Rubbish Newcastle transfer news: 79 targets – 65 days to go
Welcome to our daily rubbish Newcastle transfer news service, featuring all the players NUFC are ‘buying’ (including proposed loan deals) this summer.
We will update you each day and try to keep you abreast of all these exciting transfers that aren’t going to happen (as well as the handful that hopefully will…).
With 65 days until the transfer window closes, there is a very deep barrel being scraped, with the one more name we have to add to the running total today.
This addition making it a new total of 79 Newcastle have been linked with (Only 3 days until pre season begins and 12 days until the first friendly).
Step forward Stewart Downing.
Yes, The Star has conjured up an exclusive that will see Mike Ashley signing up the West Ham winger who turns 31 next month. The story goes, that Newcastle are willing to pay £5m for Downing, with him no doubt expecting a four year contract and his wages matched.
Let us assume Stewart Downing is on say eighty grand a week – remember Liverpool paid £20m(!!!) for him four years ago and the Hammers were said to have at least matched his wages when they took him on.
That would be a four year contract on wages of £4m a season, which including the transfer fee would be over £20m for a player with no resale value – a typical Mike Ashley signing, not!
Thrown into the story is the usual Andy Carroll nonsense as well – are there two signings the Newcastle owner is less likely to go for?
To try and keep some kind of order, the players are listed in alphabetical order by surname, then first/other names, the club they are/were at when Newcastle were linked with them, then finally the club they have ended up signing for (if any).
Please let us know of any that we have missed out as we go along and especially if you notice if any on the list actually sign for a club and we haven’t added that information.
Abdennour Aymen (Monaco) Defender
Aubameyang Pierre-Emerick (Borussia Dortmund) Striker
Austin Charlie (QPR) Striker
Ayew Andre (Marseille) Winger ***SIGNED FOR SWANSEA 10 JUNE
Bacca Carlos (Sevilla) Striker
Ba Demba (Besiktas) Striker
Bamford Patrick (Chelsea) Striker
Beck Andreas (Hoffenheim) Defender
Berahino Saido (West Brom) Striker
Berisha Veton (Viking) Striker
Bolasie Yannick (Crystal Palace) Winger
Byram Sam (Leeds) Defender
Cabaye Yohan (PSG) Midfielder
Carroll Andy (West Ham) Striker
Chester James (Hull) Defender
Cissako Yarouba (Monaco) Defender
Cleverley Tom(Manchester United) Midfielder ***SIGNED FOR EVERTON 5 JUNE
Cole Ashley (AS Roma) Defender
Concha David (Racing Santander) Winger
Cousins Jordan (Charlton) Midfielder
Dawson Craig (West Brom) Defender
Deeney Troy (Watford) Striker
Denayer Jason (Manchester City) Defender
Dost Bas (Wolfsburg) Striker
Downing Stewart (West Ham) Winger
Dunk Lewis (Brighton) Defender
Elmohamady Ahmed (Hull) Winger
Fer Leroy (QPR) Midfielder
Fox Morgan (Charlton) Defender
Furlong Darnell (QPR) Defender
Gameiro Kevin (Sevilla) Striker
Gignac Andre-Pierre (Marseille) Striker ***SIGNED FOR TIGRES UANL 18 JUNE
Ginnelly Josh (Shrewsbury) Winger
Gomez Joe (Charlton) Defender ***SIGNED FOR LIVERPOOL 20 JUNE
Heaton Tom (Burnley) Goalkeeper
Hernandez Abel (Hull) Striker
Hughes Will (Derby) Midfielder
Ighalo Odion (Watford) Striker
Ince Tom (Hull) Winger
Ings Danny (Burnley) Striker ***SIGNED FOR LIVERPOOL 8 JUNE
Juanmi (Malaga) Striker ***SIGNED FOR SOUTHAMPTON 17 JUNE
Kante Ngolo (Caen) Midfielder
Keogh Richard (Derby) Defender
Konate Moussa (FC Sion) Striker
Konoplyanka Yehven (Dnipro) Winger
Krejci Ladislav (Sparta Prague) Winger
Lambert Rickie (Liverpool) Striker
Lingard Jesse (Manchester United) Midfielder
Matip Joel (Schalke) Defender
Mbemba Chancel (Anderlecht) Defender
McClean James (Wigan) Winger ***SIGNED FOR WEST BROM 22 JUNE
Mere Jorge (Sporting Gijon) Defender
Mings Tyrone (Ipswich) Defender ***SIGNED FOR BOURNEMOUTH 26 JUNE
Mitrovic Aleksandar (Anderlecht) Striker
N’Doye Dame (Hull) Striker
Pato Alexandre (Sao Paolo) Striker
Payet Dimitri (Marseille) Midfielder ***SIGNED FOR WEST HAM 26 JUNE
Pedranza Alfonso (Villarreal) Winger
Promes Quincy (Spartak Moscow) Winger
Ramirez Sandro (Barcelona) Striker
Remy Loic (Chelsea) Striker
Richards Micah (Manchester City) ***SIGNED FOR ASTON VILLA 17 JUNE
Rhodes Jordan (Blackburn) Striker
Rolan Diego (Bordeaux) Striker
Sakho Diafra (West Ham) Striker
Sako Bakary (Wolves) Winger
Sam Sidney (Shalke) Striker
Sanson Morgan (Montpellier) Midfielder
Schar Fabian (Basel) Defender
Sepe Luigi (Napoli) Goalkeeper
Thauvin Florian (Marseille) Winger
Townsend Andros (Tottenham) Winger
Van Ginkel Marco (Chelsea) Midfielder
Veltman Joel (Ajax) Defender
Wass Daniel (Evian) Midfielder
Wijnaldum Georginio (PSV) Midfielder
Wilson James (Manchester United) Striker
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