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One Deal Could Go Through Today – But More Than That Looks Difficult

Newcastle have so far signed Martin Dubravka, Ki Sung-yueng, Robert Kenedy, Fabian Schar, Yoshi Muto and Salomon Rondon – six players – and the club will do well to add to that number in the remaining 5 hours of the transfer window.

The window has shown just how pathetic and cumbersome a Mike Ashley run Newcastle are with the owner again refusing to dish out the money and in net terms, the club are making over £26M in profit so far.

So much for Mike Ashley giving Rafa Benitez every last penny the club generates.


Newcastle are trying to get 22-year-old Marlon Santos on loan although Barcelona would prefer a straight deal of around £10M, but Ashley will not pay that much for a player who is probably just a temporary replacement this season for the injured Florian Lejeune.

22-year-old Marlon Santos – best bet to arrive on loan today

It looks like if Santos can get a work permit today the deal could go through as a season-long loan deal for around €2M.

Swansea City came back to Newcastle and have said center-back Federico Fernandez is not available on loan, and they want £10M for a permanent deal – that’s just happened this morning, so he’s not coming to Newcastle.

Mike Ashley will not pay £10M for a 29-year-old because he has no sell-on value – and we get over £120M each season from the Premier League, and he’s worried about sell-on value.


We don’t know which left-back Newcastle are going after since their failure to get 19-year-old PSG Frenchman Stanley N’Soki didn’t want to come to the Premier League so early in his career.

And it looks like Bristol City left-back Joe Bryan is off to Fulham for £6M – with the fee being too high for us.

Striker Danny Ings of Liverpool may come in today, but we cannot see that happening although we could do with another striker in the squad.

With it being so late with only a few hours left, it is not looking particularly encouraging, and any slight hitch in any of the deals Newcastle may be working on will mean they cannot go through.

Mike Ashley must leave this club before Rafa goes next summer.

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • DubaiMicky

    Aug 9, 2018 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #1

    Where’s the money gone
    (Where’s the money gone)
    To the fat bastard turd
    (The fat bastard turd)
    Where’s the money gone
    Where’s the money gone
    Far far away far far away

    Last night I heard my mam singing this song
    Ooh we know you deal in cheap cheap
    Woke up this morning and the money was gone
    Ooh we know you deal in cheap cheap
    Chirpy chirpy cheap cheap twerp

    Where’s the money gone
    (Where’s the money gone)
    To the fat bastard turd
    (The fat bastard turd)
    Where’s the money gone
    Where’s the money gone
    Far far away far far away…..

    There you go lochinver. Sorted.

  • Reilly

    Aug 9, 2018 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #2

    Mark Douglas
    Must-read on #nufc situation.

    Rafa Benitez’s mood is dark. @lee_ryder names two defenders #nufc boss wanted but has been told don’t fit the profile.

  • Bambams

    Aug 9, 2018 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #3


    Same as last few windows….

    As Shearer said ‘Cut and Paste’

    One thing at least all the Ash lovers on here or within the media can’t paper over the ‘Every penny the club generates will be made available ‘ statement.

  • hibbit

    Aug 9, 2018 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #4

    looking grimmer by the hour !!!!

  • nufc 11

    Aug 9, 2018 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #5

    Club should just come out and say they are done for the day instead of torturing the fans. Can’t understand why so much energy has been wasted on a 4th/5th choice CB in Marlon. We are so short in other area’s its scary. Dummet and Yedlin are very very poor full backs. When shelvey is out injured we cant string 2 passes together in midfield, and we all saw how effective Joselu is at putting the ball in the net. Its worrying worrying times.

  • Tinman

    Aug 9, 2018 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #6

    Hope Rafa doesn’t walk. Then we are destined to be in a relegation scrap. Most mangers would go after this.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 9, 2018 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #7


    Aug 1, 2015 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #14
    So we confirm that we are not in for Austin and that we don’t expect anyone in before the first game.

    Does anyone on here get the sense that you have been strung along by Ashley this entire time?

    A snippet from the original anti Ashley beattie25, who would have absolutely hated Jib and Jeff. So well done carl for having your pants pulled down again.

  • DjMickyg

    Aug 9, 2018 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #9

    no deals will go through today. ashley does this all the time make them see us making bids then we can say we tried but we never really wanted to buy anyone anyway.

  • DubaiMicky

    Aug 9, 2018 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #10

    Re the chronic link

    “Rafa Benitez is understood to be deeply disappointed”

    Understood, as in we think maybe he is but we don’t know as no-one has spoken to him.

    Lazy, lazy journalism, it’s not called the chronic for nothing.

  • roadhog2k

    Aug 9, 2018 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #11

    i know i’ll probably get tortured for this and i dony know all the facts. according to the daily mail paul pogba’s agent netted £41 milliom when he was sold yo Man U. im not saying we have done deals anything luke that but if thats the sort of money agents are getting then the actual ‘profit’ will be nowhere near the £20+ million already quoted. factor in ashley insisting the players wages for the duration of his contract are factored in then he he probably has spent all the money generated from transfers. the only question is where is the TV money gone???

  • Mag52

    Aug 9, 2018 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #12

    Missing out on the fullback Bryan to Fulham has to be one of the worst aspects of this window.
    At £6m. it would still leave us 20 million up, it was a deal that, I imagine, Rafa was pretty keen on as cover for Dummett, and it’s all down to Ashley’s reluctance to open his wallet.
    If he’s not using the Sky plus sales money for writing of the debt, then WHERE’S ALL THE MONEY GONE ASHLEY ?

  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 9, 2018 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #13

    We’re a total shambles! Fat Ash has to pi$$ off immediately. He deserves all the abuse he can get that greedy lying pr*ck! Can’t stand the sight of him and sick of his hearing his bloody name!

    This transfer window has one again been pathetic! Congrats to Benitez in doing his best by somehow preventing the window being a complete disaster and for holding on this long.

    We’re a joke club run by monkeys who k ow nothing about football and just see the profits. It makes me sick to my stomach it really does.

    No where else is there a more infamous football owner than ours! It just had to be our luck to be tied down with this d**khead-the worlds most penny pinching billionaire football owner anyone has ever seen. He gives football a bad name and worst of all us, NUFC!

    “Every last penny’ my arse you tight fat piece of lard! What a lying b*stard! GET THE FU*K OUT OF OUR CLUB!!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!

  • Tinman

    Aug 9, 2018 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #14

    Toad hog,

    Agent fees are included in the quoted price.

    So your point is irrelevant, but agent fees are disgusting yes


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