English Premiership

Newcastle's transfers rated

2015-09-02 13:57
Aleksandar Mitrovic has joined Newcastle United (nufc.co.uk)

Cape Town - The £15 million spent on Aleksandar Mitrovic seems to be an unmitigated disaster and probably overshadows the rest of the good work done by Newcastle this summer.

Newcastle United transfers rated: 5/10

Newcastle's scouts got it wrong when the recommended Anderlecht's walking-yellow card (Aleksandar Mitrovic) and to think QPR's Charlie Austin would've cost the same (and he scored 18 Premier League goals last season).

Transfer summary:

In: Georginio Wijnaldum (PSV, £14.5m), Aleksandar Mitrovic (Anderlecht, £15m), Ivan Toney (Northampton, undisclosed), Chancel Mbemba (Anderlecht, undisclosed), Florent Thauvin (Marseille, undisclosed)

Out: Jak Alnwick (released), Adam Campbell (released), Jonas Gutierrez (released), Ryan Taylor (released), Sammy Ameobi (Cardiff, loan), Mehdi Abeid (Panathinaikos, loan), Remy Cabella (Marseille, loan), Adam Armstrong (Coventry City, loan), Shane Ferguson (Millwall, loan)

Best bit of business: Georginio Wijnaldum and Chancel Mbemba look to have fitted into the Premier League with ease.

Worst bit of business: Mitrovic.

*Newcastle United fans, please direct all your complaints about this rating or the Magpies in general to Sport24's Twitter account: @sport24news

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