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Newcastle Not Yet Finished In This Transfer Window

We expect Newcastle to announce their seventh signing of the summer, when Facundo Ferreyra of Shakhtar Donetsk is announced  tomorrow,  or at the latest on Tuesday – since the deal is already done and dusted.

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But we don;t think that will be it for Newcastle in the transfer market, and we could see a striker and a central midfield player arrive before the transfer window ends on September 1st.

Two Lyon players Clement Grenier and Alexandre Lacazette are still on Newcastle’s radar screen, but any of these signings will probably take place late in the window.

Newcastle need a central midfielder to take over from the departed Yohan Cabaye, and we need a player with skill, flair and creativity if we are to replace Yohan for the this coming season.

And another striker that Newcastle are still monitoring is Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has recently said he doesn’t want to leave the German club – but Dortmund may be willing to let him go before September rolls around – and we was our top transfer target last summer.

And the Loic Remy situation is still a fluid one, and if no big club comes in for him and it gets late in the transfer window, don’t be too surprised if Newcastle make one more attempt to sign him.

But it’s also true that a number of Newcastle fans have been (completely) turned off the French International, because he simply doesn’t seem to want to join Newcastle.

And Newcastle looked poor in defense in the first half yesterday in the 3-1 defeat by Malaga, and we need to bring in another defender, maybe a center-back to solidly our defense, which has been a Newcastle weakness over the last two seasons.

So even though we have successfully brought in seven good players so far this summer, we don’t expect Facundo Ferreyra to be our last  summer signing.

What do you think?

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173 comments so far

  • check the toastie

    Aug 3, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #161

    Cabella is a poor mans Benny, may come good though but will never be as good as Ben Arfa, he has been destroyed by Percy.

    Have vowed after last years derby I will not pay to watch a Parsnip team anymore. The crimes he has committed to Newcastle Utd Football club are truly outrageous.

  • sparky55

    Aug 3, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #162

    now funky has signed it sets us up perfectly to go 3-5-2 like all the good teams.


    taylor collo mbiwa

    Sissoko tiote anita remy gouffy


    This gives us speed down the wings for breaking fast, both these ‘wing backs’ (sissoko and gouffy) have pace going forward and know how to tackle back, a great midfield three (one destroyer and two playmakers) with SDJ just behind / alongside chuck.

    no more getting overran in midfield, no more long punts, good footballers in the middle where we need them, good outlets out wide with pace and power and who can track back, finishing off with two great strikers…what more could you ask for…

    …but the thing is Pardew is in charge…so dream on!

  • kilcline

    Aug 3, 2014 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #163

    Richards is a must now!!! Be happy with the transfer window then (given how tight Ashley is)



    Ben Arfa——Sissoko—Tiote———-Cabella

    ——————–De Jong


    Obvs Ben Arfa won’t play but here is hoping.

    Heard Wickham is on his way, cant see it myself.

  • Mickalonius

    Aug 3, 2014 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #164

    Black and white some more facts, just for you 😉

    23 November 2013: Rémy scores for a third game running as the Magpies beat Norwich City 2-1 at home with Yoan Gouffran also netting.

    30 November 2013: A Gouffran header and a wonder strike from Moussa Sissoko help Newcastle to their fourth consecutive Premier League victory, beating West Bromwich Albion 2-1 at home. With this win, the Magpies moved up into the top 5 for the first time since the 2011-12 season.

    6 December 2013: Newcastle take both monthly Premier League awards for November, with Pardew named the Manager of the Month after leading the Magpies to four victories out of four, and clean sheets against Spurs and Chelsea see goalkeeper Tim Krul picking up the Player of the Month award.

    7 December 2013: Cabaye scored the winner and Tim Krul posted another clean sheet as Newcastle won 1-0 at Manchester United F.C.’s Old Trafford stadium for the first time since February 1972.

  • Ian Toon

    Aug 3, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #165

    tequilamag- Just passing through but read enough to see that your on fire- rapier like.

    I feel pre season that you should not expect too much and treat success and failure the same. I didn’t start off with the intention of quoting Kipling. Your words of wisdom on the purpose and ambition of a successful pre season are sound. Looking back on pre seasons past, respective fortunes were not indicative of how we subsequently faired when it mattered. I once raised the whole subject with Alan Shearer who candidly admitted that watching him at such times was not worth the admission money. I have seen few such games live ever since.

    In short things are not as bad as many seem to think. However, I must confess that I would feel a good deal more relaxed about what the season has in store for us if we were to buy a creative midfielder, a brute of a CB and a proven goalscorer.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Aug 3, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #166

    Mick, the abysmal runs of record breaking magnitude have been a regular occurrence for Alan. As have demonstrations and sackings.

    It was the first time near fifth. Surely if he was really capable of it without the luck he got, he could reproduce it again? He can’t.

  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 3, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #167


    you need to take your girlfriend out more.

  • Mickalonius

    Aug 3, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #168

    Laurent, I’m not disputing the bad runs, I am just suggesting that despite what some here believe, you must look closer at why these runs happened. Joe Kinnear did not deliver, we never (and still have not) replaced Cabaye and with the resulting injuries led to a complete capitulation! This was not down to the manager. Mike Ashley, yes. Kinnear, yes. The fact that we had not strengthened in TWO windows, yes.

  • Mickalonius

    Aug 3, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #169

    Rotunda, poor response really, I think you can do better. If you can’t win an argument… no need to get personal. 🙂

  • Mickalonius

    Aug 3, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #170

    Right, I’m off to take my wife out :-(). Good luck all !!!

  • Mickalonius

    Aug 3, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #171

    Er last comment is meant in a totally non-mafia way….:-)

  • MacToon

    Aug 3, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #172


  • newcben

    Aug 4, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #173



    I still feel we need Grenier to play make

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