Transfer Wrap – January 2015

Well here we go again, no new players in and a heap of fringe players out. These transfer windows are no longer a source of potential excitement as we wait for new players to be signed. Actually, they are less like a window and more like an exit door at the moment. Most of the younger players we have loaned out have been no where near the first team this season so if they get first team action at Rangers it can only be a good thing as far as I am concerned. The lack of incoming players has always been a source of frustration and anger and that is set to continue as the season enters it’s later stages. For the record here is what transpired for all clubs.

Newcastle Unitd

In – Sveet Fuchall

Hatem Ben Arfa Released
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Roma) Undisclosed
Davide Santon (Inter Milan)

Kevin Mbabu, Remie Street, Harris Vuckic, Gael Bigirimana, Shane Ferguson – (Rangers)



Krystian Bielik (Legia Warsaw)

Gabriel (Villarreal)

Lukas Podolski (Inter Milan) Loan
Matt Macey (Accrington Stanley) Loan

Yaya Sanogo (Crystal Palace) Loan
Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) Undisclosed
Joel Campbell (Villarreal) Loan

Aston Villa

Carles Gil (Valencia) Undisclosed
Scott Sinclair (Man City) Loan

Darren Bent (Derby County) Loan
Jordan Graham (Wolverhampton Wanderers) Undisclosed
Gary Gardner (Nottingham Forest) Loan
Daniel Johnson (Preston North End) Undisclosed
Chris Herd (Wigan Athletic) Loan


Michael Keane (Manchester United) Undisclosed

Alex Cisak (Leyton Orient) Loan


Juan Cuadrado (Fiorentina) Undisclosed

Fernando Torres (AC Milan) Undisclosed
Mark Schwarzer (Leicester City) Free
Lewis Baker (Sheffield Wednesday) Loan
Todd Kane (Nottingham Forest) Loan
John Swift (Swindon Town) Loan
Alex Kiwomya (Barnsley) Loan
Tomas Kalas (Middlesbrough) Loan
Marko Marin (Anderlecht) Loan
Nathan Chalobah (Reading) Loan
Mohamed Salah (Fiorentina) Loan
Stipe Perica (Udinese) Loan
Andre Schurrle (Wolfsburg) Undisclosed

Crystal Palace

Yaya Sanogo (Arsenal) Loan
Jordon Mutch (QPR) Undisclosed
Shola Ameobi (Unattached) Free
Pape Souare (Lille) Undisclosed (subject to work permit)
Andreas Breimyr (Bryne) Undisclosed
Wilfried Zaha (Manchester United) Undisclosed
Lee Chung-yong (Bolton Wanderers) Undisclosed

Andrew Johnson Released
Zeki Fryers (Rotherham United) Loan
Jake Gray (Cheltenham Town) Loan
Lewis Price (Crawley Town) Loan
Barry Bannan (Bolton Wanderers) Loan


Aaron Lennon (Spurs) Loan

Hallam Hope (Bury) Undisclosed
Mason Springthorpe (Fleetwood Town) Loan
Chris Long (Brentford) Loan
Samuel Eto’o (Sampdoria) Undisclosed



Thomas Ince (Derby County) Loan

Leicester City

Mark Schwarzer (Chelsea) Free
Andrej Kramaric (HNK Rijeka) Undisclosed
Robert Huth (Stoke City) Loan

Jack Barmby (Rotherham United) Loan
Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) Loan
Callum Elder (Mansfield Town) Loan
Adam Dawson (Bristol Rovers) Loan



Kevin Stewart (Cheltenham) Loan
Lloyd Jones (Cheltenham) Loan
Jack Dunn (Cheltenham) Loan
Oussama Assaidi (Al Ahli) Undisclosed
Suso (AC Milan) Undisclosed
Connor Randall (Shrewsbury Town) Loan
Sheyi Ojo (Wigan Athletic) Loan

Man City

Wilfried Bony (Swansea City) Undisclosed

Sinan Bytyqi (SC Cambuur) Loan
Matija Nastasic (Schalke 04) Loan
Devante Cole (MK Dons) Loan
Jordy Hiwula (Walsall) Loan
Scott Sinclair (Aston Villa) Loan

