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Newcastle United proudly stand alone – Only Premier League club not to make a signing so far this window

2 months ago
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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:

Arsenal

Nuno Tavares – £8m from Benfica

Albert Sambi Lokonga – £15m from Anderlecht

Aston Villa

Emiliano Buendia – £33m from Norwich

Ashley Young – Free from Inter Milan

Brentford

Frank Onyeka – £10m from Midtjylland

Myles Peart-Harris – Undisclosed fee from Chelsea

Kristoffer Ajer – £13.5m from Celtic

Brighton

Enoch Mwepu – £22m from RB Salzburg

Kjell Scherpen – Undisclosed from Ajax

Burnley

Nathan Collins – £12m from Stoke

Wayne Hennessey – Free transfer from Crystal Palace

Chelsea

Marcus Bettinelli – Free transfer from Fulham

Crystal Palace

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

Everton

Demarai Gray – £1.7m from Bayer Leverkusen

Andros Townsend – Free transfer from Crystal Palace

Asmir Begovic – Free transfer from Bournemouth

Leeds

Junior Firpo – £13m from Barcelona

Amari Miller – Undisclosed fee from Birmingham City

Jack Harrison – £11m from Man City

Leicester 

Patson Daka – £22m from Red Bull Salzburg

Boubakary Soumare – £17m from Lille

Ryan Bertrand – Free transfer from Southampton

Liverpool

Ibrahima Konate – £36m from Leipzig

Man City

Scott Carson – Free from Derby County

Man Utd

Jadon Sancho – £73m from Borussia Dortmund

Tom Heaton – Free from Aston Villa

Norwich

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

Southampton

Romain Perraud – £12m from Stade Brest

Theo Walcott – Free transfer from Everton

Tottenham

Bryan Gil – £21m from Sevilla

Pierluigi Gollini – Loan with option to buy for £13m from Atalanta

Watford

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

West Ham

Craig Dawson – Undisclosed fee from Watford

Pierre Ekwah Elimby – Undisclosed fee from Chelsea

Wolves

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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