Newcastle United proudly stand alone – Only Premier League club not to make a signing so far this window
Newcastle United are at last crowned champions.
Whilst every other single Premier League club has made at least one signing in the 2021 summer transfer window, Newcastle United have refused to blink.
It is day 50 of the transfer window today and all the other 19 PL clubs have made one or more signing, some making six or seven.
Quite rightly though, Newcastle United have refused to rush into anything, after all there are still 18 days to go until they kick off against West Ham in the Premier League and last night showed the sheer strength of the team and squad.
A very fortunate draw against League One Rotherham after having been dominated in the first half especially, starting with Matt Ritchie as a right wing back and ending the game with Jeff Hendrick leading the line.
The other 19 clubs have laughably panicked, buying well over 50 players between them and spending close to half a billion pounds.
Newcastle’s relegation rivals having this strange belief that bringing in players early in the transfer window and giving them time to integrate ahead of the new season.
Despite having only one goalscorer in the entire squad, Steve Bruce on Tuesday night after the draw with Rotherham, questioned why anybody would think any more strikers were needed…
Earlier this month when Newcastle United were at their pre-season training camp near York, Steve Bruce was asked what he was looking to achieve at that week’s training camp and what was most important about the week away: ‘Well of course, I mean if for example you ever got a few new players, or whatever, of course it is a great way to integrate them into the squad…’
Well Steve, I couldn’t put it better myself…
Chelsea today became the 19th PL club to sign at least one player this window, a free transfer keeper from Fulham. PLus they have some imminent big deals coming to completion.
More importantly from a Newcastle perspective, one of our relegation rivals, Crystal Palace, have today done an £18m deal to sign Joachim Andersen from Lyon, the central defender who looked a class act for me when on loan at Fulham last season.
Palace have already recruited Marc Guehi from Chelsea in a deal that could reach £20m, whilst Michael Olise has came in from Reading for £8m.
I’m not sure how any Newcastle fan can’t be worried at this point, when the likes of Palace, Norwich, Brentford, Watford, Brighton, Southampton and Burnley have all spent significant money. Whilst Mike Ashley refuses to allow any spending by Newcastle United.
Yes not every signing will work out, but doing absolutely nothing and now only two and a half weeks until the season kicks off, it is really quite outrageous, even by Ashley standards at NUFC.
Premier League clubs signings agreed so far in 2021 summer transfer window:
Nuno Tavares – £8m from Benfica
Albert Sambi Lokonga – £15m from Anderlecht
Emiliano Buendia – £33m from Norwich
Ashley Young – Free from Inter Milan
Frank Onyeka – £10m from Midtjylland
Myles Peart-Harris – Undisclosed fee from Chelsea
Kristoffer Ajer – £13.5m from Celtic
Enoch Mwepu – £22m from RB Salzburg
Kjell Scherpen – Undisclosed from Ajax
Nathan Collins – £12m from Stoke
Wayne Hennessey – Free transfer from Crystal Palace
Marcus Bettinelli – Free transfer from Fulham
Joachim Andersen – Eventual fee could reach £18m from Lyon
Marc Guehi – Eventual fee could reach £20m from Chelsea
Michael Olise – £8m from Reading
Jacob Montes – Undisclosed fee from Georgetown University
Remi Matthews – Free transfer from Sunderland
Demarai Gray – £1.7m from Bayer Leverkusen
Andros Townsend – Free transfer from Crystal Palace
Asmir Begovic – Free transfer from Bournemouth
Junior Firpo – £13m from Barcelona
Amari Miller – Undisclosed fee from Birmingham City
Jack Harrison – £11m from Man City
Patson Daka – £22m from Red Bull Salzburg
Boubakary Soumare – £17m from Lille
Ryan Bertrand – Free transfer from Southampton
Ibrahima Konate – £36m from Leipzig
Scott Carson – Free from Derby County
Jadon Sancho – £73m from Borussia Dortmund
Tom Heaton – Free from Aston Villa
Pierre Lees-Melou – £3.5m from Nice
Billy Gilmour – Loan from Chelsea
Ben Gibson – £9m from Burnley
Dimitrios Giannoulis – £6m from PAOK Salonika
Angus Gunn – £5m from Southampton
Milot Rashica – £11m from Werder Bremen
Romain Perraud – £12m from Stade Brest
Theo Walcott – Free transfer from Everton
Bryan Gil – £21m from Sevilla
Pierluigi Gollini – Loan with option to buy for £13m from Atalanta
Imran Louza – £9m from FC Nantes
Ashley Fletcher – Free transfer from Middlesbrough
Danny Rose – Free transfer from Tottenham
Emmanuel Dennis – Undisclosed from Club Brugge
Peter Etebo – Loan from Stoke
Joshua King – Free from Everton
Dapo Mebude – Free from Rangers
Craig Dawson – Undisclosed fee from Watford
Pierre Ekwah Elimby – Undisclosed fee from Chelsea
Rayan Ait-Nouri – Undisclosed fee from Angers
Francisco Trincao – Loan from Barcelona with £25m option to buy
Yerson Mosquera – Undisclosed fee from Atletico Nacional
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