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Report – Newcastle’s Transfer Budget To Top £100m

The Daily Star are reporting that Newcastle’s transfer budget this summer will top £100m, which if spent in total would easily be the highest spent in any transfer window by the club.

How the Daily Star come to this amount is not as straightforward as the title of the article suggests. Basically they are reporting that the transfer budget is £60m plus the £30m from the sale of Ayoze Perez. But that only amounts to £90m you might be asking.

Well, I’ll leave it to Ian Murtagh of the Daily Star to fill you in on the rest of it:

Newcastle sources insist the cash raised from Perez’ imminent move to the Foxes will be added to the £60m already promised to Rafa Benitez before his own departure earlier this week.

And with wantaway Isaac Hayden keen to quit St James’ Park for personal reasons and unlikely to leave for less than £15m, Benitez’ replacement will have a budget for the season running into nine figures.

As you can see, Murtagh is adding player sales to this amount and he is including Isaac Hayden in that equation.

It is true that Isaac Hayden will want to leave this summer to be closer to home for personal reasons. Rafa Benitez was sympathetic to Isaac and was seemingly resigned to his departure this summer.

However, we’ll have to see what happens under the new manager. Though we would expect the club to respect Isaac’s request as it is legitimate and he has acted professionally throughout this season.

Though there is yet to be an offer for Hayden and until one of significant value comes in, Isaac is a Newcastle United player.

Newcastle United Training Centre– where shirts are held and photos are taken

Ian Murtagh also touches on the likely skepticism by fans to this assertion or reinvesting in the squad, as it not very Ashley-esque. Ian Murtagh writes:

That sum will be greeted with plenty of scepticism by a fanbase still reeling from Benitez’ departure, upset at owner Mike Ashley’s running of the club and divided over Perez’ move to a Premier League rival.

He then reasserts him claims of the large transfer budget by referring to sources inside the club. He continues:

But insiders are adamant that Lee Charnley will honour his April pledge that £60m plus every penny raised through sales is to be invested in the team and the new man will be provided with the sort of funds his predecessor could only dream about.

I think Alan Shearer has the appropriate response to this claim.

240 comments so far

  • IrishRob

    Jul 4, 2019 at 2:08 AM

    Comment #1


  • GeordieinOhio

    Jul 4, 2019 at 2:15 AM

    Comment #2

    HI ALL!!! …been away for a few days had my birthday on the 29th, then training until today sooooooo I have not had a chance to really say anything about everything that has happened ……………………

    whta a complete and utter load of fat witches T@Ts that own and run this club!!!!!
    how do you let a manager let Rafa walk away? only an idiot could do that!!!…

    not really bothered about perez leaving for $30 mil if this is a true story! not seen much else since it hit the news…

    BUT…. if players do leave I feel this should tell us that the whole “TAKEOVER” was actually a FAKEOVER!!!

    sad, sad sad times head again with the FATC@NT at the wheel…BOYCOTT EVERYTHING!!!

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 4, 2019 at 2:16 AM

    Comment #3

    They’ve done it before. Ashley’s only option is not to sell. He can back a new man, up to a point, and we’ll most likely accept it. In fact I’d say we almost certainly will.

    No future in it, but as a fanbase, we’ll cop it. Not everyone, but enough.

    I think the real hope is that Ashley, sometime, someday, after so many years of discontent, interspersed with periods of genuine animosity, will simply have had enough and sell.

  • davo

    Jul 4, 2019 at 2:17 AM

    Comment #4

    I think these insiders are probably trying to con a manager into joining us as much as they’re trying to placate the supporters.
    A self respecting manager wouldn’t touch us with a 10 foot barge pole.

  • lesh

    Jul 4, 2019 at 2:26 AM

    Comment #5

    So Ashley’s dangling a supposed £100m transfer kitty to attract some sucker to replace Rafa. Didn’t Rafa say he’d been told about and shown the plans for the new training centre?

    Nothing changes as evidenced by the 2009 thread (see last page of the thread before last) RobLeenio posted. All who have any positive thoughts about Ashley should look at the threads of that period.

    Thanks for posting it Rob, some of those names struck a chord.

