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We asked fans to rate this 2019 summer Newcastle United transfer window – Results now in

2 months ago
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After the transfer window closed on Thursday, we asked Newcastle fans the question ‘How would you describe this 2019 summer Newcastle United transfer window?.

The 85 days of ‘excitement’ having ended at 5pm yesterday.

No more incoming transfers, although some Newcastle players could still leave.

The transfer windows in the likes of Germany, France and Spain still open until September, the same for Scotland and Leagues One and Two in England.

So, has it been a success or failure?

These are the ins and outs:

Leaving:

Mohamed Diame

Antonio Barreca

Salomon Rondon

Kenedy

Joselu

Ayoze Perez

Jacob Murphy (on loan)

Freddie Woodman (on loan)

Arriving:

Joelinton

Jetro Willems (on loan)

Allan Saint-Maximin 

Emil Krafth

Andy Carroll

We asked Newcastle fans to leave aside the issue of manager/head coach on this one.

Supporters to only focus on this Newcastle United transfer window and the players who have left and those that have arrived.

Did they think the window has been a success or failure?

We gave fans five options to choose from and these are the final results:

9% Excellent

45% Good

28% Average

14% Poor

4% Terrible

It is only once players show whatever on the pitch that we can make a proper assessment.

Whether it is enough for safety, stability, progress, a major leap…remains to be seen.

The summary of the fan voting shows only 18% thought the window was rated less than average, whilst 73% went either average or good, with almost half (45%) going with good.

Not as much money spent (less than £30m net) as we were led to believe put probably more than in reality we believed would be spent. With around £57m reportedly spent it is the most in a window since the £50m plus was spent on players who were then handed to Steve McClaren to relegate.

Joelinton and Allan Saint-Maximin are potentially going to be exciting/entertaining to watch and where all but a tiny portion of the money has been spent, those two hitting the ground running is probably essential to a decent season.

We’ve needed better options in both full-back positions and hopefully budget buy (£5m) Emil Krafth and loan signing Willems can raise the quality there, though of course previous loans (Barreca and Kenedy) on the left have fallen flat.

As for Andy Carroll, who knows?!!

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