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It Looks Like Only Two Players In And Five Out – Including Youngsters Sorensen and Roberts

It’s looking like Newcastle will only bring in two players in this January transfer window with just less than an hour to go in this window.

They are Atlanta playmaker Miguel Almiron permanently on a record £20.5M deal and Monaco left-back Antonio Barreca on a loan deal until the end of the season with an option to buy him in the summer.

Monaco left-back Antonio Barreca – in on loan

It looks like the other two potential loan deals for 29-year-old holding midfielder Andreas Samaris of Benfica and 24-year-old left-winger Anthony Limbombe of Nantes will not be completed.

With Samaris not coming in Isaac Hayden will stay at Newcastle through the end of the season.

Here’s what it looks like at the moment assuming the loan deals for Achraf Lazaar and Rolando Aarons go through.

Antonio BarrecaLoanMonaco
Miguel Almiron£20.5MAtlanta United
Transfer Fees paid out£20.5M
Cal RobertsLoanColchester
Elias SorensenLoanBlackpool
Liam GibsonLoanAccrington
Jamie SterryLoanCrew Alaxendra
Josef YarneyLoanChesterfield
Jacob MurphyLoanWest Brom
Achraf LazaarLoanSheffield Wednesday
Rolando AaronsLoanSheffield Wednesday
Transfer Fees into club£0
Net Spend£20.5M

The transfer table does not include loan fees.

Comments welcome.

104 comments so far

  • lesh

    Feb 1, 2019 at 1:44 AM

    Comment #81

    Dondatta13 @80


  • lesh

    Feb 1, 2019 at 1:45 AM

    Comment #82

    NY Mag, Dondatta13

    I’m off. Have a good day.

  • Online Guy

    Feb 1, 2019 at 1:47 AM

    Comment #83

    Or changing my name to nufc -83 using a little “n’ and posting as you, as you once said .

    Highly unlikely .


    Happy new year .

  • NY Mag

    Feb 1, 2019 at 1:50 AM

    Comment #84


    All very fair points………to which, I have no answers.
    I too was not concerned about the club borrowing money, but interested in why it was necessary.

    In one respect, I was quite happy – the club is doing what all other clubs do (spending money they don’t have)

    In other respects, I don’t understand why we don’t have ‘cash in the bank’……only time (and release of accounts) will tell…

  • NY Mag

    Feb 1, 2019 at 1:56 AM

    Comment #85


    There has been many loans (with Barclays) under MA’s tenure – it’s nothing unusual.
    However, this is the first since we were promoted

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Feb 1, 2019 at 2:03 AM

    Comment #86

    Dubravka, Darrow, Elliot, Woodman.

    Yedlin, Manqillo, Barreca, Ritchie.

    Schar, Lascelles, Fernandez, Lejeune, Clark, Dummett.

    Diame, Ki, Shelvey, Hayden, Longstaff.

    Almiron, Perez, Muto, Kenedy, Atsu.

    Rondon, Joselu.

    We needed another center forward, but that squad has a significantly better look to it, albeit 6 to 12 months too late. A sale as soon as we are safe now please.

  • NY Mag

    Feb 1, 2019 at 2:06 AM

    Comment #87


    Center forwards are the hardest to get……January is probably not the easiest time to get them 🙂

  • Dondatta13

    Feb 1, 2019 at 2:06 AM

    Comment #88

    Good night Lesh

  • NY Mag

    Feb 1, 2019 at 2:09 AM

    Comment #89

    Goodnight lesh…..

  • NY Mag

    Feb 1, 2019 at 2:11 AM

    Comment #90


    I know we’ve had some conversations on this before……..
    You mention the revenue, but never mention the expenses…..how can you balance one without the other?

