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Where Have Some Of Our Reported Targets Ended Up On Deadline Day?

Newcastle have been linked with scores of players this summer. Many already made their moves prior to deadline day and others stayed with their clubs. Here are a few of the players that have made moves on deadline day that were linked with Newcastle this summer, even if some of the links were tenuous at best.

James McCarthy was linked with a £5m move to Newcastle last month along with teammate Yannick Bolasie who reportedly had a £10m release fee. Bolasie ended up turning down a move to CSKA Moscow.

However, James McCarthy has joined Crystal Palace from Everton in an £3m deal.

Ismaila Sarr was linked to Newcastle early this summer and there were even reports that Newcastle had a bid rejected for him. However, it always seemed like Watford were in lead for the Senegalese winger.

Sarr has joined Watford from Rennes in a deal that could rise to €36m. It has been reported the fee is €30m with an additional €6m if Watford avoid relegation.

Djibril Sidibe was a shock target a few weeks ago when it was reported that Newcastle were in discussions for the French right-back from Monaco. Nothing ever came from those initial reports.

Sidibe has joined Everton on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy. The permanent deal is believed to be around £12m.

Charlie Austin was again linked with a move this summer to Newcastle United. The 30-year-old striker was also heavily linked in the summer of 2015.

He has signed for West Brom in the Championship for around £4m on a two-year deal.

Aaron Mooy was linked to Newcastle throughout the second half of this past Premier League season. He was also linked in May as being a possible replacement for Mo Diame or Isaac Hayden, who it was thought was leaving at the time.

Mooy has joined Brighton on a season-long loan deal.

158 comments so far

  • BenbulbenMag

    Aug 9, 2019 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #121

    Our number 1 priority is and will continue to be : Get Ashley Out. He will never change his spots and while we got a McClarenesque window this time, we all know why that is.

    That being said I’m looking forward to seeing how the players link up and pan out.

    If (Joelinton, Almiron, Maximin (J.A.M.) start well together and develop a good understanding, this could be the most exciting attack force we’ve had for years.

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 9, 2019 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #122

    Hibbitt maybe he signed the swedish guy because we have poor defenders on the right, especially Yedlin. The man is damned by many dimwits here because he managed the mackems ( in a professional sporting context this is a bit silly lets be honest) or because he isnt St Rafa who fought (and ultimately lost against ) Ashley. Yes this could well be a scary season with these new players and new coach but its time to seperate ashley from bruce and get behind the team.

  • DubaiMicky

    Aug 9, 2019 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #123

    Oh, and another thing, people talking about why we didn’t buy Rondon – you really think he would have signed for us without Rafa? If so, giver yer heeds a shake.

    Rafa’s gone, like KK, like SBR, like pardew, he’s history, now let’s get behind the team.

    I don’t support the boycott. Why? Because it won’t make a difference to the megalomaniac fat twat that I’d love to see us rid of. All that will get rid of him is by supporting the team, including Bruce (who I also never wanted), and get an investor to pay what he wants.

    That, I believe, is the only way to get rid of ashLIE.

  • 9

    Aug 9, 2019 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #124

    Mag52 @110,
    Mooy (an outstanding loan for Brighton) was only announced right at the end of the window,I believe, so your point about the standoff/delay can’t apply in his case. Some player.

  • hibbit

    Aug 9, 2019 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #125

    Munster Mag

    Rafa’s gone you really need to move on, this mornings discussion has been all about Bruce and the Players and the problems they face but even in that context you have to bring your dislike of Rafa into the conversation.

  • Onalos

    Aug 9, 2019 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #126


    I’d completely forgot about some of these beauties 🙂

  • BenbulbenMag

    Aug 9, 2019 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #127

    Dubai I disagree with you. Ashley will never sell the goose that keeps laying golden eggs for him. 12 years have taught us that. Each season is the same fakeover.

    The only thing that will get rid of Ashley is to make all of his business dealings with and without us as difficult as possible. This is trench warfare. There will be no white knight riding in to save (purchase) us. Ashley will not allow it. He will continue to shift the goalposts and look for crazy advertising etc. deals.

