Here’s Where We Stand With Transfers – Massive Work Still To Be Done

There are 19 days left in this summer’s transfer window, and there’s lots of work to be done by Rafa and Lee Charnley to bring players in but also to move fringe players out.

Jack Colback has gone out on loan to Nottingham Forest, so we are hoping most of his wages are now off the wage bill.

But basically, we have brought three players in for a cost of about £4M (we don’t include loan fees or agents in these simplified estimates) and we have released three first-team players and sold Mikel Merino to Real Sociedad.

Rafa Benitez – thinking how he can get more players in

Here’s where we stand at the moment, and this table needs to get a lot bigger over the next 19 days in both the incoming and outgoing sections.

KenedySeason loanChelsea
Ki Sung-yuengFree agentSwansea
Martin Dubravka£4.0MSparta Prague
Fabian Schar£3.0MDeportivo
Yoshinori Muto
Salomon RondonSeason loanWest Brom
Federico Fernandez£6.0MSwansea
Transfer Fees paid out£22.5M
Massadio Haidarareleased
Curtis Goodreleased
Jesus Gamezreleased
Mikel Merino£10.0MReal Sociedad
Jack ColbackSeason loanNottingham Forest
Chancel Mbemba£5.0MPorto
Matz Sels£4.0MStrasbourg
Aleksandar Mitrovic£22.0MFulham
Adam Armstrong£1.5MBlackburn
Dwight GayleSeason loanWest Brom
Ivan Toney£0.5MPeterborough
Henri SaivetSeason loanBursaspor
Transfer Fees into club£43.0M
Net Spend-£20.5M (profit)

Note: Loan fees and agents fees are not included in the financials.

35 comments so far

  • Jib

    Jul 21, 2018 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #1

    World Cup players returning from hols
    should free the transfer log-jam.

  • BeeGuy

    Jul 21, 2018 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #2

    I bought the pre-season TV package. Due to a error, we did not see all of the St Pat’s game. NUFC has offered a refund and I’m asking if mine can be placed in the transfer kitty.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 21, 2018 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #3

    If you want to protest down here I’ll quite happily provide refreshments etc. You can’t take your pick of places to protest in shirebrook. They’re all in spitting distance of each other and are all owned my the fat man.


    massive distribution warehouse. Stop all the trucks from entering and departing. And stop the factory workers on shift change.

    He’d fcuking hate.

    But please poo in the toilet and not round my house.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 21, 2018 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #4

    You can take your pick*****

    Fcuking phone

  • Munster Mag

    Jul 21, 2018 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #5

    Robleenio, I stand with you as a non geordie passionate fan. I have supported the Mags all my life even as a kid when it invited ridicule over here! When living in England I travelled aal awa supporting them. Not sure what Ancient is on about.

  • lochinvar

    Jul 21, 2018 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #6

    Will you provide the loo paper or do we have to bring our own ?
    If anyone turns up from the Platinum Club mind they’ll need “Quilted”
    Soft soft soft

  • lochinvar

    Jul 21, 2018 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #7

    What’s all this nonsense in the press about spending £16.5m from Mitro’s fee on Rondon ? He’s on a free next year and he’s hardly a key target. Loan fee maybe but not a penny more and certainly not worth breaking the transfer record for.

    Then we have The Sun – guess what their keyboard warrior journos can’t spell any other club names apart from ours and Wet Spam.
    What super investigative hacks they are. Sources from within two separate clubs identifying that they’re after the same player. Amazing stuff. More chance of signing Speedy Gonzales from Mexico.

    West Ham and Newcastle are in talks with Atlanta United and Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron, 24, over a £10m move. (Sun)

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 21, 2018 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #8


    I’ll provide loo paper. Won’t anything fancy as it will be half inches from fat lads shops 😆

  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 21, 2018 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #9

    Great piece in The Football Pink

    “That’s a Champions League winning manager reduced to scrapping around for free transfers and loans. A man who recognises where Newcastle United could be with a little bit of spending, a man who has fallen in love with the area and reconnected the fans to the club despite a relegation and the looming shadow from the boardroom who is on a one man sabotage mission”.

