Newcastle United – Altoonative Transfer Window
So far, this transfer window has proven to be a little surprising to say the least.
Firstly, due to the fact that we have actually gone out and bought players, I actually had fears of us starting the season with half a dozen loaned players.
Secondly, is the quality we’ve bought, certainly in the case of De Jong and Janmaat, both of whom have Champions League experience with Ajax and Feyenoord respectively.
Lastly is the fact that with the sales of Cabaye at Christmas, and most recently Debuchy, we have in effect supplemented signings without any major outlay. This in turn should mean that a reasonably substantial amount should still be available for the biggest expected outlay, two strikers and a central defender or two.
The following are alternative targets which could have been our transfers, I was wondering what people would make of the differences, comparisons and thoughts.
Outgoing – Krul, Debuchy, Sissoko
Incoming – Forster, Caulker, Grenier, Aurier, Ibarbo, Bacca
This would have potentially have given us the following first team in a 4-1-3-2:
Aurier, Caulker, Yanga-Mbiwa, Haidara
Grenier, Anita, Gouffran
All feedback/discussion welcome in the comments section below.
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