Newcastle United Transfers

The Latest Newcastle United FC Transfer News for 2017 – 2018

  • Fri, 03 Jul 2020 16:00:48 +0000: Steve Bruce confident Allan Saint-Maximin will stay at Newcastle - Newcastle United | The Guardian
    • Manager hails French winger as ‘signing of the season’
    • ‘The great thing about him is he just loves playing football’

    Steve Bruce has hailed Allan Saint-Maximin as the Premier League’s signing of the season. The gifted French winger is lighting up England’s top tier after joining Newcastle United for what, with hindsight, looks a bargain £16.5m from Nice last summer.

    “I wouldn’t put a price on Allan now,” said Bruce. “When you look at the level of money we bought him for, he’s arguably the best pound-for-pound signing in the Premier League. You show me another better. When you look at what he’s produced for us, we have probably got the buy of the season. He’s blessed with unique skills, which he’s got in abundance.”

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  • Wed, 01 Jul 2020 19:58:00 +0000: Newcastle bruise Bournemouth's survival hopes in four-goal romp - Newcastle United | The Guardian

    By the end it was bordering on cruel. This was a futile Bournemouth performance, one that screamed relegation and they have now lost 16 of their past 21 games.

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  • Wed, 01 Jul 2020 18:58:59 +0000: Bournemouth 1-4 Newcastle United: Premier League – as it happened - Newcastle United | The Guardian

    The brilliant Allan Saint-Maximin made three goals as Newcastle produced a superb attacking performance to thump struggling Bournemouth

    We’ll leave you with Ben Fisher’s report from the Vitality Stadium. Thanks for reading!

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    Still want more? Yeah you do.

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    Peep peep! It looks like Bournemouth’s five-year stay in the Premier League is coming to an end. They were thrashed by an impressive Newcastle, who scored some delightful goals and could have won by more. It was a dreadful night for Eddie Howe’s team. They didn’t throw the towel in, and they deserved credit for that in the circumstances, but their confidence is shot to pieces.

    Bournemouth score with their first attempt on target. A long free-kick was headed over Dubravka by the backpedalling Ake, and Gosling forced it in from a couple of yards.

    90+2 min Nearly a fifth for Newcastle. Carroll plays a one-two with Shelvey and rakes a fierce shot that is palmed behind by the diving Ramsdale.

    90 min Five minutes of added time. Harry Wilson’s long-range shot is headed over the bar. Bournemouth are playing with plenty of pride, still searching urgently for a consolation goal.

    88 min “In my previous email I spelled the word “favorite” correctly but I see it has been printed incorrectly for me on my behalf,” says J.R. in Illinois. “Now I’m going to look like a stupid jerk poseur to all my fellow ‘Muricans. We’ve got plenty of problems over here but one of the great things about us is that we can all agree on how to spell “favorite” properly. In fact I’d go so far as to say it’s one of the bedrock principles of our society. You’ll be hearing from my attorney.”

    Now you’ve misspelt lawyer!

    86 min Newcastle have taken 10 points from their last four league games, either side of lockdown, including consecutive away wins for the first time since March 2017 (I think).

    84 min Stanislas’s deflected shot spins a few yards wide. From the resulting corner, King heads over from eight yards after a header across goal by Cook. It was a sharp chance, with almost no reaction time.

    80 min Chris Mepham is on for Steve Cook.

    79 min Oh my days! Lazaro hits the bar with a storming long-range effort, struck this time with his right foot, and Hayden puts the rebound high and wide of an open goal. That is a very special miss.

    78 min VAR checked for offside but the goal stands.

    What a night for Newcastle! That was another classy goal, and completes a crushing victory. Shelvey put Lazaro through with a nice angled pass, and he clipped the ball confidently over the outrushing Ramsdale.

    75 min We’re having technical problems, but you haven’t missed much apart from a load of substitutions.

    Newcastle Yedlin and Hayden for Manquillo and Joelinton.

    69 min Fernandez is okay.

    68 min Fernandez is down after being caught in the face by King’s arm. I don’t think it was an elbow - it certainly wasn’t as bad as Jordan Ayew’s the other night - and VAR isn’t getting involved.

    66 min “Delighted to see Saint-Maximim taken off,” says Paul Sheppard. “Great player, great performance, sadly.”