    Sums it up pretty well.

    If posted before, apologies.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 21, 2018 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #10

    Now we hear that Fat Ash won’t give Rafa the full Mitrovic money from his sale! What happened to every single penny eh!? You Fat Fugly Cu*t!! This leech has a death wish!!

  • Mag52

    Jul 21, 2018 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #11

    No log jam as far as some clubs are concerned.
    Ashley Out.

  • Optimistic Panda

    Jul 21, 2018 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #12

    Jibs mouths never had a log jam, those turds flow freely

  • Little h

    Jul 21, 2018 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #13

    One small f you to ashley go on all sd websites and leave a bad review

    I realise this is almost a pathetic attempt but non the less satisfying

  • AncientC

    Jul 21, 2018 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #14

    I have noticed the fee for Wijnaldum being mentioned a few times. Liverpool paid for Wijnaldum all up front.

    If I remember correctly, the club approximately owes out about £25 million in installments for players, whereas the club is owed around £70 million in installments. Say a difference of £45 million owed over an average of 4 years = £11,250,000.

    I checked Benitez’ net-spend since he has been at the club, and he hasn’t had so much as a bean yet. Prior to this window, Benitez has a net-spend of MINUS £14,050,000

    So far this window, it once again looks like Benitez is in another minus net-spend with Merino sold.

    Conclusion: absolute disgrace.

  • the ledge

    Jul 21, 2018 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #15

    munster mag @5 agree totally same here everyone in co wexford supported either the pool or man u, looked a bit odd myself in me black and white shirt back in the 90 s in the playground ,but you cant help who or what you fall in love with

  • the ledge

    Jul 21, 2018 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #16

    shirebrook @8 as long as his face is on it i would be happy

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 21, 2018 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #17


    It will have is company brands on it. Hope you don’t mind wiping your arse on SD till roll:lol:

  • the ledge

    Jul 21, 2018 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #18

    no hassel with that, as long as its stolen and he dont see any profit lol

  • Ron Knee

    Jul 21, 2018 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #19
  • Dave76

    Jul 21, 2018 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #20

    I think ground protests are completly the wrong way to go. It effects the team, doesnt really effect ashley as season tickets are allready paid for and match day revenue is peanuts compared to tv. Also i am a season ticket holder and take my young lad to the game and dont want it ruined for him by politics and dont want to miss games with him as it wont be long before he outgrows me and wants to go to his mates. And ashley doesnt answer to anyone at nufc

    If rafa goes i think protests should be focused on his other businesses where he would have to answer to shareholders if business is damaged. I dont see the point in cutting off our noses and ruining match day which everyone loves. Targeting shops would also get the people who dont go to games involved instead of them telling people who do go to games what they should do

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 21, 2018 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #21

    he could be the next Diego Gavilan.

  • Oldgit1

    Jul 21, 2018 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #22

    Appears sky sports are blaming our Rafa for being stubborn, for not signing the new contract, you couldn’t make it up. You can see who side they are on.
    Just awaiting a comment from Keys who. I’m convinced is under Ashley’s thumb.
    Bloody parasite.

    Re ifrafagoeswego. Can’t see this getting off the ground, the one thing being we are not as supporters, are united. We all have a love for Rafa and we all know his demands are right but things being suggested like boycott of matches will never happen.

    I think it’s a case of Hope that Ashley changes and see sense is the order of the day, and hope we avoid another relegation.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 21, 2018 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #23

    Does anyone know why Ki-Sung only played half the games for Swansea last session?

    ..,anyone asked themselves if we only were interested because he was free?

  • jane

    Jul 21, 2018 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #24

    i don’t think we are in as bad a situation as everyone is making out as the second half of last season was good and we’ve secured 2 important players and Ki Sung-yueng is excellent business and i think will be a regular instead of Diame. if we make 1 or 2 more good signings we won’t be relegated and should be in a better position than last season even if we finish mid-table.

