The first summer window under our new ownership group has slammed shut. Newcastle didn’t add a fifth signing on deadline day so the tally stands at four new signings for the first team with another four for the academy.
The net summer spend stands at around £112m. It was mission accomplished as Matt Targett, Nick Pope, Sven Botman, and Alexander Isak have added immense quality for Eddie Howe to build with. The club were also able to shift out a lot of excess members of the squad.
Here is a look at this summer’s window sans the youth signings.
|Transfers Summer 2022|
|Matt Targett||£15M||Aston Villa|
|Alexander Isak||£60M||Real Sociedad|
|Total Fees Paid||£115M|
|Isaac Hayden||Loan||Norwich City|
|Freddie Woodman||£1M||Preston North End|
|Ciaran Clark||Loan||Sheffield United|
|Dwight Gayle||Free||Stoke City|
|Martin Dubravka||£2M - Loan||Manchester United|
|Total Fees Received||£3M|
Newcastle were in for West Ham’s Harrison Ashby today. David Moyes was unwilling to let the youngster leave as he is their third-choice right-back. The 20-year-old was reportedly keen on the move, which may be revisited in January as he has just one year left on his contract.
Newcastle should be fine until the winter window opens as the World Cup cuts six weeks out of the campaign in November and December. There are just 14 matches until January including the Carabao Cup tie against Crystal Palace in November.
Here are the players who remain with Emil Krafth to be left out of the 25-man squad due to his knee injury. Elliot Anderson does not count against the squad total as he is under 21.
- Goalkeeper – Nick Pope, Karl Darlow, Mark Gillespie
- Center-back – Paul Dummett, Sven Botman, Fabian Schar, Jamaal Lascelles, Dan Burn
- Full-back – Kieran Trippier, Jamal Lewis, Matt Targett, Emil Krafth, Javier Manquillo
- Midfielder – Joelinton, Jonjo Shelvey, Joe Willock, Elliot Anderson, Sean Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes
- Winger – Allan Saint-Maximin, Ryan Fraser, Jacob Murphy, Miguel Almiron, Matt Ritchie
- Forward – Callum Wilson, Alexander Isak, Chris Wood
198 comments so far
Sep 2, 2022 at 8:07 AMComment #81
Raj – no. Schar has been great at CB under Howe so keep him there and I want Bruno playing in his best position. Not for me.
Sep 2, 2022 at 8:10 AMComment #82
Michael Salisbury will referee Newcastle United’s Premier League game at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday
Assistant referees: Neil Davies, Natalie Aspinall
Fourth official: Paul Tierney
VAR: Lee Mason
Assistant VAR: Richard West
Lee Mason – that’s not good is it.
Raj of Hailsley
Sep 2, 2022 at 8:11 AMComment #83
Someone made an excellent point this morning. There are only 11 games to go then a World Cup followed by another transfer window pretty much straight away. Who knows what possibilities a major tournament throws up. There’s also the chance that spending massively on a player going to the WC could get injured. There are all kinds permutations that may have affected us not bring in that
Raj of Hailsley
Sep 2, 2022 at 8:13 AMComment #84
Marquee signing in MF.
Sep 2, 2022 at 8:14 AMComment #85
Well after all that, we only spent the 60M more in the past two months. Despite needing quite a few more improvements.
Munster it looks very much like you’re stance on ffp being an issue is bang on the money. I doubt you will be getting any apologies However for the abuse you’ve been getting morning noon and night for having the opinion that ffp is an issue and we are obviously constrained by a budget.
Sep 2, 2022 at 8:16 AMComment #86
Al-Rumayyan, who likes to feel the game and be involved, wanted to “do something big”, that had a positive effect on the team, The Athletic has been told. The committee voted; their decision to go after Isak was unanimous.
This was not a knee-jerk response, insiders insist. Quite the opposite; in the spring, Isak had been their preferred striker, but a prohibitive price, questions over his availability and Wilson’s good form encouraged them to prioritise other areas of the team.
Sep 2, 2022 at 8:17 AMComment #87
At the end of last season, senior sources said that Newcastle anticipated spending around £60-80million this summer — “It’s not going to be massive,” one said, requesting anonymity — which was emblematic of their organic pathway towards improvement. In the end, that figure was blown out of the water; an £118million net outlay is one of the highest across Europe. It was not a bluff. “Financial fair play is still a concern,” the same source says. “It just means that commercially, we’re going to have to work twice as hard.”
Sep 2, 2022 at 8:18 AMComment #88
Jail you’re actually back 🙂
Raj of Hailsley
Sep 2, 2022 at 8:21 AMComment #89
We showed how the team can play to their system the other night, we are well equipped for an excellent season regardless. It has been a bit much on social media with certain fans demanding we pay the extra “£5M” for this or that. What happened to just wanting a team that tries. There are a minority of fans coming across like spoiled brats wailing about top six. If we get there great, but adding one extra striker and one extra MF does not equip us for the demands of a decent European campaign, as I said earlier that Tranmere game exposed our quality in depth terribly. Ashley’s neglect has left us with a pretty piss poor squad that is going to take a bit of time to sort out. In a few windows we should be able to bring on as subs, Almiron, Fraser and Targett instead of Wood, Murphy and Manquillo. We have to strengthen the squad progressively not buy it all at once.