    We all need to get that through our heads. By all means support the team.

    The only thing Ashley loves is Sports Direct we need to create and maintain a shit storm of negative media for Sports Direct. Boycotting will drag the Sports Direct Brand into disrepute – perfect. It’s merely one brick on the road to a successful Ashley free future for Newcastle.

  • hibbit

    Aug 9, 2019 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #128


    “I don’t support the boycott”

    easy to say from your nest 3500 miles away, why should folk be expected to pay hard earned money if the don’t agree with the present situation,
    surly that’s there right to choose, not yours to criticise

  • Novocastrian66

    Aug 9, 2019 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #129

    Good video that Onalos.

  • DubaiMicky

    Aug 9, 2019 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #130

    hibbit, when did I criticise?

    This is exactly what I mean in that Toon fans will never be united, and will always attack each other, we all have the same goal, there are many roads to it.

  • B&W blood

    Aug 9, 2019 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #131

    Sports direct already is in disrepute across the country our boycott won’t effect the opinion people around the country of sports direct even if they had a good reputation.

    A lot of fans think the rest of the county know a lot more about us than they really do.

    Take a step back and imagine a boycott at Brighton, Bournemouth, Burnley or the like.if there was a boycott at one of those grounds how many people outside the their area would even know who the owners are nevermind which companys advertised around the ground are owned by the owner

  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 9, 2019 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #132


    who have sunderland got tomorrow?

  • DubaiMicky

    Aug 9, 2019 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #133

    BenbulbenMag, in that case protest against the shops and the warehouse, the director’s houses as they are implicit in the demise of NUFC.

    By harming the team you won’t get rid of him.

    As I said to hibbit, same goal, just different routes to it. (Like going to Edinburgh, I prefer the A696/A68, others will go for the A1, we have the same destination, just different routes).

  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 9, 2019 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #134

    It’s a bit sickening listening to the ignorance of some people still giving out after Rafa has left the building.
    Put it in to perspective, Rafa did an amazing job with the tools he had with virtually no support from Ashley and Charnley. It wasn’t always pretty, although that improved massively when he finally got Almiron on board and Rondon and Perez clicked and Shar scored some worldies.

    Do people really think Rafa wanted Muto and Murphy. Now we see a serial failure in Bruce backed with 2 strikers, one costing 40 M. Go figure. As someone said ”Rafa made us dream of what could be, Ashley reminds us of what will never be”.

  • Rob1971

    Aug 9, 2019 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #135

    Munster quite a few days ago you said the fans need to move on from Rafa yet every day you bring him up (with mainly snide comments), I think it’s you that needs to move on and stop commenting about him every day

  • hibbit

    Aug 9, 2019 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #136

    if folk don’t support the boycott that’s fine, but it does seem to me that the most anti boycott posters are in fact none match going fans anyway, and a lot of them aren’t even in the UK which i find really odd that they have such strong opinions from afar on how we spend our cash

  • Nufc-83

    Aug 9, 2019 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #137

    Rotonda the money was there to spend for Rafa as well but he decided to leave for a big pay day.

  • DubaiMicky

    Aug 9, 2019 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #138

    Again hibbit, (how many times does it take), all I stated was I don’t agree with the boycott, not that I disagree with others that do, it’s a simple difference of opinion about how we drive to Edinburgh!

  • Toonboy_84

    Aug 9, 2019 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #139

    2 days before kick off and we’re still talking politics and figures. Rafa is gone, the slug is still here, window is closed. We are where we are.

    Allow yourself to enjoy the fact that your team are playing Sunday. You are going to see a glimpse of what our new recruits are capable of. Match day is back!

  • DubaiMicky

    Aug 9, 2019 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #140

    Oh, and another thing, you’re suggesting there’s two (or more) categories of fans? Those that live in the catchment area of SJP and those that don’t – and the ones that do are more important than those that don’t?


  • B&W blood

    Aug 9, 2019 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #141

    I am a match goer and not going to boycott, anyone who wants to is entitled to do what they feel is best for them.

