It was a disappointing day for Newcastle fans yesterday as the club failed to bring in any new players, but we moved Achraf Lazaar to Benevento on loan for the season and Tim Krul to Brighton on loan for the season.
But we didn’t even get Kenedy in on loan as Chelsea manager Antonio Conte called off the deal after Chelsea had failed to bring in the players they had wanted for the loan deal to go forward.
Newcastle tried to get a late loan deal for left back Matt Targett from Southampton, but that didn’t go through.
We probably needed a left back and another striker as the high priority players, but we got neither, but we refused a late £18M bid for Dwight Gayle so at least we kept the three striker s we have.
Thank goodness for small mercies.
Rafa Benitez – will be disappointed about yesterday
The old Newcastle guard would probably have sold Dwight and pocketed the £18M and left us with only two strikers.
But of course, to make matters a little worse Aleksandar Mitrovic picked up a three match ban retroactively after his elbowing antics against West Ham.
We don’t know how Rafa Benitez feels about this, but he has to feel let down by Newcastle and by Mike Ashley in particular.
We spent only £12M net all summer, and we’ve changed the table a little bit.
For the loan deals, we are assuming the fees we paid out are canceled out by the loan fees we got in.
Here are all the ins and outs at Newcastle this summer with a gross spend of just less than £35M.
|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|