Sam Allardyce is certainly not a great believer in the current transfer windows. We have the summer transfer window, open for about 3 months, and then a month in January, when transfers are allowed to take place.
Sam Allardyce – transfer system stops him being successful
It didnâ€™t used to be like that, and Sam wonders why thatâ€™s the case. He also talks about players he needs to bring to the club. Sam talked about the upcoming January window, and the transfer system in general:
“There is only one focus: the players have to be better than what we have already got.â€“If you sign a player with the purpose of covering for another player that generally means you rarely use them because they are not up to the required Premier League level. You have to be careful.â€
“This is the most difficult window to deal in and I keep saying this, it is a hugely flawed system.â€ “It stops me progressing the club, it stops me being more successful and it stops you at critical times overcoming injury problems in what can be crucial positions.”
To be more specific we really have two types of players coming to Newcastle United in January. The young budding future stars we have identified, like Ben Tozer, who will probably not be immediate starters in the side. Then we have the players Sam talks about, who will need to be first teamers unless we shouldnâ€™t sign them.
We’re not really sure what the specific advantages of the current transfer system are, but we know a lot of disadvantages. But it wouldn’t seem there’s much chance of changing the system, although Sam would certainly like to.