  • jane

    Jul 21, 2018 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #25

    jesper we are great minds

  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jul 21, 2018 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #26

    I don’t think boycotts have been called for – yet.

    I would disagree that they don’t work – its just that they need to be supported and the ‘support the team not the regime’ brigade comes to the fore. One televised match with only away fans showing up would surely show FatAsh which ways up!

  • jane

    Jul 21, 2018 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #27

    Ki Sung-yueng injury history. was out for a few weeks in December last season.

  • jane

    Jul 21, 2018 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #28

    25 appearances including 21 starts last season isn’t bad.

  • Munster Mag

    Jul 21, 2018 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #29

    Good man ledge.

  • c-dog

    Jul 21, 2018 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #30

    Anyone think we’ll be better than last year? We have Rafa and the more time he works with the squad the better they’ll be as a unit. But they won’t be better players. Still no iconic player in the group but an admirable manager and collective group. Kenedy and Dubravka brought in which is good business and they contributed to our safety last year but how safe were we? 11 points. Comfortable? Only on paper. KSY I’ve always rated. An improvement from Merino? Yes. Merino was nothing but a prospect. But disappointing to lose such a talented youngster. Striker situation? Only negatives to discuss. Gayle, Joselu, Rondon, Mitrovic…

  • posada

    Jul 21, 2018 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #32

    Little h

    Jul 21, 2018 at 10:18 AM
    Comment #38

    could you get away with damaging them and using that as the reason for return that way he cant (but will try) sell them again? Or is that a bit illegal?


    This made me laugh out loud. A rare thing when reading the blog.

    Much talk of loo paper. I wonder what MA gets in for his staff. Probably that stuff we had at work in the 70s. It was shiny on one side. We used to call it Spreader.

  • posada

    Jul 21, 2018 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #33

    52% voted leave. Against the advice of most main stream politicians and both main parties.
    That’s because they were sick of them. Because they put themselves first and only think about their seat on the gravy train. Then they think about their cronies in the party. Between elections they could not give a stuff about the British people.
    But for project fear the vote for Leave would have been 60%.

    Was it the right thing to do. That’s not the point I am making. The point is the British people told their politicians where to go.
    If leave was so dreadful we should not have been given the option to vote on it in the first place.

  • the ledge

    Jul 21, 2018 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #34

    i was told he makes them use dockleaves

  • TyneMouth

    Jul 21, 2018 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #35

    Supporting NUFC is not a choice, it’s who you are, it’s not a case of explaining why, or a case of defending your allegiance, it’s just the same as falling in love, it’s outside of your control, wonderful.

    I fully appreciate the endeavours of the ‘if Rafa goes, we go’ protest, I also sympathise with their manifesto, however, I have major reservations regarding any possible success. In fact, I fear it will be simply counterproductive.

    I can see the tabloids now, Shock horror! “Geordie football fans upset with club owner” yawn…

    It may come as a shock to some folks in the NE of England, that a tenth placed football club in last year’s Premier League is having difficulties with its owner, is not an issue to drive the people’s army to the barricades, sadly…

    There are too many other issues that concern the rest of the UK. ( and this is not the place to brexit them)

    It appears the new protest group may be capable of raising campaign funds, an appropriate use of the money would be to publish in the national press, this would attack Ashley where he could be vulnerable. Any mass supported protests outside his retail outlets in the North East, will be easily manipulated by his PR goons.

    A large, paid for, page in the Telegraph, Times, etc, with endorsed supporting comments, Politicians, Sports people, social commentators, celebrities etc, would be seen as a mature and an appropriate form of protest. Don’t forget, Ashley has many critics in the wider community, outside of football and Newcastle.

    The danger is that inappropriate protest can escalate into objectionable behaviour, in the attempt to prove a point!

    How many horses do you have to punch to grab a front page on a tabloid?

    Be careful, be very careful. This is not Paris 1968…


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