The transfer window finally closed at 11pm on Thursday night and Paul Merson has been judging the business done at Newcastle United and the rest of the other Premier League clubs.
Deadline day saw much speculation but no signings added to the six already made by Rafa Benitez, though Achraf Lazaar and Tim Krul were confirmed in the final minutes of the window as having signed on loan for Benevento and Brighton respectively.
Paul Merson has graded all 20 PL clubs on their business and has done a short write-up on Newcastle in particular which you can read below.
Here though are the ins and outs at Newcastle United in summer 2017;
Christian Atsu, Florian Lejeune, Jacob Murphy, Javier Manquillo, Joselu
Mikel Merino (loan)
Florian Thauvin, Kevin Mbabu, Daryl Murphy, Emmanuel Riviere, Siem De Jong, Grant Hanley
Adam Armstrong, Matz Sels, Ivan Toney, Achraf Lazaar, Tim Krul
Vurnon Anita, Sammy Ameobi, Yoan Gouffran, Haris Vuckic, Lubo Satka
Paul Merson talking to Sky Sports, grades each club on their summer transfers:
Paul Merson on NUFC:
“I thought Newcastle were going to have a real go after getting promoted.
“They have got an unbelievable manager in Rafa Benitez, but I don’t think they’ve done enough to give him the squad he needs.
“I look at the players that have come in and they are not for me.”