Newcastle have been linked with scores of players this summer. Many already made their moves prior to deadline day and others stayed with their clubs. Here are a few of the players that have made moves on deadline day that were linked with Newcastle this summer, even if some of the links were tenuous at best.
James McCarthy was linked with a £5m move to Newcastle last month along with teammate Yannick Bolasie who reportedly had a £10m release fee. Bolasie ended up turning down a move to CSKA Moscow.
However, James McCarthy has joined Crystal Palace from Everton in a £8.5m deal.
? Welcome to Palace, James McCarthy!#CPFC
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) August 7, 2019
Ismaila Sarr was linked to Newcastle early this summer and there were even reports that Newcastle had a bid rejected for him. However, it always seemed like Watford were in lead for the Senegalese winger.
Sarr has joined Watford from Rennes in a deal that could rise to €36m. It has been reported the fee is €30m with an additional €6m if Watford avoid relegation.
You asked, we delivered…
Five-year deal ?
Club record fee ?
Squad number 23 ?#AnnounceSarr
— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) August 8, 2019
Djibril Sidibe was a shock target a few weeks ago when it was reported that Newcastle were in discussions for the French right-back from Monaco. Nothing ever came from those initial reports.
Sidibe has joined Everton on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy. The permanent deal is believed to be around £12m.
? | @DjibrilSidibeS3 joins the Toffees on loan for 2019/20, with an option to buy.
Bienvenue, Djibril! ? #EFC
— Everton (@Everton) August 7, 2019
Charlie Austin was again linked with a move this summer to Newcastle United. The 30-year-old striker was also heavily linked in the summer of 2015.
He has signed for West Brom in the Championship for around £4m on a two year deal.
?? Austin announced! ??
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) August 8, 2019
Aaron Mooy was linked to Newcastle throughout the second half of this past Premier League season. He was also linked in May as being a possible replacement for Mo Diame or Isaac Hayden, who it was thought was leaving at the time.
Mooy has joined Brighton on a season-long loan deal.
— Brighton & Hove Albion ?? (@OfficialBHAFC) August 8, 2019
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