    He’s so much fun, that’s what I like most about him.

    64 min Bournemouth’s next game is at Old Trafford on Saturday. Newcastle are at home to West Ham the following day.

    62 min Two changes for Bournemouth as well. Junior Stanislas and Harry Wilson are on for Arnaut Danjuma and David Brooks.

    61 min Two changes for Newcastle: Valentino Lazaro and Andy Carroll replace Dwight Gayle and the brilliant Allan Saint-Maximin.

    60 min: Brooks hits the bar! He is one Bournemouth player whose head hasn’t dropped and that was a lovely effort, curled over Dubravka and onto the crossbar from 20 yards.

    60 min I’m so pleased for Steve Bruce, who was the subject of some disgraceful ridicule earlier in the season. First he stabilised Newcastle defensively; now he has got them playing some lovely attacking football.

    A crisp square pass from Saint-Maximin found Almiron 30 yards from goal. He set off on an angled run, straight at the heart of the defence, before pushing the ball away from Ake and clipping it back across Ramsdale into the top corner. That was lovely.

    That’s another majestic goal!

    55 min Saint-Maximin goes on a sensational 60-yard run, starting at the edge of his own area, before finding Almiron. He’s tackled and the danger passes for Bournemouth, but it was another example of Saint-Maximin’s wildcard ability. There aren’t many more entertaining players in the entire Premier League.

    52 min Saint-Maximin’s low drive from 25 yards is pushed away by the diving Ramsdale. He is a brilliant player, Saint-Maximin.

    47 min “On the subject of mascot mismatches,” begins Jonathan Denness, “I think Hornets v Bees is more brutal.”

    Are they mascots or nicknames? Or both? I’ll level with you: I didn’t pass my GCSE in mascot studies.

    46 min: King has a goal disallowed for Bournemouth! That would have been the perfect start. Solanke’s deflected shot swirled away from Dubravka and hit the post. King put the rebound away, but he was comfortably offside when Solanke had the original shot.

    46 min Peep peep! Newcastle begin the second half. Lewis Cook has replaced Philip Billing for Bournemouth.

    Half-time reading

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    “Painful to watch as a Cherries fan, making a team with a league-low possession ratio look like world beaters,” says Paul Sheppard. “Taxis for Smith, Lerma, Billing and Solanke please. At least give Surridge a chance up front ffs. And, yeah, I would happily relegate the bottom five.”

    All things move toward their end. After five joyous years in the Premier League, Bournemouth are going down*.

    * Unless they score at least two and ideally three goals in the second-half.

    45+2 min Ake is booked for a foul on Almiron.

    45 min Cook drives a crossfield pass straight out of play. Bournemouth are unrecognisable from the team that punched so admirably above their weight for four seasons.

    42 min “Hey Rob, I’m here,” says J.R. in Illinois. “I’m here. This game is one of my favourite mascot matchup mismatches. I mean it really doesn’t get much more one-sided than Magpies v Cherries, does it?”

    41 min Danjuma smashes the free-kick over the bar.

    41 min King is fouled in the D by Manquillo. This is a decent chance for Bournemouth, with Billing, Danjuma and Brooks over the ball.

    39 min King turns smartly away from Shelvey in the area. Then he tries to nutmeg Manquillo, who keeps his legs closed to goal-saving effect.

    36 min Bournemouth are struggling to get a kick, and in the last 10 minutes they have had only 26 per cent of the possession. Newcastle have been brilliant.

    33 min Sean Longstaff has pulled something, a hamstring I think, and is leaving the field. That’s such a shame because he was playing beautifully. Miguel Almiron replaces him.

    32 min There have been some very unlikely escapes in the Premier League era, so nothing is impossible, but Bournemouth look for all money like they are going down.

    That was just brilliant from Newcastle. Newcastle kept the ball for the best part of a minute before Saint-Maximin decided to cut to the chase. He beat Smith with ease on the left, got to the byline and screwed the ball towards Longstaff, 10 yards from goal. He smashed it into the roof of the net with his left foot. The build-up was good, the run from Saint-Maximin delightful, and the finish from Longstaff emphatic.

    What a marvellous goal!

