    I agree, but unfortunately, due to the stupid rules of the window, a player can’t join a new club on a free unless he is released before the window shuts, and i suspect they’ll all want their contracts paid in full before agreeing to it, otherwise they’ll be happy in the u23s picking up their pay packet each week. We can only hope one or two have a little more honor and “come to a mutual agreement”.

    2
  • magspuggy

    Aug 29, 2017 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #2

    Are the fa looking at the mitro thing ??
    Whats been said ? If they do he will get a 3 game ban for it imho. Ffs .

    0
  • Ron Knee

    Aug 29, 2017 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #3

    Lee Ryder

    #nufc hoping loan deal for Kenedy should go through if Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain completes switch to #cfc

    0
  • Markaccus

    Aug 29, 2017 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #4

    Springy

    Didnt they change that rule after the haidara/macbananab@stard incident. Trust nufc to fall foul of a rule that only exists after we got sh1t on by the old rule.

    0
  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 29, 2017 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #5

    Repost

    Then again the FA might choose to do nothing seeing as the ref saw the incident and thought nothing of it…

    …have to say I think it’s much ado about nothing!

    2
  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 29, 2017 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #6

    Honestly where does Kenedy fit it?

    I would really prefer we signed more players that would be regulars without a doubt

    0
  • Ron Knee

    Aug 29, 2017 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #7

    jesper

    “Something’s happening here, but you don’t know what it is …”

    0
  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 29, 2017 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #8

    Mark…personally I wouldn’t even use a players I didn’t register in the u23. If he has no future at the club then I would concentrate on players with a future…

    …they are just taking up space and time from other young players!

    0
  • Markaccus

    Aug 29, 2017 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #9

    Jesper

    Allegedly kenedy is a LB, but if Oxlade Chamberpot is his “replacement” then i am tempted to think he is a more attack orientated Left sided mf.

    Makes me think of Gareth Bale…. he started as a LB and now is a left sided forward.

    0
  • hibbit

    Aug 29, 2017 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #10

    Ron Knee
    explain please ??

    0
  • Ron Knee

    Aug 29, 2017 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #11

    hibbit

    It’s a line from a Bob Dylan song. Nothing sinister!

    1
  • Markaccus

    Aug 29, 2017 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #12

    I agree. I wouldn’t use them either. I just think the more mercenary of them will be happy to sit on their ar$e and get paid.

    0
  • SPRINGY

    Aug 29, 2017 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #13

    Markaccus
    Im not sure on the rulings mate,i believed it was only if the ref had not seen an incident that the f.a could look at it again….so unless the ref said to bilic I didn’t see it and the f.a will look into it, i thought it was done….ffs.. the mbemba high foot that drew blood and the double footed stand on hayden were worse then that.

    6
  • hibbit

    Aug 29, 2017 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #14

    LOL

    0
  • Markaccus

    Aug 29, 2017 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #15

    Springy

    No arguments on that from me. I guess we’ll just have to keep our fingers crossed om it.

    0
  • SPRINGY

    Aug 29, 2017 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #17

    I read that kenedy was an attacking midfielder/left winger has occasionally played up front and played left back a few times so its anyones guess where he’s being brought in to bolster…my guess would be midfield…and cover in case we dont get a left back in….but thats just my guess tbh.

    0
  • magspuggy

    Aug 29, 2017 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #18

    Mark . Send them as far away from the squads as we can imho. Dont want them hanging around with the bairns if they are being a problem. I understand not wanting a pay cut but as a footballer you have to want to play if your not willing to take the cut you shall train on your own so not to effect the players that do want to play.
    Its harsh but if your making more per week wages than some get per year you find very little sympathy from me.

    0
  • hibbit

    Aug 29, 2017 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #19

    only seems to be one web site reporting this its not on sky or the bbc ??

    0
  • SPRINGY

    Aug 29, 2017 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #20

    I thought bilic had said after the match that he had spoke to the ref and the ref had said there was nothing in it,so bilic wasn’t bothered about it….or have i misheard that somehow??

    0
  • Reilly

    Aug 29, 2017 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #21

    Newcastle defender Grant Hanley is closing in on a move to Norwich with the player having a medical.

