Post Transfer Window in Toon

The transfer window finally closed at 11pm on Thursday night and “business” has been done at Newcastle United and the rest of the other Premier League clubs.

Paul Merson has had his say on the NUFC window and it echoes the sentiments of many other fans, a let down where everyone thought a proper push would be made following promotion, and with Rafa at the helm.

Major ins: Christian Atsu (Chelsea, £6.2m), Florian Lejeune (Eibar, £8.7m), Jacob Murphy (Norwich, £12m), Javier Manquillo (Atletico Madrid, undisclosed), Joselu (Stoke, £5m).

Major outs: Florian Thauvin (Marseille, £9.8m), Matz Sels (Anderlecht, loan), Vurnon Anita (Leeds, free), Yoan Gouffran (Goztepe, free), Sammy Ameobi (Bolton, free), Daryl Murphy (Nottingham Forest, £2m).

How will these transfers perform will they make it into your fantasy footy team? will they affect any of your football prediction at SBAT ?

Maybe Newcastles fortunes could yet be improved by  dipping into the loan or free agent market, time will tell if they’ll bring anyone else in or worse yet, Rafa walks away.

Despite reassurances and promises Benitez has now realised in the last two windows they don’t add up to much in a Mike Ashley world, and the reality Rafa has discovered is that Newcastle can’t/won’t/dare not compete… survival at the cheapest possible price is all that is on the agenda.

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