    27 min “Hi Rob,” says Jonathan Seyghal. “Does anybody want or deserve to stay up?! How about we start a petition to let Watford, West Ham, Bournemouth and Villa all go down... and let Norwich stay up out of sympathy for that FA Cup knock-out?”

    Maybe everything should be based on how many points a team gets. More than 76 and you’re champions, even if they are three of you; fewer than 38 and you’re down. What could possi- oh.

    25 min Time for the drinks break. Bournemouth have improved slightly after a dreadful start, but Newcastle are the better side.

    23 min Kelly is booked for inflicting pain on Sean Longstaff.

    21 min The resulting free-kick is clipped in by Brooks and headed away by Lascelles. Smith nods it back into the area, where Solankie hooks a half-volley wide on the stretch. He was only seven yards from goal but it was a very difficult ball to control as it came over his shoulder.

    20 min David Brooks is starting to see more of the ball, which is usually a good sign for Bournemouth. He beats Manquillo with a lovely bit of skill near the byline, prompting Manquillo to drag him to the floor.

    18 min There’s been a second goal at Goodison Park. Let Paul Doyle be your human vidiprinter.

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    17 min Danjuma wins a corner on the left for Bournemouth. He takes it himself ... and swings it straight out of play on the far side.

    16 min Anyone out there?

    15 min Sean Longstaff drags a shot on the turn well wide from 20 yards. Newcastle are much the better side at the moment.

    14 min Bournemouth look flat, as they have in most of their games since November. It’s strange to see a team that have been so vibrant, and added so much to the Premier League in the last five years, in such a funk. If they lose tonight, I think they’re down.

    12 min There’s been a goal in the match at Goodison Park. You won’t believe the score!

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    10 min It would be going too far to say Newcastle have a swagger, but there is certainly a spring in their step. They look really confident and relaxed in possession.

    8 min A half-chance for Bournemouth to equalise. Danjuma scurries down the left, cuts back and tees up Billing on the edge of the area. He sidefoots a poor effort that goes high and wide.

    The goal came from a dreadful mistake by Jefferson Lerma. He miscontrolled a simple ball just outside the Bournemouth area and was tackled by Sean Longstaff. Saint-Maximin screwed the loose ball into the area to find Gayle, who finished decisively into the far corner. That was a good finish, especially given his miserable miss against Manchester City on Sunday.

    What a shocking start for Bournemouth.

    3 min Lots of Newcastle possession in the first few minutes. A long ball forward almost falls for Gayle in the area, but Ramsdale is quick off his line to claim.

    1 min Peep peep! Bournemouth kick off from left to right.

    The players are out on the field, all looking businesslike. Newcastle are sporting their orange change strip.

    Some pre-match reading

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    Bournemouth (4-4-2) Ramsdale; Smith, S Cook, Ake, Kelly; Brooks, Billing, Lerma, Danjuma; King, Solanke.
    Substitutes: Boruc, Stacey, Rico, Mepham, Gosling, L Cook, Stanislas, H Wilson, Surridge.

    Newcastle (4-3-3) Dubravka; Krafth, Fernandez, Lascelles, Manquillo; S Longstaff, Shelvey, Bentaleb; Saint-Maximin, Gayle, Joelinton.
    Substitutes: Darlow, Schar, Yedlin, Rose, Ritchie, Hayden, Lazaro, Almiron, Carroll.

    Good evening. Bournemouth will hope that this match acts as a bookend. Their season started to go wrong in the return fixture, a 2-1 defeat at Newcastle in November. Bournemouth were seventh going into that game; now they are 18th and in all sorts. They have picked up only one point in their last six games, having hinted at a revival with consecutive wins in late January and early February, and have lost 15 of their last 20 games. In any currency, that’s relegation form.

    The fact their opponents are safe should be in Bournemouth’s favour, though we thought the same before their last home game, a chastening 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace. With an extremely tough run-in, they need points at their earliest inconvenience. This really is a mustn’t-lose game.

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  • Tue, 30 Jun 2020 21:30:04 +0000: Newcastle need a decision about Saudi takeover now, says Steve Bruce - Newcastle United | The Guardian
    • Manager bemoans club’s inability to plan for next season
    • ‘Bournemouth visit a triumph for behind-the-scenes logistics’

    Steve Bruce has revealed Newcastle’s trip to Bournemouth has necessitated two airports to remain open beyond their normal lockdown hours, a larger plane than usual being hired and a hotel closed to the public, allowing the team to stay.

