Rafa And Recruitment Team Already Planning A Big Summer Transfer Window

With the six players leaving on loan on Wednesday – all but one of them – goalkeeper Freddie Woodman –  don’t seem to have a future at Newcastle.

And it looks like Adam Armstrong who is on loan at Blackburn for the second half of the season may not fulfill the great promise he once had at Newcastle.

We could see a lot of players leave the club this summer, and Rafa will want to bring in some class players – with the emphasis on class.

That’s what has been missing, and maybe four top players coming in could make all the difference to the current Newcastle side, who have struggled in the Premier League this season – so far.

Rafa will also want to get the new players in early in the transfer window.

Steve Nickson – Newcastle’s Head of Recruitment

The recruitment team led by Steve Nickson are reviewing the players they have been scouting this season, and they are already preparing for the summer transfer window after putting in lots of hard work before the January window.

It’s a pity Ashley wouldn’t spend much money last month.

This is what Rafa has said about them and the summer transfer window in the Chronicle today:

“On Thursday, when I was talking with Steve Nickson and the scouting team – they have been working so hard for all these months.” 

“I said: ‘Listen, take some holidays.’ But some of them are already just analyzing for the summer.”

“We are doing a review now of the players that we were following, how they are doing, and all these things.”

“But they are doing that already.”

We had pointed out this morning that Rafa could go after Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen in the summer and Rafa believes £20M is the going rate for a striker like the Danish International.

If Mike Ashley is still the owner – there’s a good chance of that – then we’ll have to see if he changes his stripes and gives Rafa some significant funds to spend in the summer.

Newcastle will have money in the coffers by then from the Premier League.

But whether Mike Ashley will want to spend too much of it is always the question – with an owner who has no ambition for Newcastle United.

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13 comments so far

  • G

    Feb 3, 2018 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Hopefully we will be safe come the end of season and already in negotiations with a takeover candidate. Don’t think I can stomach another season under Mash.

  • Tsunki

    Feb 3, 2018 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #2

    “Does Tsunki ever shut up or does he just drool and talk drivel all the time”

    Relevant query well posited.

  • Tsunki

    Feb 3, 2018 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Whoever Stalker “Stalky” McStalkface the All-England Stalkers’ Stalker Hall of fame Stalking Champion is, it’s clearly someone I’ve upset in the past.

    No, me neither. That’s some list that is 😐

  • Tsunki

    Feb 3, 2018 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #4

    #NUFC boss Rafa Benitez has said Islam Slimani has been with the physio’s & may take part in the final training session today, however we think he won’t make the game.

  • Tsunki

    Feb 3, 2018 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #5

    One of them will be gone in summer so I doubt by then that Jõrg?nsën will be a target. I hope things will have moved on by then

  • A Pain in the Blog

    Feb 3, 2018 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #6

    Mackems are losing 2-0. Every cloud…

  • Bladey

    Feb 3, 2018 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #7

    what she was getting at was because Burnley drew with city it somehow put our draw with them in some sort of perspective ie a great result
    How ludicrous
    Another fan who will accept any old tripe
    So JANE
    Palace drew with city
    City beat us that means palace should beat us
    Do you gamble as you would win a fortune

  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Feb 3, 2018 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #8

    Ok Bladey, thanks for responding. I get it now. Perhaps sarcasm was the wrong choice of word.

  • Geordie1

    Feb 3, 2018 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #9

    Unless we are sold fat boy will never ever stump up the cash needed to make us competitive let alone win anything the bloke is a leach that needs squishing.

  • Bladey

    Feb 3, 2018 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #10

    Scouting for the summer hang on until I get back up from falling off my seat This clown club gets more hilarious by the day

  • kakaobi

    Feb 3, 2018 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #11

    Same old thing every year if they’d stuck to what they we wouldn’t be in this mess now

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Feb 3, 2018 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #12

    I dont know how many times I’ve seen that headline. Even p45dew used to have those headlines


    Feb 4, 2018 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #13

    This must be a missprint, its been posted every year for the last 10


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