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Lots Of Comings And Goings At Newcastle This Summer

Newcastle could unload around five players this summer, and replace them with younger players of better quality.

Sol Campbell – likely to leave in the summer when contract runs out

That’s certainly one way to keep improving the Newcastle squad, and it  looks like the  club will have more activity in this summer’s transfer window,  than in a number of years.

And with Chief Scout Graham Carr building up a good track record on Tyneside over the last 18 months or so, we have to hope that the club will get some decent bargains over the summer as well.

And  Alan Pardew has already said that Newcastle have some big money players lined up, and that being the case, the question is whether can we attract those top players to the Newcastle club.

One player we’ve been linked with is Nigerian left-back Taye  Taiwo, and he looked very convincing in last night’s game against Manchester United.

The Red Devils reached the quarter finals of the Champions League with a hard fought 2-1 win, but Marseilles looked a good side full of quality players.

If Jose Enrique does decide to call it quits on Newcastle in the summer we’d be more than satisfied to see this player coming to Tyneside.

But of course Tottenham and Liverpool are also interested in Taiwo, and they probably have more drawing power than Newcastle right now..

As for the players Pardew will move out this summer, we reported yesterday we thought he’d  unload Xisco, Alan Smith, Sol Campbell and Wayne Routledge, but there’s likely to be more than that leave in the summer.

One of our young goalkeepers – either Tim Krul or Fraser Forster – could be move out, and other fringe players like James Perch and young Danny Guthrie could also be sold.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew refuses to discuss who may move out in the summer, and he had this to day to the Newcastle Journal this morning:

“I’m not going to talk about any outgoings at all,” “They are decisions we’ll make at the end of the season – and I think that applies to all the decisions like that. We’ve stopped all contracts talks until then as well.”

“All the players have got plenty to play for between now and the end of the season, and whether they will still be here, I think that’s part of it.”

“You look at this group of players, it’s our first season in the Premier League. You look at the three teams that got promoted. West Brom, Blackpool and ourselves, we’re all out of the bottom three, but not by much.”

Five players out and five or six new players in would be a decent piece of business in the summer, as long as we can get most of our top targets to Tyneside this summer.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • The Power Ranger

    Mar 16, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Douglas Costa and Willian from Shakhtar- Yes Please!

  • Stuart

    Mar 16, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #2

    You’ve made a post like this everyday for weeks just slightly re-worded. I get it, we’re going to do stuff in the transfer window lol.

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 16, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #3

    I’m not sure Xisco will be going. I mean has Pardew ever actually seen him play?

  • Jammydodger

    Mar 16, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #4

    smith, xisco, perch, campbell (try to keep as defensive coach), smith, lovinghands, guthrie, routledge
    barton enrique, and the rest
    buy some of
    jansen if enrique goes
    petersen st
    gamiero st
    marco reus winger
    wickham.then whoever carr says is worth a punt should prioritise

  • Stuart

    Mar 16, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #5

    GG, has anyone? I’ve seen him play twice I think, his first goal when the ball just hit off him and against Aston Villa when he got an assist.

    I still reckon Pardew would rather get rid of him though, he could’ve kept him in January but he loaned him out so he probably doesnt rate him very highly.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Mar 16, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #6

    AGAIN Tottenham interested in our other target!! No surprise there!!! Damn I hate Spurs and how they always try to steal ALL our targets!! It’s ridiculous!

  • clinta2

    Mar 16, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #7

    “Five players out and five or six new players in would be a decent piece of business in the summer” I think we need more players in than that! Yes, we need to off load some dead wood, like the players you mentioned, but we also need to get more players in then we ship out as the squad is far too small.

    I know AP has been saying he wants a small squad, but surely we need a couple of extra bodies, especially when our annual injury crisis comes around.

  • clinta2

    Mar 16, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #8

    JP, they try? they normally succeed. Players tend to prefer London and European football!

  • JP...from The Rock

    Mar 16, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #9

    Clinta2- But why always Tottenham! There are more London based clubs around ffs. Also with EVERY target we are after. I am just so sick of us being linked to a very possible target only to find out that Tottenham are also after him or keeping an eye on developments. They are linked to every single one of our targets,not just a few. Sometimes it’s not even a player they should need but they are looking at the player as well. It’s insane.

  • Stuart

    Mar 16, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #10

    JP, im pretty sure Spurs and Liverpool dont have scouting systems. They just wait to see who we’re after and jump in to steal them.

  • TimToon9

    Mar 16, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #11


  • Keano9

    Mar 16, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #12

    this Should be the players we get rid of:
    James Perch (500k-1.5Mil)
    Xisco (1.5 -2Mil)
    Alan Smith (nice guy but past his best give to leeds 2Mil 0r switch for Gradel)
    Sol Cambell (Keep as defensive coach)
    Wayne Routlegde (not good enough to QPR 2Mil)
    Danny Guthrie (3Mil)
    Peter Lovekrands (2Mil)
    Shola Ameobi( 1.5Mil – 2Mil
    Tim Krul (5Mil)

    Total Funds in = 19.5Mil
    Total to spend in summer = 54.5Mil

    Who to get In:
    Grevinho (10-15Mil)
    Jason Punchen (500K)
    Connor Whickham (9 -12Mil)
    Kevin Doyle (2-5Mil Cheap wovles going down) 0r Peter Crouch (7-9 Mil good european goal scorer)
    Seb Larrson (Free)
    Steven Ireland ( 6-8 Mil If he proves Himself)
    and Tiawo (Free if Jose Leaves Or Competiton)
    Total Funds out = 41.5 Mil

    Total Left for Plyer wages or whatever = 13Mil (if all Valuations are for Player are Correct)

  • Keano9

    Mar 16, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #13

    Tell me What Ya think maybe a bit over Ambitous but that would be one hell of a squad

    Harpers/ Forster
    Simpson/Raylor – Willimson/ Saylor – Colocinni – Jose/Tiawo

    Grevihno- Steve Ireland/Larrson/Barton – Toite – Ben Arfa

    Kevin Doyle/Peter Crouch – Connor Whickham or other Young Striker

    Goalkeeper not in goal

  • JP...from The Rock

    Mar 16, 2011 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #14

    Keano9 – I like your thinking and I like that team m8. I wish we could swap Smith for Max Gradel. Taiwo won’t come for nothing though as he still has a year left to run on his contract. If we have that team there would be no excuses for us not getting into Europe.

  • clinta2

    Mar 16, 2011 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #15

    @JP- I largely agree and at times we’ve been after a player for a while and then at the last minute Spurs come in with a more attractive offer- Modric for instance.

    I think its largely Spurs due to them being a similar size club to us. Yes, they are more successful and are now far more willing to splash the cash, but we used to be on a very level footing with them, an dboth our cubs were often looking for the same status of player.

    And, I’d say Spurs versus other London clubs because: 1. they have the money and are always willing to buy extra players for their massive squad. 2. they play in Europe regularly and have done for a fair few seasons now. 3. they’re a bigger drawcard than everyother London club besides Arsenal, but Arsenal lack points 1 and 2.

    While we weren’t in for the guy at al, VDV for 8 million was the signing of the season for me- what a steal!


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