    0
  • lesh

    Aug 29, 2017 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #22

    Mitro gets hammered while Citeh get off scot free. Strange innit

    4
  • SPRINGY

    Aug 29, 2017 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #23

    Reilly
    Thats good to hear if true mate,got nowt against hanley, just don’t think he can make the premier step up….good luck to him if the move comes off….hopefully that greases the cogs for us to get players in.

    2
  • Jib

    Aug 29, 2017 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #24

    The way it works is :-
    The ref who originally thought the incident unworthy of censure has to look at the incident again on video and say either.

    a ) I was right at the time
    OR
    b ) Whoops I got it wrong

    0
  • Jib

    Aug 29, 2017 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #25

    Ballad of Thin Man
    “do you Mr Jones”

    0
  • Ron Knee

    Aug 29, 2017 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #26

    hibbit

    Three-man FA panel set to review Aleksandar Mitrovic’s alleged elbow on Manuel Lanzini, according to reports. #NUFC (Chronicle)

    0
  • Reilly

    Aug 29, 2017 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #27

    Keith Downie? Verified account @SkySports_Keith

    Understand Newcastle could offload striker Dwight Gayle before Thursday’s deadline – but only if they manage to line up a replacement.

    0
  • magspuggy

    Aug 29, 2017 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #28

    I thought at the time the ref did not see it but im sure he said afterwards he did.

    Mitros gonna get a ban if the ref didnt see it.

    Can they overturn it if he says he did see it but now after seeing the replay he got it wrong ?

    Trail by motd has already found him guilty but if thats the case what about mbemba getting kung foo kicked to the noggin ?
    Clarky getting stood on with 2 feet ? Why arnt charges brought over them ?

    4
  • Jib

    Aug 29, 2017 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #29

    Ron
    as quite a young teenager I saw Dylan sing that at The Odeon
    One of the concerts where he went electric after the intrval and got bood and cries of “Judas”
    Actually those idiots remind me of some folk on here

    2
  • SPRINGY

    Aug 29, 2017 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #30

    Magspuggy
    Was it clark?….thought it was hayden either or it was worse then lanzini…in my eyes anyway.

    2
  • Ron Knee

    Aug 29, 2017 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #31

    Jib

    I didn’t go to the concert, but I saw the documentary ‘Don’t Look Back’.

    0
  • SPRINGY

    Aug 29, 2017 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #32

    Toon close to signing argie left back for 3.5m….hrs away apparently….newsnow source.. if its to be believed.

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Aug 29, 2017 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #33

    Norwich agree fee for Grant Hanley, apparently.

    0
  • nufc 11

    Aug 29, 2017 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #34

    Can’t believe for a second that comeback is on 70 k

    0
  • hibbit

    Aug 29, 2017 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #35

    good move for Hanley
    good luck to the lad a true pro

    2
  • magspuggy

    Aug 29, 2017 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #36

    Springy it was clark i think ?? Either way it was still both feet stood on the laddie.

    Mitros looked nasty from my veiw and not just late i hope the refs dont see it as i do because he will get a ban of 3 games and i would say may get 5. Silly lad just when he gets his chance its hanging by a thread again..

    1
  • Jib

    Aug 29, 2017 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #37

    Ron
    I can close my eyes and see him now
    A wee elfin figure in a brown corduroy suit
    He had a perm !
    I’d never seen a man with a perm before !
    That was 1966 – 8 years later everyone had perms (even Kevin Keegan )
    He sang an acoustic set first half – Mr Tambourine man – Blowing in the wind etc
    I was entranced he was so good
    Second set Robby Robertson and the Band joined him
    I was even more blown away

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Aug 29, 2017 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #38

    Jib

    Dylan stayed at the Gateshead Hilton. Can’t be the same building as today, can it?

    1
  • bettyswallocks

    Aug 29, 2017 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #39

    I agree with Jib’s earlier comments regarding Rafa not realising how difficult it would be to move players out before bringing new ones in.

    Fair enough mind if he’s been given control of all transfers in and out then with Charnley’s help he has to take responsibility and address the issue of getting rid of the players he doesn’t want to keep.

    0
  • hibbit

    Aug 29, 2017 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #40

    Ron Knee

    he stayed at the swallow

    0

You must log in to post a comment.