Man Utd

Victor Valdes (Unattached) Free
Sadiq El Fitouri (Unattached) Salford City

Ben Pearson (Barnsley) Loan
Sam Johnstone (Preston North End)
Michael Keane (Burnley) Undisclosed
Will Keane (Sheffield Wednesday) Loan
Marnick Vermijl (Sheffield Wednesday) Undisclosed
Jesse Lingard (Derby County) Loan


Mauro Zarate (West Ham United) Loan
Ryan Manning (Galway United) Free

Jordon Mutch (Crystal Palace) Undisclosed


Eljero Elia (Werder Bremen) Loan
Filip Djuricic (Benfica) Loan
Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea) Undisclosed

Artur Boruc (Bournemouth) Loan extension
Jos Hooiveld (Millwall) Loan
Jack Cork (Swansea City) Undisclosed


Philipp Wollscheid (Bayer Leverkusen) Loan

Ryan Shotton (Derby County) Undisclosed
George Waring (Barnsley) Loan
Maurice Edu (Philadelphia Union) Undisclosed
Robert Huth (Leicester City) Loan


Jermain Defoe (Toronto) Undisclosed

Scott Harrison (Hartlepool) Undisclosed
Jozy Altidore (Toronto) Undisclosed
Charis Mavrias (Panathinaikos) Loan
Cabral Released


Nelson Oliveira (Benfica) Loan
Matt Grimes (Exeter City) Undisclosed
Kyle Naughton (Tottenham Hotspur) Undisclosed
Jack Cork (Southampton) Undisclosed

Rory Donnelly (Tranmere Rovers) Loan
Wilfried Bony (Manchester City) Undisclosed
Ryan Hedges (Leyton Orient) Loan



Milos Veljkovic (Charlton Athletic) Loan
Grant Hall (Blackpool) Loan
Dominic Ball (Cambridge United) Loan
Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) Undisclosed
Nathan Oduwa (Luton Town) Loan
Jordan Archer (Millwall) Loan
Benoit Assou-Ekotto Released
Aaron Lennon (Everton) Loan

West Brom

Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic) Undisclosed

Bradley Garmston (Gillingham) Loan
Luke Daniels (Scunthorpe United) Undisclosed

West Ham

Doneil Henry (Apollon Limassol) Undisclosed

Mauro Zarate (Queens Park Rangers) Loan
Ricardo Vaz Te Released
Paul McCallum (Portsmouth) Loan
Sean Maguire (Accrington Stanley) Loan
Blair Turgott Released
Matthias Fanimo Released


Well there it is.. One thing that stands out is that clubs seem to be shedding a lot of players to lower division English clubs and abroad. It’s interesting to see Spurs and Liverpool were also clubs not to open the cheque book this window. Maybe the financial fairplay rules are having an effect??

Anyway, it is as you were (minus a few players) for Newcastle and it will be interesting to see how the rest of the season plays out. We can only hope that we are not hit with too many injuries over the last stretch of games. We have Abied, Aarons and DeJong on the cusp of being fit enough to get a start in the first team again so there is a sliver of light at the the end of the tunnel.



641 thoughts on “Transfer Wrap – January 2015

  1. Watching the spurs match again, England should build their team around kane. For such a big lad his movement is impressive. Plays the offside line well and is totally natural with feet and head.

    I wonder if Kane and sturridge would form a decent partnership


  2. Quite right, Troy.

    I’m not going today, would rather watch from my couch. That’s apathy for you.


  3. Gashley@601, couldn’t agree more mate. Exciting times ahead perhaps for English football, because despite all the hype Kane really does look like a class act. Really liked the look of the young lad Jordon Ibe who debuted on the right side of attack for Liverpool yesterday, another strong good young England prospect. England just need to get the central defence sorted out…where have I heard that one before ? πŸ˜‰


  4. It’s funny how despite the despondency when match day comes around the buzz of optimism starts again… strange really … Howay the Lads !!!

    Looking forward to what the Toon can achieve against a tough nut opponent in Stoke City managed by a wily old hand.

    Carver against Hughes…. well JC lets see what you are worth…the blather ends here, it’s all about points on the board. Will “his” team succeed or fail ?


