Newcastle United ins and outs in full from busy 2022 summer transfer window

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It has been a busy summer for the key figures at St James Park.

So there we have it.

The summer transfer window is officially closed and Newcastle United have continued to develop under the management of Eddie Howe and the ownership of the PIF-led consortium.

A prolonged and ultimately successful move for a highly-rated centre-back and a surprise club record deal for a La Liga striker were the undoubted highlights of the last three months.

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But there have been disappointments with the Magpies struggling to add a midfielder and a winger to their ranks before end of business on Thursday night.

There have been departures as a number of players that re-established the club in the Premier League under Rafa Benitez are now plying their trade elsewhere.

NewcastleWorld takes a look at the ins and outs at St James Park since the end of last season as all focus turns towards what looks an exciting campaign on the pitch.

IN: Matt Targett - £12million from Aston Villa

After joining on loan during the January transfer window, the popular left-back played a key role as the Magpies burst away from the relegation zone during the second half of last season.  The move was made permanent as United got their summer transfer business underway.

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IN: Nick Pope - £10million from Burnley

Newcastle United's English goalkeeper Nick Pope catches the ball during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Newcastle United at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on August 31, 2022.  (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)Newcastle United's English goalkeeper Nick Pope catches the ball during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Newcastle United at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on August 31, 2022.  (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United's English goalkeeper Nick Pope catches the ball during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Newcastle United at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on August 31, 2022. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

A goalkeeper seemed to be the least of United’s concerns given Martin Dubravka’s long-standing status at their number one.  But Eddie Howe saw differently and he has been rewarded the England keeper with a confident start to his time on Tyneside.

IN: Jordan Hackett - Free transfer

The left-back joined the Magpies Under-23s setup after his contract at Tottenham Hotspur came to an end.

IN: Charlie McArthur - Undisclosed fee from Kilmarnock

The promising Scottish centre-back was eyed by a number of Premier League clubs but it was Newcastle that secured his services as part of their drive to improve their academy options.

IN: Alex Murphy - Undisclosed fee from Galway United

Another addition to the Magpies youth ranks after the United hierarchy secured a deal for the 18-year-old left-back.

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IN: Jude Smith - Undisclosed fee from East Fife

After impressing during a loan spell on Tyneside, Newcastle made a permanent move to sign the East Fife keeper.

IN: Sven Botman - £35million from Lille

Sven Botman of Newcastle United is put under pressure by Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton Wanderers  during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United at Molineux on August 28, 2022 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)Sven Botman of Newcastle United is put under pressure by Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton Wanderers  during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United at Molineux on August 28, 2022 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
Sven Botman of Newcastle United is put under pressure by Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United at Molineux on August 28, 2022 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

This one was bordering on ‘saga’ status as the Magpies hierarchy refused to give up on their attempts to sign the highly-rated Dutchman.  There was serious interest from AC Milan and some other Premier League clubs - but United won the race and Botman already looks an assured figure at the heart of the defence.

IN: Alexander Isak - £58million from Real Sociedad

Newcastle United’s Swedish striker Alexander Isak chases the ball during the English Premier League football match at (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)Newcastle United’s Swedish striker Alexander Isak chases the ball during the English Premier League football match at (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United’s Swedish striker Alexander Isak chases the ball during the English Premier League football match at (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Always high on the Magpies wanted list, but seemingly unattainable due to Real Sociedad’s demands, Isak made a shock switch to Tyneside in the final week of the window and wasted little time in making an impact as he scored on his debut at Liverpool in midweek.

OUT: Isaac Hayden - Loan to Norwich City

Something of a stalwart at United after helping the club to the Championship title and in helping in their successful battles against relegation ever since.  Hayden will now hope to secure promotion with Norwich City after moving to Carrow Road on a season-long loan deal.

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OUT: Lewis Cass - Free transfer to Port Vale

The Geordie youngster impressed during a loan move to Port Vale last season but his time in the Potteries was cut short by a season-ending injury.  His return to fitness saw him reunited with the League One club on a permanent basis.

OUT: Freddie Woodman - Undisclosed fee to Preston North End

Current squad market value = £38.79million — most valuable player = Freddie Woodman (£8.1million)Current squad market value = £38.79million — most valuable player = Freddie Woodman (£8.1million)
Current squad market value = £38.79million — most valuable player = Freddie Woodman (£8.1million)

Woodman’s decade-long stay at Newcastle came to an end when he joined Championship club Preston North End in a permanent move.  The former England Under-21 keeper has made a promising start to life at Deepdale after keeping clean sheets in his first seven league appearances.

OUT: Dan Langley - Loan to Gateshead

The young keeper is spending the entire season with United’s National League neighbours and has joined a growing list of former Magpies at the International Stadium.

OUT: Jeff Hendrick - Loan to Reading

A return to Tyneside was never likely for the Republic of Ireland midfielder and he will spend the season working under Paul Ince at Reading.

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OUT: Ciaran Clark - Loan to Sheffield United

Ciaran Clark should start at Vicarage Road, providing the balance on the left side of that back threeCiaran Clark should start at Vicarage Road, providing the balance on the left side of that back three
Ciaran Clark should start at Vicarage Road, providing the balance on the left side of that back three

Another veteran of Newcastle’s Championship title win, Clark has returned to the second tier as he looks to help the Blades regain their place in the Premier League.

OUT: Dwight Gayle - Free transfer to Stoke City

The striker’s six-year stay as a Newcastle player officially came to an end this summer after he accepted an offer to join Championship club Stoke City.

OUT: Martin Dubravka - Loan to Manchester United

New Manchester United signing Martin Dubravka.New Manchester United signing Martin Dubravka.
New Manchester United signing Martin Dubravka.

This one surprised many connected with Newcastle as Dubravka opted against battling Nick Pope for the number one spot and accepted a move to compete with David De Gea at Manchester United.  A season-long loan has been agreed and that could be converted into a permanent move next summer.

OUT: Kelland Watts - Loan to Peterborough United

A deadline day deal for the versatile defender after he agreed to the third loan move of his career by joining Grant McCann’s side.  Watts will have to wait to make his Posh debut as he recovers from a knee injury suffered during United’s pre-season trip to Austria.

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OUT: Matty Longstaff - Loan to Colchester United

Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff was briefly considered as a transfer target by Sheffield Wednesday.Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff was briefly considered as a transfer target by Sheffield Wednesday.
Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff was briefly considered as a transfer target by Sheffield Wednesday.

The midfielder made a handful of pre-season appearances for the Magpies but will get his first competitive action of the season in the colours of Colchester United after joining the League Two club on loan until January.

OUT: Lucas De Bolle - Loan to Hamilton Academical

Deadline day brought confirmation the highly-rated midfielder had penned a contract extension at Newcastle and agreed to join the Scottish Championship club on loan until the end of the season.

OUT: Federico Fernandez - Free transfer to Elche

Newcastle United defender Federico Fernandez.  (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)Newcastle United defender Federico Fernandez.  (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United defender Federico Fernandez. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

The dependable centre-back has never really let United down since joining the club in a £6million deal in August 2018.  His time as a Magpie now seems over after he agreed a season-long loan switch to La Liga club Elche in the final hours of the window.

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