We should see big movement in the transfer market with Newcastle this week – we hope we see big movement in the transfer market with Newcastle this week.
Newcastle have found the market very tough this summer, mainly because of the sky-high prices clubs are asking for their players.
There’s news today we may have missed out on another one of our midfield targets.
28 year-old Lyon captain Maxime Gonalons – moving to Roma
We had been reported interested in Lyon captain Maxime Gonalons, who was made available by his club, but the news in L’Equipe today is that he will very likely be moving to Roma.
Sky Sports Italia are reporting he is close to agreeing a move to Roma, who finished second top to Juventus in the Italian League last season and only 4 points behind the Italian powerhouse.
The report is that Gonalons’ agent visited Rome yesterday and they are now in advanced talks for a four year deal for the 28 year-old 8 times capped French International
L’Equipe mentioned in their report that Newcastle United were one of the interested clubs.
But we have a number of other options for defensive midfield which look good – one of those options is to sign 29 year-old Manchester City midfielder Fernando and we may be able to get him for just £5M.
That would be a great deal is we can get Fernando through the door for just £5M.