July 2011 continued
First Team Transfers
Peter Lovenkrands to Fuham, £1.6m
Sylvain Marveuax to Lille, £600k loan
Mike Williamson to Southampton, £500k loan
£1.8m over 24 months.
is likely to be a key part of my team this season, at least for the first part due to Ben Arfa
being injured. He can play either wing, behind the striker or as the main man up top, and for £1.8m I felt he was a bargain.
£4.1m over 30 months
is definitely going to be my first choice left back this season as Santon
can also play RB, leaving Simpson
to the bench and back up this season. I have been impressed with M'Bengue
in pre season, so I hope he will do a good job for me.
£2.2m over 24 months
was mainly bought as back up for the first team, but his performances in pre season were very impressive so I am definitely going to give him a chance in the first few matches of the season in a central midfield position as well as on one of the wings every now and then, where he impressed in pre season.
£1.3m loan fee, £5m future fee
has been brought mainly as back up, but he is rumoured to be a wonderkid so I had to put in a future buy clause in case he impresses as I believe £5m is a bargain for a top quality central midfielder. He will be back up predominantly for Cabaye
and another one of my signings who you are about to read about.
£5.5m over 18 months
is likely to feature in my first choice central midfield three with Cabaye
as I believe he is one of the most under rated players in real life, but it may be different on here. This season is when we will find out about the young player from Swansea...
First team transfers done, tactics will be posted later today, as will the first month or so of the 2011/12 season. Can this season be the beginning of a brighter future for Newcastle?? Stay tuned.