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Player Wages Could Prove Detrimental To Newcastle’s Winter Window



With a maxed out squad, Newcastle will have to offload players to bring in any new signings month. The prime candidates right now to leave are forward Dwight Gayle and midfielder Ki Sung-yueng. Both players are reportedly attracting interest from clubs for moves this month.

However, the stumbling block for any move for the pair will be them accepting lower wages. Both are on Premier League salaries but are not attracting interest from Premier League clubs.

The issue has already reportedly scuppered a move for Ki back to Celtic. The Chronicle are reporting that Celtic want to bring Ki in this month but can’t afford his wages.


Similarly, the Telegraph say that Gayle is interested in a move for first-team football this month. However, he is not willing to take a pay cut to do so.

Hopefully, as the end of the window gets closer, both players will reevaluate their stances on taking less money to move on. They’ve both only started one game apiece this season and have failed to make any impact.

Ki made his return for the FA Cup match this past weekend and came on as a substitute but was just a passenger. Dwight Gayle missed the trip altogether with what is being reported as a tight hamstring.

With Ki’s contract having just 6 months left, he may opt to stick around to seek the best deal this summer. However, there have been rumblings that he’s itching to leave this month.


As for Gayle, he has 18 months left on his contract and if he doesn’t move this month, his value could diminish significantly this summer. So it’s definitely in Newcastle’s best interest to convince the poacher his future lies elsewhere.

Bruce will have to bring in a striker this month. Newcastle seem to be making a concerted effort with approaches for Chelsea duo Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi as well as AC Milan’s Krzysztof Piatek.

However, they have been rebuffed thus far. Though we’ll eventually get someone in and the last thing the club needs is more players on big wages who are not part of the 25 man squad.

There’s already Jack Colback, Henri Saivet, and Jamie Sterry. Dwight Gayle and Ki Sung-yueng don’t need to be added to the list.


67 comments so far

  • toon22

    Jan 6, 2020 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #1

    Munster

    Hahahahaha

    2
  • c-dog

    Jan 6, 2020 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #2

    KSY horrendous signing

    2
  • c-dog

    Jan 6, 2020 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #3

    Keep signing dross we can’t get rid of and allows Ashley to use it as an excuse

    0
  • c-dog

    Jan 6, 2020 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #4

    Gayle was an excellent signing in the championship

    1
  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Jan 6, 2020 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #5

    What must be concerning the club is if we finally offload these hangers-on what players are they going to get to replace them as resident cash-hooverimg limpets? Bit of a poser that one but I’m sure they’ll manage, they have an experienced scouting team after all.

    0
  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 6, 2020 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #6

    In Bruce we trust.

    1
  • posada

    Jan 6, 2020 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #7

    Ki – pay him off Obertan style and get rid.
    Did you see him pointing at Atsu as the Rochdale player made the run that ended with their goal.
    Looked bad.
    Cost nowt get rid as best we can.

    Likewise Colback and Saivet.

    Gayle – Let him go for 8 million. Then the buying club can pay his wages.
    Chumley probably has him worth 18 million on his balance sheet and some daft perverse incentive for keeping him.

    8M for someone who does not play. Good business.

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 6, 2020 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #8

    TnMW,
    I always thought Armstrong was a CF, never ever heard about him talked up as a winger.

    0
  • G

    Jan 6, 2020 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #9

    Suprised Celtic or Rangers havent come in for Gayle. He would be worth the wage to tear it up North of the Border.

    3
  • toonluvva

    Jan 6, 2020 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #10

    We’ll shift out a few players in the January window and fail to get any replacements “over the line.”

    0
  • 9

    Jan 6, 2020 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #11

    What the devil is Colback doing with himself nowadays? How much longer are we contracted to pay him good money?

    0
  • G

    Jan 6, 2020 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #12

    Isnt Collback long term injured?

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 6, 2020 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #13

    Transfer markt has him as a CF, wiki as a striker, that’s probably why you thought he was doing reasonably well if you thought he was a winger. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not Joelinton or Riverieieeere bad but still not great for a striker and a massive difference to his strike rate in the league below.

    0
  • 9

    Jan 6, 2020 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #14

    How about Joelinton and Colback to Sunlun permanently, for free?

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 6, 2020 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #15

    toonluvva,
    I thought we’d see a lot more outgoings than in-comings but now I’m not so sure, I thought Manquillo, Clarke, KI and Gayle would be gone but three of them are injured and I don’t think anyone in their right mind would pay for Ki when he’s free in six months. Plus given the state we appear to be in I think it would be foolish even by Churnleys standards, nope, they need to bite the bullet and pay up Wearside Jack and Saviet and bring some bloody good reinforcements in.

    1
  • kc2012

    Jan 6, 2020 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #16

    Gayle would smash the Scottish league so he would be a fantastic signing for the 2 big boys up there, as would Ki.

