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Newcastle Step Up Preparations For Summer Window



It appears to be ‘business as usual’ at Newcastle United despite the reported interest of the Saudi-backed consortium.

Northern Echo are reporting that Lee Charnley has been tasked with stepping up plans for the summer transfer window.

Steve Bruce has also taken the winter break to hold several meetings with Newcastle’s scouting and recruitment team.

There has been a recent flurry of names surfacing as possible summer targets. One of the more concrete ones is Brentford’s Said Benrahma, who Newcastle had a scout watch on Saturday, along with his teammates Ollie Watkins and Bryan Mbeumo.


There should be a lot of transfer activity this summer with Newcastle only bringing in three loan players last month. The money that was reportedly available should go straight into the summer pot.

We could see Newcastle trigger the purchase clauses for both Nabil Bentaleb and Valentino Lazaro to make them permanent members of the squad. Both players seem to be thrilled with joining Newcastle.

Hopefully, they can help Newcastle mount a charge up the league as well as continue to advance in the FA Cup.

Unfortunately, we’ll also see a few players move on this summer as well. With so many players having their contracts run out by 2021, Newcastle may be forced to offload some of them.

Players like DeAndre Yedlin, Christian Atsu, and Dwight Gayle will become expendable with just one year remaining on their deals. However, there are others like Matt Ritchie, Ciaran Clark, Jonjo Shelvey, and Fabian Schar, who we would like to see given extensions.

It apparently will go down to the wire on others with less than six months remaining. Federico Fernandez, Javier Manquillo, and Karl Darlow could leave as free agents if they aren’t offered new deals.

Newcastle have plenty to sort out before the summer window opens. So it’s a good thing they are starting the preparations ahead of time.


41 comments so far

  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 11, 2020 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #1

    Toon 22 looks like JD sports takeover of another company has been blocked, I believe Ashley objected to the take-over.

    2
  • RobLeenio

    Feb 11, 2020 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #2

    Summer window? It’s cold enough in Toon to freeze Hell. Summer feels a long way off yet.

    Besides, we’ll have new owners by then….

    😉

    3
  • jazzyp

    Feb 11, 2020 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #3

    Rob

    Hopefully better players brings better tactics going forward mate.Because the footy on display at present is pretty non discript

    8
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Feb 11, 2020 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #4

    Get rid of Darlow and replace with Woodman? Only thing is would Woodman really want to sit on the bench behind Dubravka?

    Selling Dubravka would be a bad idea we would be relegated this season without him

    Darlow seems happy enough to be backup could we offer him another contract and then loan Woodman out for another season?

    2
  • lesh

    Feb 11, 2020 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #5

    Business as usual suggests, to me anyway, that this has been put out to put pressure on club’s buyer(s). It might indicate that Ashley’s playing silly buggers again, demanding this that and the other.

    3
  • hibbit

    Feb 11, 2020 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #6

    jazzyp sorry mate, everyone’s a bit touchie at the moment including me 😉

    2
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Feb 11, 2020 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #7

    Saxon,

    Odious poster definition…

    Anyone who doesn’t agree that every takeover is a PR exercise by Ashley and his team to fool supporters into buying season tickets, an excuse for not spending in transfer windows and a deliberate wind up to pi$$ off NUFC fans.

    Also, anyone who doesn’t believe that Ashley employs shills and PR merchants to post pro-MA stuff on here.

    And, anyone who doesn’t applaud and agree with everyone who says the club is ruined, dead on its feet and that supporters who go to matches are meek mild Ashley apologists with their heads up their ar$e..

    Guess that makes me one of odious posters then.

    7
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Feb 11, 2020 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #8

    OP

    Missed your ‘proof’ post.

    Put it up again.

    0
  • hibbit

    Feb 11, 2020 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #9

    jazzyp
    See what I mean LOL 😀 😀 😀 😀

    4
  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 11, 2020 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #10

    bsib I take it that is a confession well done.

    9
  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 11, 2020 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #11

    bsib say 3 million hail marys and 1 million our fathers that should do it.

    4
  • jazzyp

    Feb 11, 2020 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #12

    Hibbit

    No worries mate. Everyone has had enough pal of the circus now.Yet another Fakeover has been put on show for adulation of the masses

    14
  • beermonkey

    Feb 11, 2020 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #13

    with the success of both darlow and laschelles for not alot of money i cant believe we never carried on with that sort of policy
    i think its time to for darlow to go and bring woodman in

    4
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 11, 2020 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #14

    Hibbit

    Touchy?

    What makes you say that?

    Lol

    It’s utter madness lately

    3
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Feb 11, 2020 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #15

    @Beermonkey

    Often wondered why we never went down that route…..

    Maybe it was because our preferred agents didn’t have domestic players on their roster?