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Feb 1, 2019 at 2:14 AM

    Comment #91

    I’m quite convinced there weren’t any reserves because Ashley has finally paid off that loan. That debt has probably been the main reason we’ve been unable to sell for so long, maybe even what put the Mansours off because Ashley wanted the full value of the club PLUS the loan. Any buyer would only want to pay what the club was worth, not an additional £100m. To pay that as well would be stupid and any buyer would look like a fool.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Feb 1, 2019 at 2:16 AM

    Comment #92

    If he’s paid the loan it’s great, but I really don’t get why he just can’t come out and say it. If he told us there isn’t much money this year because I’ve used it to make pay the loan and make the club more attractive to buyers, then I’m sure he wouldn’t be getting quite as much abuse.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Feb 1, 2019 at 2:17 AM

    Comment #93

    When I look at that group of players, I’d be tempted to move on Hayden, Atsu, Joselu, along with Gayle and Murphy, and buy Kenedy and Rondon outright and another genuinely top centre forward.

    I suppose though you really do need at least three proper wingers, as you may need to change it up on occasion and go 4 at the back.

    I know Kenedy is out of form, but he is clearly a very talented footballer.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Feb 1, 2019 at 2:19 AM

    Comment #94

    I think he truly expected to be gone by now, and didn’t expect or want to be the one paying for Almiron. Otherwise he’d have probably left £20m in the coffers.

  • Online Guy

    Feb 1, 2019 at 2:22 AM

    Comment #95

    Morning Lesh , NY, and all. I’m off to kip .

    Hope you are all well. Goodnight.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Feb 1, 2019 at 2:23 AM

    Comment #96

    I’d add Clark and Ritchie to that list. Ritchie partly because we seemingly can get good money for him.£15m is more than a zero goal (from open play) a season winger is worth. Clark because he’s 5th choice. Murphy will come good, just not at us.

  • NY Mag

    Feb 1, 2019 at 2:26 AM

    Comment #97


    There’s no way that Ashley has paid back his entire loan – some of it, probably

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Feb 1, 2019 at 2:37 AM

    Comment #98

    I guessed £40m at the start of the season but that would still leave a sizeable chunk in reserves, so assuming there is nothing left I now think he’s took £80m. It was said last season there was money available when we were looking at Jorgensen so there’s at least £20m. £20m from the summers transfers, and £40m from the TV money at least, maybe even £60m. From reports he reduced the price by £100m too. It seems to all add up.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Feb 1, 2019 at 2:39 AM

    Comment #99

    I think the debt was £115-135m. He took £15m out from the Andy Carroll sale, but that was all. I’m very interested to see what it is now.

  • NY Mag

    Feb 1, 2019 at 3:10 AM

    Comment #100


    Debt – is a very relative term…..from an EPL point of view, club owners can only put money into a club in one of two ways :-

    1. Loan (which is pretty much what most owners do) the terms and payback of said loans are subject to the whim of the owner.

    2. Equity – this only makes sense when the club has two or more owners (essentialy, swapping cash for shares)

    Both of these scenarios are related to the cash flow of the club and has absolutely nothing to do with ’the club accounts’.
    Accounts are a way for all clubs to ‘justify’ (for want of a better word) – their income and spending and are a unified accounting method and a way to enforce FFP

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Feb 1, 2019 at 3:33 AM

    Comment #101

    A proper owner would surely not pay themselves back the loan, if that is what’s happened. They’d reinvest the money into players and infrastructure to grow their asset and provide good value for money on the match day ticket.

    Two nice acquisitions, a better-looking group, but the reality is we are miles away from where we should be as a club. I just hope all this is heading toward a sale in the summer. Ashley is unbearable.

  • NY Mag

    Feb 1, 2019 at 3:47 AM

    Comment #102


    I agree, legal requirements and moral responsibilities are two entirely different things (our owner doesn’t know or care about the difference).
    However, we have momentum – the man city result and the Almiron signing (regardless of what people think of him)…….perception can overtake reality

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Feb 1, 2019 at 6:13 AM

    Comment #104

    Only a owner wanting to sell would gamble with the clubs future like Ashley has done. I don’t think he expected to still be here so he won’t see much point in investing in players unless absolutely necessary. This year will see a lot of British owned business move into the ownership of foreign investors. I’m still sure we will be one of them. Now is a bad time to buy. Wait a few months and all the conditions will be right providing we stay up.


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