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FIVE loose ends Newcastle need to tie up before deadline day

Date: 18th August 2014 at 7:33pm
Written by Christy Malyan

Newcastle have been one of the Premier League's most active and impressive clubs in the transfer market this summer. The Magpies have already spent nearly £40million, bringing in the likes of Remy Cabella, Siem de Jong, Emmanuel Riviere and Daryl Janmaat, all of whom arrive on Tyneside with preceding reputations from their former clubs. But there's still plenty of work to do on Tyneside before the transfer window on September 1st, a number of loose ends that need to be tied up in the coming days. Thus, being the ever-helpful bunch we are at Football FanCast, we've listed the FIVE lingering issues that the Toon need to resolve before deadline day. Find a buyer for Hatem Ben Arfa It's no secret that Newcastle are looking to offload Hatem Ben Arfa this summer. Alan Pardew sent the mercurial forward back home to France in April for 'the good of the club', and amid a summer window that's seen several new arrivals on Tyneside, Ben Arfa has also been stripped of the No.10 jersey, which now belongs to Siem de Jong. There's certainly a market for the misguided 27 year-old however, in no small part due to his ability to occasionally pull off the sublime, such as this goal against Bolton back in 2012: His planned move to the Qatari league fell through, but Everton and AC Milan have both been linked to Ben Arfa over the last month: Newcastle midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa is a target for AC Milan #NUFC ... Read More

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