We are asking today, as a Toon fan, how relaxed are you with Newcastle transfer activity so far?

As of today (Tuesday 27 June), the only signing has been Christian Atsu for £6.2m.

He was at the club last season and after making 15 Championship starts, his loan has been turned into a permanent deal.

Newcastle had to make a decision quickly on Atsu either way, as the loan deal allowed them so many days after the end of the season to buy the Ghanaian international at that agreed £6.2m price.

Despite being linked with quite literally hundreds of supposed transfer targets, not one other deal has been completed.

Optimists would say that there is plenty of time and no need to be anxious yet, with still over nine weeks of the transfer window to go until the end of August.

They could add that in recent years signings tend to be announced mid-July onwards so why any different this time?

Pessimists though would say that there is only six days until pre-season training starts and Newcastle need signings made ASAP so they can have a full pre-season.

They could add that every day that goes by without signings made, could point to problems behind the scenes, with Rafa not being properly backed.

Difficult to make out on individual comments from social media etc, as to just how supporters generally feel about the lack of Newcastle transfer activity so far.

I guess the vast majority of fans aren’t completely one way or the other, 100% or 0% positive, with people tending to be somewhere in between.

So just how relaxed are you with the Newcastle transfer so far? Please indicate below and we will get a snapshot as to how Newcastle fans are feeling overall.

  • ToonNL

    Stupid scale, horses for courses.

  • Rich Lawson

    Expectations are high,but how much real business has been done yet ? I just get annoyed by being wound up by agent/media unfounded speculation,two signings next week who weren’t even on the radar ?

    • nevfur

      Good points, however, is there anyone left that isn’t listed as being on the radar lol

      • Rich Lawson

        Hard call,but I still have faith in Rafa.

  • Toonbadger

    As long as Rafa is still here at kick off and has players in then I`m ok with that. If Rafa walks and we get a second rate manager who buys cheap, sod it

  • Patrick Church

    As has been reported previously, NUFC accounting year runs July 1st to June 30th. The current financial year has much lower revenues than we expect to get in the next one (with the added £££ of Premier League and TV deals) so if we’re going to make a few big money signings then it is better to do so in the next financial year (after July 1st). This will help to offset the income and ensure we are not paying a huge corporation tax bill on big profits, just look back over our last few summer transfer windows, most money is spent after July 1st. Ashley may be many things, but he’s no mug when it comes to protecting his/our money – especially if it stops HMRC from getting

    • Pelican

      Ashley is doing a fine job of protecting the club’s advertising revenue. *correction* He is a mug, who tries to protect his own money and exploits NUFC in the process.

  • TubbyMunky

    Don’t worry…we’ve got De Jong, Krul, Saviet and Riviere back…they’re like new signings, right??

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    No signings means Hasta la Vista.
    Rafa won`t damage his reputation by starting the season with that squad of players. No chance

    • Geordiegiants

      I couldn’t agree more, but I beleive/hope he will get his players in, he would be shouting his mouth off in the press if he wasn’t getting what he wanted. He knows how to play the game better than most.

  • Andy Mac

    I’m relaxed enough to know Fatman doesnt want to spend any money until financial year ends. So wait until after July 1st thats the time to start panicking

  • Wor Lass

    If we don`t see a flurry of activity next weekend, or monday at least, then I`ll start worrying. We will be buying a few players but I`m more concerned about the quality of them.

  • mactoon

    I’m not confident at all given it’s taken two weeks of talks and we still haven’t signed Legeune yet. This whole affair smacks to me of Charnley haggling for the cheapest deals AGAIN and that instruction can only have come from Ashley. However, taking into account the financial year end comments it would make sense that they are delaying spending anything. Jurys out

    • Geordiegiants

      We can’t just take any deal to get them over the line. We have to negotiate a good deal for us in case it doesn’t work out. This takes time unfortunately.

  • S.G.M.

    Porters really struggling, must have writers block.

  • Geordiegiants

    All of this hysteria is crazy. Look at the state of our club because we rushed in and bought Rivière, Mitro and any amount of players we put on wrong deals. The same people giving the club stick for doing that, are exactly the same people giving grief for not doing it. 😡😡😡😡😡

    • Pelican

      The Riviere and Mitrovic signings were not rushed into. If the club still has not figured out who its targets are yet, it has a big problem.

      • Geordiegiants

        Ok we will say they weren’t rushed into, even though Rivière definelty was, but they certainly weren’t structured correctly were they? Or we wouldn’t be stuck with them.
        I wasn’t just talking about those two, I was using them as an example so I’ll go with, Saviet, Marveux, Obertan, Doumbia, Ferreya, Siem De Jong, Cabella etc etc is what I’m talking about. The deals were/are wrong for the club. I’m more than sure Rafa has our targets in place, it’s hopefully just a matter of tying up the details so we don’t get f’cked over again by money hungry wanna be prima Donna’s. The point I’m making is do we just give them what they want, and end up in the same boat with endless amounts of players we can’t move on because we have given them what they want?

        • Pelican

          Yes, you have gave a good example of some terrible deals. I would argue though that the rushing into the deals was not the problem, it was the overall bargain bin policy that got the club into trouble. That and buying young players with a sell-on value, who were too young to carry a club fighting relegation.

          • Geordiegiants

            Rushing may be a wrong word, but doing deals without going over things properly and thouroughly are what have got us in this mess. (Above mentioned players)
            I like everyone else would like to see some deals done, but I think a combination of the financial year, moving on players on ridiculous deals, and making sure money is spent properly are what is standing in the way. Rafa would be shouting from the roof tops if he was getting a rough deal/wasn’t getting what he wanted.

        • Lhc

          I think cabella would of come good through time, but current is we don’t want to spend the going rate, shock!!

          • Geordiegiants

            But he never so it’s a futile discussion.

  • Alreet

    The club is run like a business now so the financial year has to count. Last term was the same. Gayle and ritchie came in on july 1st then the rest over the course of that month. Im only worried if nothings done by a week on friday