Newcastle made just one move to close out the domestic transfer window. Unexpectedly it wasn’t a player leaving as we only added 19-year-old free agent Bradley Cross to the ranks.
As of now Rolando Aarons, Christian Atsu, Achraf Lazaar, and Henri Saivet are still Magpies unless they can reach agreements with Newcastle to terminate the final year of their contracts.
It looked almost certain that Aarons had found a new home with Huddersfield Town. The two clubs had been negotiating with Rolando even traveling to Huddersfield to seal a deal. However, it looks like the paperwork was not submitted in time and the move has collapsed.
Overall our transfer window has been very good with some excellent business as far as additions. However, the £100k/week in wages for the four players who won’t make Steve Bruce’s final squad has to somewhat detract from the positivity of this window.
As for our poll on what readers thought of the window, a resounding majority think this was a good one for Newcastle. We’ve had a net spend of £35m with Bruce unable to generate much through outgoings. But it looks like it’s going to be money well spent.
The additions of Premier League proven players has definitely contributed to the overwhelming happiness with this window. Bruce has convinced the hierarchy to make the right type of signings this summer.
The inability to offload players has resulted in us being short up front, at least until Dwight Gayle returns from his knee injury. However, overall this has been an excellent window for Newcastle.