Sep 2, 2022 at 8:22 AMComment #90
Any frustrations being felt now are about making a good team better rather than making a failing team even vaguely competitive.
Since January, Newcastle have spent upwards of £210million on eight new players, smashing their transfer record in the process. Compare and contrast: over the two previous windows, it was £25million and they signed Joe Willock twice. Using this very basic metric, it is difficult to stick to the club’s mantra post-takeover of evolution not revolution.
Raj of Hailsley
Sep 2, 2022 at 8:24 AMComment #91
I always thought that getting rid of players was going to be the most interesting part of the window and it’s been shown that we’ve literally had to give players away. You simply can’t pay half a squad to leave and still try and balance the books.
Sep 2, 2022 at 8:30 AMComment #92
Mund returns with sensible posts and Raj issues a succinct and cogently argued summary of where we are at. The blog is opinions, with which you can agree with or not.
I’m looking forward to seeing Isak at St. James’s Park. The way he scored his’second’ goal was exciting and indicates an intelligent striker’s brain.
Raj of Hailsley
Sep 2, 2022 at 8:30 AMComment #93
Zaoshang hao ZG
Nee how ma?
Sep 2, 2022 at 8:33 AMComment #94
Our net outlay is only as high as it is because we had no value to recoup in outgoings around £3m.
Surely a reflection on The previous owner/managements inability to recruit quality players rather than average or ageing players with little or no sell on value.
If we’d sold Pedro or Maddison level players we’d have recouped £80million, net spend then o ky £38millio, the price of a flat in London
Sep 2, 2022 at 8:38 AMComment #95
IrishRob – quite a few of us said FFP is an issue. People even provided expert analysis, quotes from the owners, and other evidence to prove this. It was only a shouty minority who were disagreeing and sometimes a little abusive too.
Can’t deny the existence of something that exists. But they still tried…
What is apparently happening is FFP changing in a year or two. So will have to see if that’s good or bad for us…
Raj of Hailsley
Sep 2, 2022 at 8:38 AMComment #96
Doesn’t Schar play at DM for the Swiss national team sometimes. I prefer the Botman/Schar pairing myself.
Also there is absolutely zero evidence that Dubs feels let down by Howe. I’m sure, from what we have gleaned from the manager that he is an honest bloke and would have told Dubs is plans and reasons. You saying he feels betrayed is unnecessary hyperbole on your behalf.
Sep 2, 2022 at 8:39 AMComment #97
Loch – except, why would we sell top level players? I never understood anyone wanting to sell ASM for example.
Sep 2, 2022 at 8:42 AMComment #98
Raj – I’m not sure if Schar plays in DM for the Swiss but I just prefer the idea of him and Bruno playing in their best positions when possible.
As for the evidence about Bruno, I’m reading between the lines from what I’ve read. Howe seems a bit peeved, Dubs didn’t thank Howe in his statement, Dubs quickly came out on social media bigging up his loan club, his agent said he was “relieved” to get it over the line. It indicates to me that Dubs felt let down/betrayed by the signing of Pope and therefore wanted to leave. Why else swap one bench for another? The pull of Man Utd over us? Europa League football?
Sep 2, 2022 at 8:42 AMComment #99
The club not wanting to over pay for players has nothing to do with FFP.
We could’ve spent way more if we’d wanted.
Seems quite a few don’t understand how FFP works.
We haven’t spent £200m plus in two windows, we’ve made arrangements to pay £200m plus over the next several years.
We’re no where near breaching FFP and couldve easily spent double what we did with no fears.
Owners and Eddie are way more sensible than the fan base and realise too many cooks spoil the broth, unless there’s a Michelin star chef available they won’t bother.
Every club has to adhere to FFP, claiming we didn’t sign anymore because of our situation with FFP is nonsense and anyone claiming such doesn’t understand how FFP works.
Raj of Hailsley
Sep 2, 2022 at 8:43 AMComment #100
I posted that we should have sold Wilson this summer the last time he got injured. I felt pretty stupid saying that after he returned absolutely on fire against Arsenal and Burnley. Three games in after a very light pre season and managed minutes and he’s gone again. I would not be renewing his current contract.
Sep 2, 2022 at 8:45 AMComment #101
A huge huge Cead Mile Failte to you young man, great to have you back my friend, HWTL
Raj of Hailsley
Sep 2, 2022 at 8:45 AMComment #102
We have an accountant on the blog and a guy who takes huge interest in our finances, both admit even they don’t fully understand FFP. It’s a murky place.
Raj of Hailsley
Sep 2, 2022 at 8:46 AMComment #103
Gurraholameelagood, cunasatatoo 😀
Sep 2, 2022 at 8:48 AMComment #104
Sarge 1892 – please show some evidence from someone with financial experience and a clear understanding of FFP to back up what you are saying, that contradicts what our club is saying, what football experts are saying, what financial analysts online are saying, what accountants on this blog are saying, and what experienced business people on this blog are saying.
