There have been 18 Premier League signings so far this close season, including a number of players Newcastle United have been linked with.
Some of those who have agreed to join other Premier League clubs have been long running storylines, whilst others just a brief encounter.
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The list below is a combination of lists published by the Express and the Star, detailing incoming players to Premier League clubs so far.
Aston Villa – Scott Sinclair (Man City), Micah Richards (Man City)
Bournemouth – Christian Atsu (Chelsea – loan) Artur Boruc (Southampton) Joshua King (Blackburn) Adam Federici (Reading)
Chelsea – Nathan (Atletico PR)
Everton – Tom Cleverley (Man Utd)
Leicester – Christian Fuchs (Schalke)
Liverpool – Adam Bogdan (Bolton), James Milner (Man City) Danny Ings (Burnley)
Man Utd – Memphis Depay (PSV)
Swansea – Andre Ayew (Marseille)
Tottenham – Kevin Wimmer (FC Koln)
Watford – Sebastian Prodi (Werder Bremen) Giedrius Arlauskis (Steaua)
West Ham – Darren Randolph (Birmingham) Pedro Obiang (Sampdoria)
From the list above, I recall definite links to a possible Newcastle move in the recent or not so recent past to: Andre Ayew, James Milner, Danny Ings, Memphis Depay, Tom Cleverley, Scott Sinclair and Micah Richards.
From that list (those previously linked with Newcastle), obviosuly Memphis Depay would have been out of our reach by this stage but I think that Ings, Ayew and Richards are all players who could potentially have been very good signings for Newcastle.
What we are all waiting for of course is the first NUFC signing of the Steve McClaren era, with claims this morning that Charlie Austin is a done deal.
The only time to really say whether it appears that Newcastle United have lost out on any player (on the list above or any that sign in the remaining eleven and a half weeks before the transfer window closes) is once we see who Mike Ashley actually allows the club to buy.
Ley’s hope we’re not kept waiting too long.