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Newcastle Put Together A New Revised Transfer Action Plan

Nothing seems to be moving very fast at all at Newcastle this summer and news in the Chronicle today is that swift progress on getting Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo to Newcastle on loan is not going to happen.

Jurgen Klopp turned down Newcastle’s approach for a season loan deal for the 20 year-old and apparently Liverpool will now wait until later this summer before they decide whether they will send Ojo out on loan.

So we can write off Ojo as a player we will be signing soon.

Lee Charnley – Newcastle Managing Director

There has been an important transfer meeting at Newcastle this week and they have put a new plan in place to try to get some transfer targets through the door just as soon as possible.

The hope is we can have players coming in over the next week so they don’t lose too much time in preseason.

We understand the squad is due to travel to the training camp at Carton House in County Kildare – maybe a week on Monday – that’s the same one as last year.

As well as bringing in new faces as quickly as possible, Newcastle also have to move a number of fringe players out.

Yoan Gouffran has until tonight to tell the club whether he will accept the latest offer on the table and remain at Newcastle when his current contract ends at midnight tonight.

Yoan has been offered a one year contract to stay on Tyneside, but he is still undecided – so it’s make up your mind time today.

There are various players to move out such as Henri Saivet, Emmanuel Riviere and maybe both Siem de Jong and Tim Krul.

Players in last season’s squad such as Grant Hanley, Daryl Murphy, Massadio Haidara, Achraf Lazaar and Jesus Gamez will also be moved out.

There are 35 first team players due back next week, so we should find out soon those who are not wanted, since they will likely train with the U23 squad, but we have a good idea who those players will be.

Here’s the status of the summer transfers so far this summer.

The word is we have to be patient this summer.

Christian Atsu£6.2MChelsea
Florian Lejeune£8.8MEibar
Jacob Murphy£10MNorwich
Javier Manquillo£4.5MAtletico Madrid
Mikel MerinoLoan - seasonBorussia Dortmund
Joselu£5.0MStoke City
Transfer Fees In£34.5M
Vurnon AnitaReleasedAston Villa
Sammy AmeobiReleasedBolton
Haris VuckicReleasedFC Twente
Lubo SatkaReleasedFC DAC 1904
Florian Thauvin£10.0MMarseille
Kevin Mbabu£1.0MYoung Boys
Matz SelsLoan - seasonAnderlecht
Yoan GouffranReleasedGoztepe
Adam ArmstrongLoan - seasonBolton
Lewis Gibson£1.0M initiallyEverton
Daryl Murphy£2.0MNottingham Forest
Ivan ToneyLoan - seasonWigan Athletic
Emmanuel Riviere£1.0MMetz
Siem de Jong£4.0MAjax
Grant Hanley£3.5MNorwich City
Tim KrulLoan - seasonBrighton
Achraf LazaarLoan - seasonBenevento
Transfer Fees Out£22.5M
Net Spend£12.0M

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • cyprus

    Jun 30, 2017 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #1

    Milner was arguably the best attacking (and defending) LB in the PL last year so why mess with that? They should strengthen elsewhere.

    As far as the whole transfer thing is going, really, no one has been up to much up to now:


    Though I agree with a post above that we have more catching up to do than the likes of Chelsea. I mean, who are they trying to catch

    Some of those released players from other teams aren’t that bad. Pick a couple from there Rafa. Cheap (offset by big salaries but hey). Should have gone in big time for Zabaletta. Captain material, takes no prisoners, skillful. Really has it all and is still going strong. Easily could have continued with City who are arguably better than NUFC.

    Jun 30, 2017 at 8:09 AM
    Comment #4
    Just read what I wrote above. Yes, the likes of Chelsea are way behind some European teams. Not even sure if the likes of Lukaku will take them there. I mean Costa is better than Lukaku, right? And he’s off. One step forward, one back for them.

    I wasn’t convinced by Chelsea last year, I’ll admit. Even Chelsea fans I’ve spoken to are a bit perplexed as to why the rest handed it to them.

    They reminded me of us last year. Poor performances, results gained.Mark of a champ, I hear you say.

    Some angry frustrated coaches out there?


  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 30, 2017 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #2

    ”Easily could have continued with City who are arguably better than NUFC.”

    You think……!!!!!!!

    City = Silva
    Us = Colback

  • expatmag

    Jun 30, 2017 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #3

    I have to say that some of the fees quoted for ordinary untested players are over inflated and a disgrace.

    Bournemouth signing Ake for £20 million…..desperate stuff.

    The young kid at City being quoted in excess of 20 million quid as well

    Harry Maguire to Leicester… 17 million quid

    Jeez…..even our own aussie Aaron Mooy for 12 million……scandalous.

    No wonder Rafa is frustrated.

    My thoughts are tbat we have the semblance kf a good young side and with half a dozen new players in significant positions should see us safe in midtable. We have the manager and coaches.

    Furthermore, who is to say a motivated and injury free Dejong and Saveit could provide pluses for the club next season as well as an injury free Aaro ns

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 30, 2017 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #4

    When’s the minutes for the fans forum going to be released? Anybody know?

  • jazzyp

    Jun 30, 2017 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #5

    A revised plan already.
    What the hell are we playing at.All the planning should have been well in place and scouting done well before the season ended.
    Ake has just gone to Bournemouth for 20 mill so whether the Hierarchy like it or not, This clearly shows we have to spend and more than likely break our transfer record just to simply survive in the Pl.
    We either go with the times or carry on in the same path that has led to two relegations under this Regime

  • Ron Knee

    Jun 30, 2017 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #6


    Fans’ Forum? It was just a tweet!

    Kris Woods

    Very positive #Nufc Fans Forum last night. Open forum and a wide range of issues discussed.

  • hibbit

    Jun 30, 2017 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #7

    thanks Ron

  • pablos left foot

    Jun 30, 2017 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #8

    Actually, the revised plan is, see what happens in the next fortnight and if it’s nothing, revise the plan again.

  • Bianconeri

    Jun 30, 2017 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #9

    It’s an IKEA plan,have you ever tried following one of those 😉

  • goalseeker

    Jun 30, 2017 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #10

    I do not know about NEW Action plan I think we could just say a new plan and leave the action out. We will always watch top players signing for other clubs while we sit and wait to see what happens we will end up with players that no one else want but they came cheap. Back in the old groove after being promised so much if RAF is frustrated who can blame him he must know by now we talk big but do little.

  • Yorkie Dave

    Jul 1, 2017 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #11

    I heard that there was a question posed at the fans forum asking about transfers. Apparently we have been let down on a couple of occassions already but the fans were assured three in next week.


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