    I am not in a position to tell them which is right and wrong, i may be wrong but i don’t see what effect the boycott will have other than possibly effect the team.

    What is it going to do if there are significant empty areas.

    Show rest of country we are not happy – they dont care

    Show Ashley we are not happy- he knows and doesn’t care.

    Effect gate money – insignificant in the grand scheme of income

    I agree with DB he will only go when he gets the money he wants

  • hibbit

    Aug 9, 2019 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #142

    yes i actual do think that, i believe folk that put there money were there mouth is and actual go to games do have more of a say, but i definitely don’t think it makes them better fans, as i think if the shoe was on the other foot fans like you would go to games if circumstances permitted

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 9, 2019 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #143

    For those wondering why we’ve bought Krafth a defensive minded RB.

    IMO because 3-5-2 might be the starting line up but we may need to change to 4 at the back if we are defending a lead or closing a draw out away.

    We’ve got Dummet for LB but Yedlin and Manquillo were always the likely weaknesses defensively in the last 20 minutes of holding out.

    It makes sense to have Krafth available for a back 4.

  • dig-n-dig22

    Aug 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #144

    Mixed feelings about the new season and the window, I really wanted Ashley gone and I definitely didn’t want Bruce but looking at positives, if Bruce sets up the team structure the way Rafa did to start with, I think we will be OK. granted we have lost Rondon and Perez goals but we now have blistering pace up front and in midfield, we can still keep a solid shape in defence but have key players Schar,Shelvey,Longstaff, and Lejeune who can take advantage of pace we have available up front, Joelinton,Almeron,Gayle, Bruce’s reputation stems from his strong central defensive partnership with Pallister so I hope he can address the problem of defending corners and and crosses into the box. Bruce needs to convert Schar,Lescelles into a solid central defensive unit that doesn’t get brushed aside when strikers barge through on goal. Two additional defenders should mean Yedlin gets nowhere near the first team. I think it’s a good time to play Arsenal, just hope we can kickoff with 3pts and give David Luiz
    a baptism of fire, followed by 3pts at Norwich, could be our best start in years.

  • Nufc-83

    Aug 9, 2019 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #145

    Bill I guess it will work the other way as well in that we may want to go with a 433 to get ASM, Joelinton/Carrol and Almiron on the pitch together if need to get back in a game.

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 9, 2019 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #146

    Getting relegated will make Ashley less likely to sell.

    He has a price he wants and he won’t get that price as a Champs team.

    The best chance we have of a real billionaire buyer with dosh to throw at the team is if we are a top 10/12 side with 4/5 top players who are already the basis of a top 4 team.

    Any fan thinking Ashley will sell on the cheap if we get relegated and slink away with his tail between his legs needs to think again.

    All he would do if we didn’t come straight back up is to cut his cloth according to any reduced income.

    And that could make our situation 10x worse.

  • DubaiMicky

    Aug 9, 2019 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #147

    So what’s next hibbit? If you get a concession you’re not as important as a full ticket price payer?

    It really doesn’t make sense. I won’t buy anything from Sports Direct, so now replica shirts etc. However if my life circumstances allowed me to be in the North East, I’d have a full price season ticket – would even buy a pint or three there, would that make me an uber fan in your mind?

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Aug 9, 2019 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #148

    Carroll captained West Ham on a number of occasions. They paid a fortune for him and gave him another contract. Very well regarded player. We’ve got him for peanuts, and this is home. Ours and his. Silly to call it PR, or desperate. There’s more to it than that. It’s terrific to have him back.

  • outside the box

    Aug 9, 2019 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #149

    not sure if it has been mentioned/sorted …but does murphy going to sheff wed mean an agreement has been agreed re brucie….maybe loan fee?.
    reckon brucie will gamble and leave out elliott hence signing young keeper ..or is yedlins injury worse than thought …hence signing rb…

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 9, 2019 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #150

    On one hand you keep mentioning divide and conquer to remind fans to stay united, and on the other you’ve had a long going us and them mentality against people living abroad and armchair fans. NUST did a survey last week and armchair fans supported the protests more than ST holders and there will be 40,000 ST holders going to the match so this theory isn’t even true. We are all fans regardless where we live or are born otherwise we wouldn’t be on here everyday. When you move abroad you don’t stop supporting, nor give up your right to have an opinion. Ps- I’m not saying your wrong that people shouldn’t pour cold water on a protest before its had a chance or that its up to people how they choose to spend their own money. But that goes for the many non political fans who choose to go to the game.

