Newcastle finished a good summer transfer window with Newcastle bringing in a number of experienced Premier League players
It looks like Newcastle spent approximately £35M in outlay, not including loan fees or signing-on fees paid to the incoming free agents.
We somehow lost our transfer window last night, at just the wrong time (Murphy’s Law in action) but we have recreated it and this is what it looks like.
|Rodrigo Vilca||£0.25||Deportivo Municipal|
|Transfer Fees paid out||£35.25|
|Jack Colback||Released||Nottingham Forest|
|Freddie Woodman||Season Loan||Swansea City|
|Florian Lejeuene||Season Loan||Aleves|
|Yoshimori Muto||Season Loan||Eibar|
|Transfer Fees into club||£0.25M|
And the vast majority of our readers though it was a “good” transfer window.
Callum Wilson – an excellent signing by Newcastle for just £20M
We brought in some good experienced Premier League class players including Rick Hendrick, Callum Wilson, Jamal Lewis, and Ryan Fraser.
All four are likely starters this season when things settle down.
It’s an impressive window and sensible work by Steve Bruce and Head of Recruitment Steve Nickson.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t move the unwanted players out – Rolando Aarons, Christian Atsu, Achraf Lazaar and Henri Saivet.
Aarons documents were said to be 2 minutes late (received by the league at 5:02pm) and so his deal to Huddersfield Town didn’t go through.
That seems rather ridiculous that they wouldn’t allow that.
So all four will remain on the wage bill, and will need to wait until January to see if some cubs want them then.
All four players have contracts that run out next summer, so if they don’t find clubs permanently in January, they will be released by Newcastle next June.
The Magpies may even want to let some of them leave as free agents come January, just to save on their wages.
It’s estimated their wages amount to around £100K/week in total – so in about 9 months, through next June, that’s about £3.6M approximately.
So that part wasn’t successful, but otherwise it’s been a solid window for Newcastle, and the club showed a lot of common sense and improved the squad.
What do you think?