There is some talk that before the start of the season Newcastle may go after a big name signing which in the local media is said to â€œstun the soccer worldâ€.
That would not surprise us as Sam Allardyce has been building the squad with good players brought in at very reasonable prices.
Let’s take a look at what this story’s about.
A source close to owner Mike Ashley admitted that, while Newcastle’s haul of four signings so far this summer is impressive, there will be more to come. And that will possibly include the arrival of a big-name player that will stun the soccer world.
Mike Ashley and his senior executive in charge at Newcastle – Chris Mort – will never go public on how much they have to spend in the transfer market because it makes no sense from a business point of view. But a look at Ashleyâ€™s successful businesses makes you realize fairly quickly that the new United owner thinks big. To be big you have to first think or imagine where you want to be.
The source told the Evening Chronicle:
â€œWhen you look at the incoming and outgoing transfers so far this summer, Mike has only really spent Â£1.5M because Geremi and Mark Viduka came in on free transfers and Joey Barton and David Rozehnalâ€™s arrivals have been helped by Scott Parkerâ€™s Â£7M sale to West Ham, so from a business point of view, thatâ€™s good business.â€œWe know that Big Sam would like two left-backs and a center-half too, and he will listen to any other possible signings that the manager would like.
â€œThe transfer deadline is not until the end of August and the feeling here is United could be about to pull out all the shots to land a big one.â€
Of course the very interesting question is which player would they bring in? Not sure bringing anybody to Newcastle right now would â€œstun the soccer worldâ€. One player we think is a world class player in the making and did wonders at West Ham last season is Carlos Tevez. He would be great at Newcastle but we already have two small forwards in Owen and Martins â€“ so he might not fit in too easily.
But that’s the question â€“ which world class name could Sam bring to Newcastle that would truly be worth the money and assist Newcastle in becoming great again?
Comments and thoughts â€“ and choices – very welcome.