Who should Newcastle sign this summer?

Gervinho - One of my tips for the summer. Newcastle seem to be pretty safe in the Premier League now and a few more wins should ensure another year of top flight football.

Already though fans are starting to talk about who Newcastle are going to sign this summer. Manager Alan Pardew has 35 million pounds burning a big hole in his pocket and has already stated that he will be very active in the transfer market. So the question is ‘Who should Newcastle sign this summer?’

Well according to Pardew he’s looking at signing five player. A few youngsters will no doubt be signing during the summer months as well, but for now we will focus on the first team. I am going to assume that Jose Enrique and Joey Barton stay and Newcastle sign Stephen Ireland permanently who I won’t include in the five.

With Peter Lovenkrands, Sol Campbell, Wayne Routledge, Alan Smith, Xisco and Danny Guthrie probably all leaving in the summer, the five positions I think Newcastle will be targeting will be; two centre forwards, a winger, a left back and a centre back. With Graham Carr the Chief Scout these days trying to second guess the signings is getting harder, especially after the signing of Cheik Tiote who quite frankly I had never heard of but anyways I’ll give it a shot.

First off are the two strikers. With Andy Carroll gone it leaves a big hole upfront but Leon Best seems to have plugged that gap surprisingly well and if he keeps up this scoring run he has to be given a chance to start next season as well, so with that in mind my choices would be Connor Wickham at Ipswich and Kevin Doyle at Wolves.

Wickham looks one hell of a prospect and at the tender age of 17 is exactly the type of player Newcastle seem to be targeting these days. Doyle on the other hand will not be everyone’s cup of tea but with the little support he gets from midfield and the tireless running he does for the team I think he would fit very well into the side and would score goals given the chance.

The winger I would like to see sign would be Gervinho from Lille. Now I know some people who know the player will say that he is a striker, but he can play comfortably in both positions. He has skill, pace, an eye for goal and is only 23. He only has one year left on his contract so Newcaslte wouldn’t have the pay top dollar for him either. Another reason to sign him would be because he’s from the Ivory Coast and that would keep Cheik Tiote happy I’m sure.

The final two positions now. Assuming Jose Enrique will stay I still think we need cover for him as I don’t think Shane Ferguson is quite ready yet. The player that we have been linked with in the last few days is Cheikh M’Bengue, who currently plays for Toulouse. He has a record of bad tackles but at the age of 22 and one of his teams stand out performers he would be good addition and it would make sense with Pardew apparently having watched Toulouse several times this season.

The centre-back position is one that a lot of fans won’t be too bothered about with Fabricio Coloccini, Mike Williamson and Steven Taylor already there but I do feel that we need four centre halves. Now I know players aren’t going to sign knowing there going to be 4th choice but even so I would go for either Dedryck Boyata from Manchester City or James Tomkins from West Ham. Both are young and are already showing the qualities that they have.

There you have it. The five players I would like to see Newcastle sign. You may not agree with me but that’s what speculation is all about.

So what are your thoughts on who Newcastle should sign?

181 thoughts on “Who should Newcastle sign this summer?

  1. I always love a discussion about our worst ever transfer buys like toonsy. that chat can go one all day


  2. I watched summit on TV earlier. Cracking player on it. Plays for Real Madrid? Santiago Munez.

    Sign him up.


  3. Toonsy…I’m a bit behind the times….would like to see him make a cameo performance maybe last game of the season, when safety is assured…just to give the fans a wee taster.


  4. To me it sounds more like a confidence issue more than anything else? I can understand that to be honest. Until he comes through the first challenge there will be doubts in his mind. It was the same with me and my ankle


  5. Big Dave…wuz down town Munich for the St Patrick’s Day parade…really nice day, sunny, had a few guinness’…lovely jubbly. Wor lass was swooning over Johnny Logan who made a special guest appearance. Canny chanter like..


  6. Ice,

    I know it’s late, man, but I just read about what happened on here. Condolences, mate. I suppose the powers that be decided it was simply his time to go. I know that don’t help much at the moment, but I suppose it’s nowt that Jack Daniel can’t [temporarily] fix. Thinkin’ about you and your’s, mate. Hope everybody is ok like.


  7. AndrewNUFC
    Posted March 13, 2011 at 8:52 PM
    Goal 2 is probably the worst film I have ever seen.

    You’ve obviously never seen clockwork orange then ( I know there’s lots of boobs but I mean in terms of the sheer turn over the channel factor 🙂 )


  8. players OUT should b…… peter lovenkrands, shola ameobi..danny guthrie…alan smith,..joey barton…jose enrique…kuqui, cambell…tim krul..

    players in should b…..jay bothroyd.
    ..diego forlan..
    .jermain defoe..
    ruud van nistelroy or didier drogba..
    …wayne routledge should rejoin bck after doing well at qpr…
    shawn wright philiphs …
    charles n zogbia…
    paul ince’s son from liverpool.4 the future..
    whickham from ipswich for the future
    charlie adams from blackpool.
    fraser foster cummin bck…


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