    0
  • beermonkey

    Feb 11, 2020 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #16

    LCBP

    then you find an agent that can help with what you want, there have been a few since we bought that pair that have moved and for not huge sums of money while not world beaters would have made great squad players

    its a shame we seem to drift from window to window and every year we are told the manager has had meetings about the window yet we never seem to buy what the squad needs or the manager

    5
  • jazzyp

    Feb 11, 2020 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #17

    Beer monkey

    Heard ya on lockdown down your neck of the woods

    0
  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 11, 2020 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #18

    beermonkey The clubs been set-up to survive only mate.

    7
  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 11, 2020 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #19

    Suprised Sky/BT put up with the dross.

    5
  • beermonkey

    Feb 11, 2020 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #20

    jazzy

    how are you

    yeah i just read some stuff they sending kids home and that as teachers have been in contact with a patient
    bit of a worry less than 10miles away
    it seems to be spreading fast

    2
  • IrishRob

    Feb 11, 2020 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #21

    I’m gonna step up preparations to sign Messi also.

    0
  • Just a fan

    Feb 11, 2020 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #22

    I reckon I should join the odious posters club.sign me in.

    3
  • jazzyp

    Feb 11, 2020 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #23

    Beer monkey

    Hope you and the family are well.
    Scary times mate,Think China have lost control of the situation to be honest

    1
  • beermonkey

    Feb 11, 2020 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #24

    jazzy
    we are all good thanks

    i think with the way the world is now it would be near impossible to contain the virus

    i promised my boy a trip to the cinema on sat but with potentially getting into schools i am reluctant to take him

    1
  • #cans

    Feb 11, 2020 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #25

    Bills , the only bit of truth in your last post is that you do seem to have your head up your arse 😀
    Seems nobody on here is allowed a view other than you – get a grip mate, it’s the internet and truth be told we are playing some of the worst football I’ve seen us play ..despite our league position and the fact we managed to knock 2 league 1 teams out the f.a. cup after replays
    Ashley clearly will only sell on his terms , none of which seem to be attractive to buyers for this ‘gold mine’ of a club ..

    You up for this bet or not ?

    10
  • #cans

    Feb 11, 2020 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #26

    IrishRob – Neymar is wavering, if you could get Messi to sign I’m sure I that would tip neymar in out favour – hurry up mate , got to get this signed before pubs open and he goes on the lash again

    1
  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 11, 2020 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #27

    Covid-19 new name for corona will take 18 months to find an antidote. 2 prisoners infected, work that one out.
    Looks like no hiding place on this one.

    1
  • geordietom

    Feb 11, 2020 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #28

    http://www.nufcblog.co.uk/2020/02/11/wsj-release-intriguing-new-takeover-claims-is-this-how-the-saudi-staveley-talks-all-started/

    ROBLEENIO …

    did you wright this article have a look at the bottom of the page it’s got one of your quotes …

    😀

    4
  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 11, 2020 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #29

    Tom. Robs been rattled enough today give him a rest, please.

    3
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 11, 2020 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #30

    Geordietom

    Ha ha ha!

    I think Rob has competition

    3
  • Jib

    Feb 11, 2020 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #31

    If Carla & Mandy will be running the show
    I can see a return for Rafa

    0
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 11, 2020 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #32

    Really hope that someday soon we have new owners.

    I want to see the club attempt to match its potential and to see the fans rewarded for following the absolute basket case it’s become.

    Until then we can always cheer ourselves with knowing that up to now the players have managed to defy expectation.

    Oh and even when we got demolished by Leicester at least they managed to put their socks on before their boots

    1
  • Jib

    Feb 11, 2020 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #33

    If they co-opt Cheryl on to the board, we’d have the sexiest directors in the PL
    They’d have to offer Sarah Milligan a place in just for balance

    4
  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 11, 2020 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #34

    Bit sexist that one jib.

    3
  • beermonkey

    Feb 11, 2020 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #35

    jib

    is that spike’s daughter or do you mean sarah millican

    3
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Feb 11, 2020 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #36

    *** JOIN THE ODIOUS POSTERS CLUB ***

    Are YOU an odious poster?

    The screaming majority on here believe all of the three statements below – and class all disbelievers as ‘ODIOUS’..

    Take the 30 second test and heart if you want to join the club.

    You are an odious poster if…

    You DON’t believe that every takeover is a PR exercise by Ashley and his team to fool supporters into buying season tickets, an excuse for not spending in transfer windows and a deliberate wind up to pi$$ off NUFC fans.

    You DON’T believe that Ashley employs shills and PR merchants to post pro-MA stuff on here.

    You DON’T applaud and agree with everyone who says the club is ruined, dead on its feet and that supporters who go to matches are meek mild Ashley apologists with their heads up their ar$e..

    6
  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 11, 2020 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #37

    going well at the minute bsib.

    3
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Feb 11, 2020 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #38

    Saxon,

    Means I’ll get re-elected as El Presidente unopposed.

    1
  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 11, 2020 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #39

    God the tension it’s like having sex for the first time.

    1
  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 11, 2020 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #40

    HAHAHA

    1


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