One In One Out In One Day – Transfer Market Heats Up For Magpies

Rafa Benitez had said there were pending deals both in and out after the 2-2 draw in a friendly game against Hull City on Tuesday night.

Earlier today it was announced that Swiss International center-back Fabian Schar had joined us for a bargain £3M.

And it has also been announced that goalkeeper Matz Sels has been transferred to French League side Strasbourg in a £4M move.

It looks like a good move for the 26-year-old goalkeeper after a two-year stint on Tyneside – where he spent last season playing on loan at Anderlecht.

Sels made only 14 appearances for Newcastle and it turned out to be a disappointing move for the Belgian goalkeeper.

Matz Sels – off to Strasbourg

We wish Matz all the best for his football future.

And here is the latest transfer table with maybe striker Yoshinori Muto soon to join us from Mainz.

Currently, we are making a profit of £12M this summer.

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)

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • Jib

    Jul 26, 2018 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #1

    Looking Like
    Javier Manquillo

    Florian Lejeune


    DeAndre Yedlin

    Christian Atsu

    Callum Roberts

    Ciaran Clark

    Paul Dummett

    Jamaal Lascelles

    Jacob Murphy

    Jonjo Shelvey

    Dwight Gayle

    Mohamed Diame

    Matt Ritchie

    Martin Dubravka

    Yoshinori Muto

    Ayoze Perez

    Henri Saivet

    Rolando Aarons

    Freddie Woodman

    Jamie Sterry

    Fabian Schär

    Achraf Lazaar

    Ki Sung-yueng


    Sean Longstaff

    Josef Yarney

    Victor Fernandez

  • Optimistic Panda

    Jul 26, 2018 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #2


  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 26, 2018 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #4

    I see some idiot has put an entry on Wikipedia to the effect that Muto plays for NUFC. Also contained within the entry is the following sentence :- “He is also set to Marry David Fraser[11]”.

    Clearly a most distasteful entry – but upon examining the grammar we see that the word Marry is used instead of the correct non capitalised “marry”. Clearly the poor use of grammar must originate from the Wearside area.
    Mackem snipers can be outed even on the blog.
    Shows the importance of Toon supporters using the correct grammar.

  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Jul 26, 2018 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #5

    Im excited by Schär, he was very much sought after in his early days at Basel and I believe he turned down more lucrative clubs than Hoffenheim as he wanted to play and continue developing, he moved onto Depor for just under 3m I believe and they pretty much made Newcastle look almost professional with the shit storm that surrounded them last season and in all honesty he didn’t look or sound like he settled there at all. He is excellent value for 3.5m and a well rounded player, reads the game well and he’s more a ball playing centre half, very similar to Lejeune… But he has pace… He’s very quick across the ground which will compliment Lascelles. I think he will compete with Lejeune for the other centre half spot beside lascelles (with a caveat of if he settles well, which is what hindered him at Depor). Form is temporary, class is permanent and in my opinion this lad has class!

    Muto is an unknown quantity for me, he seems very similar to Perez but with more strength, I think he will paly the 10 as his runs are very intelligent by the sounds/looks of things and is very energetic. I’m thinking he could be our very own Okazaki who is a player I very much think is underated as he has more impact off the ball with his energy, pressing and runs.

    A LB for back up and to develop further (Bryans) and a *guaranteed* goal getter and I’ll be happy enough given the circumstances!

  • Jib

    Jul 26, 2018 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #6

    I was talking to Jinky (Jimmy Smith) in the Junction (Haymarket)
    We were talking about lots of stuff (we go back a long way)
    He reckons Rafa is going to sign a contract before the first
    game of the season.

  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Jul 26, 2018 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #7

    Tuff @ 4

    Lol… Very observant sir!!! 🙂

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 26, 2018 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #8

    Lascelles re Muto – if we do sign him I hope that his natural instinct to get to the oppositions goal at speed is not curbed by any tactics.
    Be nice to see opposition defenders on the back foot for once – should get the crowd going.

  • BeeGuy

    Jul 26, 2018 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #9

    Now Charnley needs to get rid of Aarons (Man, what happened to him?) and Hayden (Showing the field sense of Colbeck). Gayle likely needs a new home, too. Must grab the $ for Mitro or his value will fall if he doers not play as a regular during the season.

    NUFC could use some cover at fullback, and I would not be surprised to see a proven vet come in rather than chancing a player from lower leagues.

  • Phil K

    Jul 26, 2018 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #10

    I predict young Longstaff and Fernandez will break into first team quite early


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