  • hibbit

    Aug 9, 2019 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #151

    B&W blood @141 a very fair comment,
    just as you feel it’s your right to go, i feel its my right not to, my grip is not with guys like you who respect peoples right to protest, but with the poster on here who continual say they know best but in real terms never contribute a penny of there cash to the club as they never attend games, just as you have ever right to attend games i have every right not to boycott weather you or anyone else thinks it will achieve its desired goal

  • toon22

    Aug 9, 2019 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #152

    No getting relegated and staying out of the prem will force the sale eventually
    As we will start to cost him money instead of making it for him
    He runs the club in such a way as to keep the tv money and get his global advert
    Once those things are gone it costs him

    Sadly it’s that or the HMRC as our only chance

  • RobLeenio

    Aug 9, 2019 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #153

    The squad is looking far more flexible now than at any time in the last three years. We can do three, four or five at the back, one two or three up front or load the midfield. Ideal for a manager with a strong tactical nouse and the ability to adapt in game.

    Shame we allowed him to leave and replaced him with a coach who chucks eleven players on the pitch and goes to sleep.

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 9, 2019 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #154


    Dead right on that post.

    How can someone give it the anti divide and conquer line and then do exactly themselves what they are accusing others of trying to do.

    We may have different views on how to look at the situation with Ashley but two things unite 99% of fans…

    1. We are all passionate supporters of NUFC


    2. We want Ashley replaced by a genuine ambitious owner with the dosh to back that ambition up.

    All the rest is just hot air, the hottest and most disruptive of which comes from those who say anyone who disagrees with their extremist, doom laden opinions is a spineless, apathetic weakling taken in by Ashley PR or an actual paid shill themselves.

    And they think that will shame others into joining their camp or packing in supporting the team not the regime?

    It won’t…

    It will just divide fans even further.

  • Zele

    Aug 9, 2019 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #155

    B&W blood,

    I think you have summed it up what many think.

    Yes, fans (some of whom I’m sure never attend a match) have the right to join a boycott even if the purpose of the boycott is not entirely clear.

    Demonstrating near one Sports Direct shop out of nearly 700 worldwide will make no difference to the bottom line of Sports Direct or Mike Ashley if that is one of the aims of the boycott.

    Ashley will only leave when he sells the club for the money he is asking for. A boycott will have no bearing on that.

    The absence of many hundreds possibly thousands of fans in the stadium will not impact the revenues of the club as gate money is insignificant compared to television rights. The fans would have a greater impact on the club’s revenues If they prevented Sky from ever televising matches from St James Park.

    If it is to attract the media it will probably be successful but only once as it will not be newsworthy a second time around.

  • B&W blood

    Aug 9, 2019 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #156


    I go to take my boy and want him to love going as he will be supporting long after Ashley has gone.

    Regardless of political situation there is no greater feeling than seeing his little face when we leave games like city and everton last season and we don’t get many of them so dont want to miss the chance of any.

    In 30 years time hopefully ashley will be a distant memory and we will be in the pub talking about the time we came back from 2 0 down or when we best city

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 9, 2019 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #157

    Hibbitt, the reason I brought Rafa up was because people are comparing him to Bruce all the time, so in reality its your own creation. The other reason is that I had to listen to 3 years of shit from people like you who stupidly decided that Rafa Benitez was above criticism. I spend the same amount of time arguing the contrary, whilst blokes like you and your ilk bitched at me en masse. So stick it up your arse, and the next time, try to remember all the praise I gave the man aswell. This place is populated by one eyed loons like you.

  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 9, 2019 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #158



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