  • GeordieinOhio

    Jul 4, 2019 at 2:28 AM

    Comment #6

    THERE is NOT! I say again NOT! a decent manager out there that will associate themselves with NUFC, not a chance …RAFA and the FANs have shown to the world how the FATSLUG has no desire to do anything but suck money from the club, ITS THAT SIMPLE!!!. what was the slogan? RAFA GOES WE GO? was that it? ….time to put up or shut up! …I truly hope there is next to nobody at the home games, any game for that matter…I understand those that have season tickets already paid up BUT the rest …its time for a revolution!!!!!

  • Mag52

    Jul 4, 2019 at 2:28 AM

    Comment #7


  • Mag52

    Jul 4, 2019 at 2:36 AM

    Comment #8

    If Ashley is still in charge come the start of the season, would anyone supporting NUFC rather stay at home for the Arsenal match and follow it on tv or radio while feeling good about taking a principled stand against Ashley, or troop into the ground to see a dispirited side put in a dispiriting performance and come away feeling like sh*t ?
    I think I know my answer to that one.

  • Tongue in Sheikh

    Jul 4, 2019 at 2:59 AM

    Comment #9

    If nobody is going to guess at Bleach’s previous identity I will have to. Taking off your rubber mask a la scooby doo, you are none other than old man firebug

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 4, 2019 at 3:26 AM

    Comment #10

    We need two strikers and two wingers just to have a team to put out. That £100m will soon vanish. Those types of players don’t come cheap.

  • one fine day

    Jul 4, 2019 at 3:46 AM

    Comment #11

    this Daniel storey is hitting nail on the head with a few articles .well worth a read
    most sobering sentence …with the departure of perez and rondon newcastles current top scorer is a cntre back who missed 3 months of the season ….lets just let that pearl sink in when we are thinking of handing him your cash.


  • one fine day

    Jul 4, 2019 at 3:48 AM

    Comment #12

    according to a few the deadline for season tickets is Thursday (today ) then those not renewed will be released for sale .
    will be checking the site to see just how much damage has been done.
    I think if anything less than 20k are available i will be gutted they are winning the PR war.

  • one fine day

    Jul 4, 2019 at 3:49 AM

    Comment #13

    geodie in ohio
    classy avatar btw 🙂

  • Online Guy

    Jul 4, 2019 at 3:53 AM

    Comment #14


    Early start here ..thanks for the link to a band that resonates with me 166# at 12:02.

    Here’s one for you and any Newcastle Supporter.. take note of verse two Lyrics.


  • Online Guy

    Jul 4, 2019 at 4:04 AM

    Comment #15


    Interesting reading back this morn!

  • one fine day

    Jul 4, 2019 at 4:11 AM

    Comment #16

    Thought you’d be the guy best to get onto chi and those who can help
    Get this live site idea off the ground with the city council ?
    big screens/ local business involved / an alternative to setting foot in the ground but as a positive way of saying enough is enough .40k in the park on a sunday afternoon …almost sounds like a verse …
    thoughts ?

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 4, 2019 at 4:12 AM

    Comment #17

    It really isn’t that hard to not renew your season ticket and stay away surely, under the circumstances. You can listen on the radio, watch games in the pub or at home though pay tv or online. You must be able to fill that void productively with something else. Ashley has hijacked the club and to a degree the City. Put your money to better use. But if you must go at least sing out lustily against the regime. That’s the least you can do.

  • Online Guy

    Jul 4, 2019 at 4:13 AM

    Comment #18

    Rob, Submit button got me !

    Had to nip up to Edinburgh after I made last post here last night …watch out for the tramp in the doorway, south end of Prince’s street , who tries to bite your hand if you offer him a few quid !

    Anyone come across the bugger ? Nearly shat myself.

    Growls as well , like an angry bear.

  • Online Guy

    Jul 4, 2019 at 4:19 AM

    Comment #19

    One Fine day .

    I will give her office a call. I have spoke before but usually get talking with the sec ..hes totally supportive and will talk as long as you want to .

    He will have his own ideas as he’s a toon fan big time.

    Good shout .

    Strangely enough I had wrote your name down on a pad and meaning to get back to you on a brilliant post at ..ang on …#123 July 3rd at 10:49 pm. Was just catching up and read it .

  • Online Guy

    Jul 4, 2019 at 4:21 AM

    Comment #20

    One Fine day ..yes !

    We could call it

    It’schicoo park !

