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Paul Merson gives his verdict on Newcastle United’s transfer window

1 year ago
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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;

Incoming:

Buys

Christian Atsu, Florian Lejeune, Jacob Murphy, Javier Manquillo, Joselu

Loans

Mikel Merino (loan)

Outgoing:

Sold

Florian Thauvin, Kevin Mbabu, Daryl Murphy, Emmanuel Riviere, Siem De Jong, Grant Hanley

Loaned out

Adam Armstrong, Matz Sels, Ivan Toney, Achraf Lazaar, Tim Krul

Released

Vurnon Anita, Sammy Ameobi, Yoan Gouffran, Haris Vuckic, Lubo Satka

Paul Merson talking to Sky Sports, grades each club on their summer transfers:

A+

Man Utd

A-

Man City

B+

Burnley

Crystal Palace

Everton

Huddersfield

Leicester

Stoke

West Brom

West Ham

B

Liverpool

Tottenham

Watford

B-

Bournemouth

Chelsea

Swansea

C

Newcastle United

Stoke

C-

Arsenal

D

Brighton

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.”

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