    Newcastle’s manager thanked the small army responsible for facilitating the quickest and most comfortable journey possible to and from Wednesday’s key Premier League game. A complex logistical chain including air traffic controllers, administrators, airport ground staff, cabin crew, pilots, chefs, cleaners and hotel workers has made it possible.

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  • Tue, 30 Jun 2020 16:43:46 +0000: The Fiver | Pretending their wifi is on the blink and their screen has frozen - Newcastle United | The Guardian

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    Despite our status as one of the pre-eminent football authorities and influencers, the Fiver has never been hauled before the Department of Culture, Media and Sport select committee to face a barrage of interrogatory projectiles from stern politicians. With the lockdown in place, current victims get to face their inquisitors through the medium of conference call, which means they can avoid answering particularly probing questions by sitting very still with a particularly gormless expression on their face, pretending their wifi is on the blink and their screen has frozen.

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Historical Transfer News and Team Gossip has been archived below:

  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:26:51 +0000: Ex-England midfielder Parker retires - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC
    Ex-England, Charlton and Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker announces his retirement from football.
  • Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:04:10 +0000: Taxman's football raid 'may be unlawful' - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC
    HMRC officers seized documents from Newcastle United as part of a tax fraud investigation.
  • Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:53:36 +0000: Newcastle keeper Sels joins Anderlecht - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC
    Newcastle United goalkeeper Matz Sels joins Belgian champions Anderlecht on a season-long loan.
  • Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:00:05 +0000: Premier League fixtures in full - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC
    Find out your club's full fixture list for the 2017-18 Premier League season.
  • Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:35:31 +0000: Cisse leads tributes at Tiote memorial - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC
    Papiss Cisse leads the tributes at a memorial for former Newcastle team-mate Cheick Tiote, who died after collapsing in training in China.

Newcastle United have been the focus of much speculation in recent weeks in regards of new additions to the squad with many household names being linked with the north east club. Manager Alan Pardew has been scouring the football world for players to add to his team who can bring as much to the table for Newcastle as last years signings Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse did last season as they were two of the most influential signings the club has made for several years.

The biggest story this summer for Newcastle is their desire to bring back Andy Carroll to St James Park as the former Newcastle striker has found it extremely hard to find his feet at Anfield and it is widely believed that new Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers sees no future for the huge striker in his plans to take Liverpool back to the top of the division. Liverpool however have stated so far that they have received no offers for Carroll but have also failed to state if they would entertain any for him as he cost the Merseysiders thirty five million pounds less than two seasons ago which they would fail to recoup if they in fact did decide to sell their misfiring striker.

One of the top targets for Pardew this season looks to be FC Twente defender Douglas as the club are believed to have just tabled a bid of around four million pounds for the services of the Brazilian player. Douglas has recently stated that he wishes to search for pastures new after completing a couple of seasons for the Belgian side and it looks highly likely that he will be plying his trade in the premier league next season for Newcastle as long as they can complete the deal successfully.

Another player who Newcastle are keen on signing from Fc Twente is the Dutch player Luuk De Jong although it looks highly unlikely that Pardew will be able to bring the player to St James Park as he is seemingly on his way to German side Borussia Monchengladbach. A deal is yet to be signed by the Dutch international yet the hope of bringing him to the north east for the start of next season is dwindling day by day but there is still hope for Pardew until the player signs on the dotted line.

French international Mathieu Debuchy looks all set to complete a move to Newcastle after the player who is currently at Lille has stated that it is his priority to play in the premier league next season and his preferred destination right now is Newcastle. This will be like music to Newcastle fans ears as the defender is extremely well thought of around Europe and can offer a great boost of experience and skill to the Magpies defence.

Want away Blackburn player Junior Hoilett is another player who is on Pardews radar is the striker is all set to leave the championship side with it looking more than likely he will be heading off to Germany with Borussia Monchegladbach. Pardew though still holds hope he can persuade the striker to turn his attentions to Tyneside but this is looking more unlikely each day.