Sam talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning, and seemed to reiterate what Chris Mort has been saying all along. Newcastle want to strengthen the playing side of the club at every level.
Sam Allardyce – wants Newcastle strengthened to be number 1
Itâ€™s been rumored that Sam in not too happy with the quality of youngsters we currently have at the club, and has told his scouts to be on the look-out for any exciting young prospects that can be brought into the club, wherever we can find them across the world.
Sam talked about this today, and started with the signing of the exiting 17 year-old prospect, Ben Tozer, from Swindon Town:
â€œWeâ€™ve got Ben because he is one for the future, but we are not just looking for young players who will hopefully improve the strength of the first team in a few years time.”
“Weâ€™ve got to build up that squad of young players because itâ€™s pretty small at the moment and we are building this club up at every level.â€â€œBut Iâ€™m not just looking for young players, weâ€™re looking for players of any age who can improve this football club.”
“No football manager just goes into the transfer market looking for players of a certain age.” “We also want players who can go straight into the first team and, if they are available, we will try and get them in January.â€
Thatâ€™s really good news for Newcastle fans, and we think if good players are available and can be brought in at a reasonable price, we will be doing some transfer deals in January. One player we suspect may be signed almost immediately, is Russiaâ€™s versatile captain Andrei Arshavin.
Russian Captain Andrei Ashavin
Andrei has already indicated he would love to come and play at Newcastle and the transfer fee of Â£8M seems reasonable for a player of his experience and skill. Arshavin concedes he is flattered by talk of Newcastle’s interest interest and told the Daily Mirror earlier this month:
“Of course I would like to play in England,” “In Russia as well as England they are talking about Newcastle being interested in me and there has been no concrete offer.“
“”In principle if they made an offer I would be interested.”
Certainly signing Andrei on January 1st (in just 11 days time) would be a nice start to the transfer window for Newcastle United, at least we think so. What do you think?
Comments always welcome.