    Colback is an ok player at Championship level so if we’re serious about bringing players in then you’d think we’d lower our asking prices and get rid. Even if we got £15m for all 3 it’s better than having 3 players taking up wages and squad places.

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 6, 2020 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #17

    G,
    Coincidentally he’s out till May, just pay him off and get rid.

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 6, 2020 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #18

    kc2012,
    Probably can’t afford to pay 50K a week.

    1
  • getoutofworeclub

    Jan 6, 2020 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #19

    We should keep Gayle we will need him next season in the championship

    4
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 6, 2020 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #20

    We’re ball number seven in the draw tonight.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 6, 2020 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #21

    Where’s Jiblets been all day, still licking his wounds searching the archives for players we’ve bought in the first week of the window, I think he’ll struggle with that one post 2007.

    3
  • posada

    Jan 6, 2020 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #22

    Life is like a box of chocolates.
    You never know what you’re gonna get.
    Come on Lucky Ball No.7.

    Tell me Ma me Ma I won’t be home for tea ………………….

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 6, 2020 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #23

    We need Northampton at home for some morale boosting possession stats and Brucie’s win ratio.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 6, 2020 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #24

    I feel a bit sorry for the Rochdale lads, they’ll be buzzing to be playing like a stadium like ours, they’ll have seen last seasons Saturday evening game against Lpool, the flags, the noise, pure footballing passion, then they’ll walk in to that stadium and start asking if their gaffer has given them the right date 😮

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 6, 2020 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #25

    I bet the club give them as many tickets as they like, probably 7K of them, with around 10K of us dotted round the place, mostly sitting in the Platinum club if it’s the same price as everywhere else.

    2
  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 6, 2020 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #26

    Munster

    i agree bruce is dull and long ball, but the second half of last eason with rondon, perez and miggy was anything but.
    You often champion perez who linked up the defence and attack superbly.

    If charmless wasn’t such a c–p negotiator we may well have got arteta and yes the grey dullards will say he has no experience but football is meant to be about enjoyment and entertainment and arteta will bring that in spades to arsenal. bruce is just about as diamentrically opposed to an arteta as you could get, more in the jack charlton planet ball mould.

    4
  • 9

    Jan 6, 2020 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #27

    O, I see we have Colback until this June. End in sight, then.

    2
  • G

    Jan 6, 2020 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #28

    Do the insurance not pay the players when injured? Or did I dream it?

    1
  • G

    Jan 6, 2020 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #29

    I’m sure there was something introduced becausecwe sued the FA when Owen got injured playing for England? It might be something I dreamed up mind

    0
  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 6, 2020 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #30

    https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.OBMbFZ8GA3sM_VE5pEd9_gHaNI&pid=Api&P=0&w=300&h=300

    Jib………. No donkeys bought in the first week of any transfer window as a panic buy.
    The only donkeys we have in this window are these pair of asses!!!!

    1
  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 6, 2020 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #31

    That was surreal . I was browsing through looking for a funny pic of a donkey and saw that. How downright appropriate .

    1
  • 9

    Jan 6, 2020 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #32

    So we have ex-1st team players earning 1st team money but not registered to play. This is, obviously, drastically bad management. Can anyone advise how common this is among EPL clubs? Are we particularly incompetent? Averagely incompetent/par for the course? Less bad than some? Less bad than most? Any advice welcome.

    0
  • lochinvar

    Jan 6, 2020 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #33

    With the need to improve our results is it too much to expect that Chumley will have offloaded the deadwood and have the new players in training with the team before we loose any more points ?

    I know the answer but apparently writing is a form of therapy .

    0
  • jane

    Jan 6, 2020 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #34

    at least we didn’t go out to a lower league team like Brighton, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa did.

    0
  • jane

    Jan 6, 2020 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #35

    and we got a money spinning replay.

    0
  • Bladey

    Jan 6, 2020 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #36

    JANE
    Yeah let’s all rejoice that we didn’t get knocked out like a few other epl teams
    Why don’t we have a parade around the city
    MUG
    ASH IN CARVER AND WISE IN BRUCE OUT

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 6, 2020 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #37

    re that comment where J was being coached by Mikem n Brakum, wan’t it more a case of dribbling over him rather than around him. Makes more sense to me!

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 6, 2020 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #38

    I have a distinct feeling that Rochdale are going to be a bit unhappy with their share of the gate replay!

    1
  • jane

    Jan 6, 2020 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #39

    Bladey lets see the draw before we get too carried away.

    0
  • Munster Mag

    Jan 6, 2020 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #40

    Rotunda I think if SB and Rafa had the same players you wud get much the same football, with a more compact better drilled defence from rafa. That doesn’t say loads for a “world class manager”. His game v Fat Sam’s Everton, there was little to see in terms of style difference I think.

    1


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