  5. Looking forward to todays game but JC faces a much tougher test today. Stoke really are Sparky in team form, tough to beat and tough to play against. We need to cuff Walters and stop Ireland feeding him, Walters got a hat trick last week and will be full of confidence. I think Stoke are more than capable of pushing for Europe but if we beat them we leapfrog them and just maybe we could mount our own Europa spot challenge.


  6. By the way watched MOTD and how lucky were Palace, Leicester should of romped home, could of had 4 goals with more luck.


  7. Every time I watxh MOTD, Kim I realise how poor the league is when you take the top 5 out of it and it makes me more annoyed that we don’t make the effort to improve and compete to try and get in the top 6. We’re never that far off but always let ourself down when we go backwards instead of forward.


  8. KIM you always need luck in games at times but Pardew always had more than his fair share even the year we finished 5th he was very jammy in a lot of games we should not have won his luck even saw a lot of PL teams going through rough patches at that time,but enjoy your luck while its there


  9. No optimism from me today. πŸ™
    I think our defence will be torn to shreds, by stoke.
    We may well score, but not as many as them.
    Their first goal will probably come from a free header in the box.
    Unchallenged as per normal.
    Happy Days


  10. I assume now that Aussie has been chased away, that there will be no new thread for matchday etc.


  11. BB well Carver said he was happy with the window and was happy with what he had even let Santon go,so let’s see eh? I have my doubts


  12. BB@613, looks like it mate regarding Aussie being hounded out.

    It still amazes me that we don’t have anyone on the Blog Bench who can step in an put up a five line article which will allow the blog to start from scratch again ?

    Like you’re optimism by the way πŸ™‚


  13. MM there seems a problem getting threads put up some how a couple of bloggers have wrote threads and sent them in but nowt happens


  14. Stu, aye just 2 or 3 decent signings is probably all it would take.

    Ice@610, totally agree on that.

    MM, I would of happily done a pre match preview but if I send it in there is no certainty Toonsy would see it mate .
    I don’t know how to contact Aussie for him to put it up. I sent an article in after we lost in the cup but Toonsy didn’t see it or didn’t bother with it. It’s a pity we can’t post articles like we do comments really.


  15. It’s all a bit strange that Toonsy seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth. Is this the end of the Blog as we know it ?

    Surely it can’t be that difficult to put up a couple of lines in an article. Let’s be honest if AMF can do it it can’t be that difficult ? πŸ˜‰


  16. Aussie has done a Pardew and walked. Rumours were that some of the bloggers were holding up placards Aussie out . com πŸ™„

    Don’t say I didn’t warn you. πŸ˜‰ you’ll regret it now he’s gone. Pardew not Aussie. πŸ˜†


  17. I hadn’t realised Aussie had been forced out? πŸ™„ I thought he had just gone in a humongous huff. πŸ™„


  18. Stoke are difficult to beat. I’m hoping walters is too injured to play.

    If papiss started.. 2-1 or 1-1

    Toon toon


  19. Ings looking a good player. But unfortuantely another player we baulked at paying anything more than a pair of socks and a tennis racket for.


  20. Big D@631, do your best mate. I’m sure the punters who get on here would appreciate it πŸ™‚

    I’m off to the pub meself, but look forward to reading the blog crack later, basking in the glory of a toon win… ahem…


  21. Stuart79@632, do you know that for sure with Ings, or do you just think that ?

    Let’s be honest, if Liverpool have been on his case for a while now no matter of huffing and puffing by Graeme Carr or whoever will convince him to come to the toon ?


  22. Munich – I am assuming as Burnley will have wanted more than Β£5m for him and quite rightly so. We won’t pay more than that for a striker since Ashley didn’t think he got value for money buying Cisse for Β£9m. Look what you get for Β£5m these days… Riviere! Oh dear.


  23. Talking of Riviere, I’m interested to see what Sharpy now thinks of him. I’m sure I remember Sharpy saying he’d score quite a few games this season…


  24. Stuart79@635, fair enough answer mate…you don’t know.

    I see where you’re coming from though with your mistrust of Ashley… I suppose the question is whether the player himself has been interested, and for all the blather coming out of the Chronicle I don’t get the impression that Ings was particularly interested in joining the toon. Just an impression I have based on no fact …..

    Hope you enjoy the game mate from the comfort of your sofa. Best place to be in the current circumstances perhaps..

    Howay the Lads !!


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