Moving forward – Important dates for Newcastle United fans
Newcastle United fans are now waiting.
Both for Rafa Benitez to have his future secured and then hopefully Salomon Rondon and other key signings to be made.
The Premier League transfer window opened five days ago and below we have listed a list of dates of varying interest for Newcastle United fans.
Fixture releases, the first two friendlies confirmed, expected Live TV date announcements, NUFC squad returning for pre-season, Newcastle players involved in international tournaments and so on…
Important dates this summer:
Thursday 16 May
Summer transfer window opens and domestic transfers can be made
Saturday 25 May (3pm)
League Two Play-Off Final – Newport v Tranmere
Sunday 26 May (3pm)
League One Play-Off Final – Charlton v Sunderland
Monday 27 May (3pm)
Championship Play-Off Final – Derby v Aston Villa
Saturday 8 June
FIFA transfer window open and overseas signings can formally go through
Thursday 13 June (9am)
Premier League fixtures released
Saturday 15 June (ends Sunday 7 July)
Copa America kicks off, Salomon Rondon and Miguel Almiron have been named in provisional Venezuela and Paraguay squad.
Friday 21 June (ends Friday 19 July)
African Cup of Nations kicks off, Christian Atsu looking likely to be the only NUFC player involved.
Tuesday 2 July
Newcastle squad return for pre-season
Friday 5 July (based on last year’s release dates)
Live TV matches for August and September announced
Wednesday 17 July
Premier League Asia Trophy – Nanjing, China
Newcastle United v Wolves
Saturday 20 July
Premier League Asia Trophy – Shanghai, China
Newcastle United v Man City or West Ham
Tuesday 6 August (based on last year’s release dates)
Live TV matches for October and November announced
Thursday 8 August (5pm)
Premier League transfer window closes (Though most other countries remain open, meaning they can still buy players from Newcastle and other PL clubs)
Saturday 10 August (weekend of)
Premier League season kicks off
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