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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

  • #BleachTheLeech

    Jul 4, 2019 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #161

    Genj

    Already forwarded it on to relevant groups mate

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jul 4, 2019 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #162

    Tha is NY, so players can be bought and sold if they both agree? Does the premier league/FA have any rules re this situation? Anyone know?

    0
  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jul 4, 2019 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #163

    Should read thanks NY

    0
  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 4, 2019 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #164

    Another date where people hope for news in relation to a takeover will come and go with nothing said.

    0
  • Tatforsale Mikey

    Jul 4, 2019 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #165

    On the subject of nust they didn’t seem to agree with boycotting the games…. Will they have a vote to decide and when needs sorting now

    1
  • #BleachTheLeech

    Jul 4, 2019 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #166

    Band camp Rob (sorry)

    I’ll pass it on but personally I don’t think that would be feasible (far too many people to reach) and don’t think it would come across on TV very well.

    Still, it’s an idea so cheers.

    1
  • #BleachTheLeech

    Jul 4, 2019 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #167

    Who guesses my previous handle last night?

    Sorry. Freezing cold.

    2
  • lochinvar

    Jul 4, 2019 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #168

    More bollox.

    Newcastle United chief Lee Charnley is hoping for a swift manager appointment as he narrows down the club’s hunt to a four-man shortlist, according to the Daily Star.

    The newspaper claim on their website that the Magpies have lined up Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta, Belgium boss Roberto Martinez, Burnley manager Sean Dyche and OGC Nice’s Patrick Vieira, who is said to remain in Newcastle’s sights despite seemingly ruling himself out earlier this week.

    The report also says that there could be a fifth candidate on their radar.

    Arteta – might be an idea, if he wants to come and we can afford him
    Martinez – has said non
    Dyche – Burnley will want compensation
    Viera – also says non
    5th candidate on the radar – doh, that’s Ashley helicopter

    Gawd help us

    1
  • RobLeenio

    Jul 4, 2019 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #169

    #bleach you’ve already been outed by Tongue in Sheikh and I posted that I knew who you were too before that.

    Tongue in Sheikh hasn’t said who he used to post as, though – maybe you should return the favour lol

    😉

    1
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jul 4, 2019 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #170

    Never one to miss a chance to fleece the fans.

    SD has today started selling packs of clutching straws.

    These 20 packs come with a free kick in the nuts and a season ticket renewal reminder.

    Plans are also underway for plane spotting binoculars to be sold.

    5
  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 4, 2019 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #171

    Robleenio

    Empty ground far better, just stay away and let Sky broadcast that image to millions worldwide

    11
  • #BleachTheLeech

    Jul 4, 2019 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #172

    Band Camp Rob

    No. I’m flattered you’d think I was firebug haha. I believe he’s still posting under that handle. Although our thoughts are aligned regarding the leech.

    0
  • toon22

    Jul 4, 2019 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #173

    Droopy

    LoL

    Some might need a family pack

    0
  • lochinvar

    Jul 4, 2019 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #174

    Jib
    Jul 4, 2019 at 9:16 AM
    Comment #129

    sad sight

    Jeepers
    They haven’t even freshened the paint work on the Manager sign on the parking spot – it’s faded away (symbolic)
    The building looks like a former Little Chef
    The doorman looks like he’s on the set of Phoenix Nights
    Just missing an ice cream van and a few bairns hanging around with a deflated football ………cue Tumbleweeds drifting across the entrance

    4
  • toon22

    Jul 4, 2019 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #175

    I doubt the teams got footballs to train with right now

    1
  • lochinvar

    Jul 4, 2019 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #176

    Anyone had a look inside SJP of late ?
    Presumably the Sports Direct signs that were taken down are now back up or have they been replaced with Watch this space – Debenhams signs arriving soon

    1
  • geordietom

    Jul 4, 2019 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #177

    just caught up on the blog …

    about beggers i dont usually give beggers money but yesterday shopping with the missus…

    there was a lad begging . he said excuse me sir have you any change . i walk past them as a rule caught his accent. ask him where he was from he said NEWCASTLE only a youngun …

    so we gave him a tenner … so sad in my eyes young geordie in derby living on the streets …

    if he was a mackem he would of got nowt …

    2
  • toon22

    Jul 4, 2019 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #178

    Maybe MA will loan them a few of those placka ones
    If the price is right

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jul 4, 2019 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #179

    Rob, If we start saying #BleachTheLeech used to be Jeff from Benwell, it will surely force his hand to reveal his true identity. Might upset Jib mind.