  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 4, 2019 at 4:30 AM

    Comment #21

    Online Guy: There is an old homeless guy near me who pushes a shopping trolley around. One freezing Chicago day I tried to give him a couple of dollars and he threw a cup of coffee in my face. Luckily it was cold.

  • Online Guy

    Jul 4, 2019 at 4:33 AM

    Comment #22


    It’s Chi coo park ….(Leazes Park ) It’s Chi Cow Park (Nuns Moor)

    If a few of us email Chi and ask her to ask the city council to fund a big screen in Leazes Park on the day of the Arsenal Match it might happen .. Broadcast Companies agreements providing ?

    Boycott Arse.

  • Online Guy

    Jul 4, 2019 at 4:35 AM

    Comment #23


    It’s a bit of a surprise ! Iv had similar years ago in same city ! Bear with a sore head !

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 4, 2019 at 4:44 AM

    Comment #24

    Sounds like a few of our bloggers

  • jazzyp

    Jul 4, 2019 at 4:49 AM

    Comment #25

    Hahaha more Pr bullshite to attract a manager.
    Fakeover dead in the water,Fans alienated and will be staying away in there thousands,Players leaving.
    But dont worry lads we still have Ashley at the helm

  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 4, 2019 at 4:49 AM

    Comment #26

    OG: the homeless aren’t too bad here for the most part. It is too cold. Try San Francisco, they are in your face the whole time and very aggressive. You just can’t give to everybody but some will swear at you. I used to smoke and was outside a bar having a tab and literally 20 people asked me for one.

  • Online Guy

    Jul 4, 2019 at 4:50 AM

    Comment #27

    I’m off …

    Prediction before I get on me bike.

    Takeover announced in next 24 hours , Jose is our new Gaffa, Perez was sold to make way for Mata -10 . Jose’s Giants.

    Jib….did you notice that the plane from Azi, before setting off for Newcastle of all places, started in Malasia where BZG have major interests and reg company ?

    A thousand clues cannot be all coincedence.

  • Online Guy

    Jul 4, 2019 at 4:53 AM

    Comment #28


    Aye !

    Some angry posts last night I see . Put it down to the dumbing down of education .

    Sun’s up! ..see you later.

  • Online Guy

    Jul 4, 2019 at 5:02 AM

    Comment #29


    If had many same experiences as you have in some far flung places.

    Tunisia !

    Kids and wives begging in the streets for drink money for their husbands/Fathers .

    You want to help but you know where it’s going.

    Same story many places.

  • Online Guy

    Jul 4, 2019 at 5:02 AM

    Comment #30


  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 4, 2019 at 5:12 AM

    Comment #31

    Been to Thailand and there weren’t any beggers. Egypt years ago. The kids wanted pens for some reason and would yell stylo.

  • jazzyp

    Jul 4, 2019 at 5:17 AM

    Comment #32

    Players back today for pre season and Redfearn to take charge.Season ticket renewal day and all of a sudden 100 mill transfer kitty available.
    Come on do me a favour more click bait

  • runheed

    Jul 4, 2019 at 5:42 AM

    Comment #33

    More increasingly desperate carrot dangling by the club.
    Most people have an aim in life to do some good, what happened with Ashley?

  • one fine day

    Jul 4, 2019 at 6:00 AM

    Comment #34

    Online Guy

    Jul 4, 2019 at 4:19 AM

    Comment #19
    thankyou online

    #boycott the arse love it
    happy to email chi if you have her addy
    the more the merrier

  • one fine day

    Jul 4, 2019 at 6:07 AM

    Comment #35

    #122 ? guessing your on about the peoples front of Judea ?:)

  • one fine day

    Jul 4, 2019 at 6:09 AM

    Comment #36


    very apt in the current climate

  • one fine day

    Jul 4, 2019 at 6:11 AM

    Comment #37
  • one fine day

    Jul 4, 2019 at 6:12 AM

    Comment #38

    sorry bout the non football related post .
    better bail before the shill thing bites me in the (boycott)arse .

  • Mund

    Jul 4, 2019 at 6:33 AM

    Comment #39

    So does everyone think today will be the day we hear some updates? Maybe this statement from BZG that has been told is coming?

    Does anyone still believe in the takeover?

  • Tom1664

    Jul 4, 2019 at 6:35 AM

    Comment #40

    Mund – I think yesterday was the day hope died on the blog.

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