Newcastle United have yet to make a breakthrough in the transfer windows this summer. The frustration and worries of Newcastle United supporter have been there for all to find out and read vie the social media after some weeks trundled by without their team making any progress. The transfer windows is not officially open till Monday yet that has yet to stop the likes of Southampton, Liverpool, Manchester United, Aston Villa, and even Bournemouth, a newly promoted team, making their mark in what lots of supporters expect to denote a great summer of making transfer and spending.
When Mike Ashley, the club owner, made a rather rare public pledge to make lots of investment in the club, lots of Newcastle supporters thought that would be the case in the summer and that Newcastle United would literally strike soon after the England Premier League ended. But with sixty five days to go up until business of transfer is over and dusted for another summer, Newcastle United may feel that they can keep their willing and get their players. In fact, transfer business is not as easy as people assume.
There is the sounding out prior to a bid is made, there is the haggling on a transfer fee, the player’s wage demand and of course that player’s agent to keep happy as well. Adding to the enigma for the Magpies was the fact that they substituted the team’s managers, replacing John Carver with Steve McClaren, who took part in the club on 10th of June. With only three directors, who are sacking and replacing a coach could slow down other businesses like player transfer, as what the supporters greatly expect.Nevertheless, some may even argue that given the Magpies’ stance on transfer windows, with Graham Carr doing the signing side of things, that should not be a determinant at St James’ Park this summer. Just twelve months ago, the fans were rather more settled than they are now after Ayoze Perez arrived from Tenerife and Jack Colback had made his move from Sunderland on his free transfer.
This season, there has been a bit of brinksmanship between the teams and agents with Anderlecht’s AleksandarMitrovic’s fee of fifteen million pounds being displayed so publicly in Belgian Media, and the very price tag for Charlie Austin has been flouting on English shores. And thenm there are some of the potential departures at Newcastle this summer with their No. 9 Cissee seemingly set to end his contract at St James’ Park. Newcastle United would surely sell up if the price was consented yet there has been no real bid to arrive at the magpies so far.