    4
  • toon22

    Jul 4, 2019 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #180

    Debenhams is a good shout to where this seasons transfer budget ends up

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  • toon22

    Jul 4, 2019 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #181

    Hiya JIB

    2
  • geordiemark

    Jul 4, 2019 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #183

    dear mike ashley with the state of play at the club and the new season just weeks away, players leaving it maybe a good idea to put your crap direct signs up around the goal area only way we wont get relegated this year well next year

    1
  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 4, 2019 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #184

    I know huddersfield is not a big club like ours but did not take long for there takeover, players would not be sold if a takeover was on the Horizon .

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  • Foggy Hall to Timbuktu

    Jul 4, 2019 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #185

    Hope we get some form of statement today. Either good or bad.

    Hate this feeling of being in limbo.

    1
  • Dubs Left Glove

    Jul 4, 2019 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #186

    That picture of Collback makes me fear for my life, the thought of him being one of starting midfielders next year, enough to make me cry.

    5
  • geordiemark

    Jul 4, 2019 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #187

    lochinvar

    not many of them players look upset while returning to training i see

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 4, 2019 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #188

    Latest manager odds from William Hill

    3/1 Mikel Arteta
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    7/1 Neil Redfearn
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    1
  • geordiemark

    Jul 4, 2019 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #189

    out of that lot id go for arteta or moyes but dont rule out good old sam lochinvar

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Jul 4, 2019 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #190

    Chris Waugh@ChrisDHWaugh

    Returning loanees Jack Colback, Jacob Murphy, Rolando Aarons, Dwight Gayle & Achraf Lazaar are among the players back at #nufc’s training centre. First-team regulars such as Jamaal Lascelles, Federico Fernandez & Matt Ritchie are also back.

    “Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.”

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  • RobLeenio

    Jul 4, 2019 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #191

    Rotonda, agreed on the empty ground. The problem is that getting that to happen will be almost impossible, so may as well make a statement with those who feel compelled to turn up.

    I guess you’d also need a couple of instigators to let everyone know when to shut up, spread round the ground. Given that anyone who feels strongly enough will likely not be going, that might be tough too.

    Still, the idea’s out there, it can be built on or ditched.

    1
  • toon22

    Jul 4, 2019 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #192

    It’ll be Neil Redfern wether he/we like it or not
    The way fatso is acting he don’t mind the relegation

    2
  • RobLeenio

    Jul 4, 2019 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #193

    #bleach, I’m stumped for now then. Thought I had you 😉

    Good game this, I’ll get back to you.

    0
  • lochinvar

    Jul 4, 2019 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #194

    Geordiemark@183
    not many of them players look upset while returning to training i see

    Somehow you feel that they knew from Rafa what way the wind was blowing.
    They get paid a huge amount of money to play football.
    The sun is shining.

    1
  • geordiemark

    Jul 4, 2019 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #195

    RobLeenio

    bomb scare soon empty it oops i never said that

    2
  • geordiemark

    Jul 4, 2019 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #196

    aye RobLeenio, maybe a good few of them didnt really like rafas tactics and how he treated some of them, dont think any players would

    0
  • Jib

    Jul 4, 2019 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #197

    Rob
    Bleach is Average Contents ffs

    2
  • geordiemark

    Jul 4, 2019 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #198

    aye well hes already there isnt he mr frog so saves good old ashley money end of the day

    1
  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 4, 2019 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #199

    Jib

    I liked your quote the other day about Rafa working the press and leaving a martyr. The flipside though would be that MA got everything he wanted out of the manager also.

    With a little hindsight and a lot of predictability, the owner could not have been any more lucky when Rafa joined. Returned to the PL at the first time of asking with a transfer profit. Established in a holding pattern with no additional outlay, everything the owner could want without any of the anti managerial rhetoric.

    So now Rafas contract is over and he has served his purpose diligently. But there has only really been one winner and everyone else has had three years of getting to know what a real football club feels like.

    1
  • geordietom

    Jul 4, 2019 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #200

    has ginger jacks sneck got bigger he’s got some conk …

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