Sep 2, 2022 at 8:59 AMComment #105
This place can be so nutty at times with focus on Alts and phantom hearting.
Howay lads don’t forget why we are here and what this platform is for.
Does it really matter if there is Alts? Nobody knows anyone other than a few people who are friendly with one another.
We are mainly avatars who’s purpose is to come chat about the football club we love. Shouldn’t that be enough…?
Alts of Kets I get the frustration but if someone else has came back on using a different name but is here to speak about the club he loves and not here to cause trouble or abuse anyone, then why do you lot who constantly talk about Alts care that much…?
Nobody is more important than anyone else on here and we are all equals regardless of the amount of time each of us have posted.
New or old we are one of the same and we should be United as one.
Sep 2, 2022 at 9:01 AMComment #106
Oh Raj is back!! Morning.
I think we’d all have liked a couple more signings but in all honestly (speaking for me only) it’s just being a bit greedy. A year ago when the window closed and we had resigned ourselves to a relegation season under Ashley and Bruce, the thought of having this current crop of players was just a fairy tale.
Excited for the season now. Don’t think we’ll do as well as I once thought, as still short in midfield with Shelvey being missing, and still short of a winger with Murphy being crap. But still think top half easily.
Sep 2, 2022 at 9:01 AMComment #107
So because a account doesnt understand it no one can?
When Nufc spend in January the theory of not spending due to FFP will be put to bed!
Sep 2, 2022 at 9:02 AMComment #108
The level of sponsorship and revenue will define how slow or fast our rebuild and progress is…
Sep 2, 2022 at 9:04 AMComment #109
Hint of Sam Fender at SJP…?
Sep 2, 2022 at 9:06 AMComment #110
I think even the so called experts on here who have spoke about FFP have contradicted themselves in what they’ve said.
In honesty I don’t think anyone can call them self an expert on here.
The club keep putting to bed many theories and they will continue to do that.
Sep 2, 2022 at 9:06 AMComment #111
Anybody heard if we have any players back for tomorrow. Despite the excellent performance against Liverpool, i would be much happier knowing that Bruno and ASM were playing.
Sep 2, 2022 at 9:07 AMComment #112
Sarge 1892 – the decent analysis and my own understanding indicates that we could make a nett spending of around £300m over 3 years with current levels of income. We spent around £200m in 1 year so have just £100m left. However, that should be increased by boosting commercial revenue and could realistically be another £200m over the next 2 years. Player sales can be added to that too so maybe a few decent players are sold for good money to add to the pot as well.
Those figures aren’t exact, of course, as none of us are party to the exact details of the club’s current finances but they’re probably not too far away from reality.
Sep 2, 2022 at 9:08 AMComment #113
Due to the club negotiaing to end the fun888 deal 5 years early we’re laughing.
The owners will know ball park figures of the new deals and will have done the sums already.
No worries on that front.
Sep 2, 2022 at 9:08 AMComment #114
Spot on TDS at 104
Sep 2, 2022 at 9:10 AMComment #115
I’ve gotta say, the rule about alts is a bit of a funny one. If someone creates an alt to circumvent a ban, then let the admins go after him and sort it out as they see fit. If someone creates an alt to bully someone or just stir up trouble, then that account should be reported and banned asap. However, if someone has created a new account just potentially to get a fresh start, I’ve no problem with that. As I said yesterday (and Mund also said today), we’re all just anonymously named accounts on an online forum here…does it really matter what picture and name someone chooses or whether they admit to any previous names used?
Sep 2, 2022 at 9:12 AMComment #116
The club have negotiated an early release from Fun88 and after this season we will have a new main shirt sponsor and it wouldn’t surprise me if it’s already sorted and in the pipe line ready to go.
I mentioned speaking to someone at Fun88 who told me there was 4 years left which in fact was the truth regardless of the pelters I got for sharing that.
Thankfully that’s been sorted now and the beginning of the 23/24 season we will have new sponsorships and I’d imagine not just shirt sponsorships but across the board.
We are owned by PIF who in the very near future will be worth over a Trillion. They have some of the best business minds around and they will transfer that knowledge and power to the club and help build us into the best around.
Sep 2, 2022 at 9:12 AMComment #117
Bonjour Mesdames et Messieurs!
Sep 2, 2022 at 9:13 AMComment #118
Our minds will now turn to a dangerous Palace team. They are certainly very beatable, but what team will we put out? Hopefully, Isak makes his debut but will ASM/Bruno be risked? Which central defence pairing will Eddie opt for?
3 points will mean 9 from 6 games, meaning 54-58 points over a season at the current rate. In these 6 we have played the best two sides.
Sep 2, 2022 at 9:13 AMComment #119
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Sep 2, 2022 at 9:15 AMComment #120
snowdone – really hoping we have a few injured players back, especially Bruno, ASM, and Wilson. I think we’ll have far too much for Palace if those 3 are fit.