Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce says he has no knowledge of any limit on his spending in the January transfer window, and discusses players that are now available or may become available, regularly with Chairman Chris Mort.
Sam’s transfer list of players already with Chris Mort
Sam Allardyce has already identified the players he would like to bring in, and given the list to Chris, and things will develop form the re says Big Sam, much like the transfer business was conducted in the summer.
Sam said today:
“I am putting players forward to the chairman and decisions will be made from there,” “The players that might be available and are available are being discussed on a regular basis, day to day.â€
“I was never given an indication of a budget in the summer and it will be similar in this window.”
We would be surprised if January went to fay before we announce at least a couple of new players at Newcastle. Of course Sam hasn’t been altogether lucky with some of the injuries the team has endured, especially to top striker Michael Own who has missed lot of important Newcastle games through one injury and another.
Sam talked about Michael today:
“We have had games where we have created a large number of chances and you have to wonder, if Michael had been there, we might have converted a higher proportion of our chances,”
“His injury has been a massive disappointment. But he is now back and we can only hope that with no internationals coming up, and his training and fitness work (being) in-house, we can get him fit and scoring goals again.”
Allardyce has also said it would take a big offer for him to sell any of his players, but we think Ameobi, Carr and Pattison could all leave the club in January. Michael has only just returned from a thigh injury, picked up on England duty, which has kept him out of action for six weeks. Seems that Sam is just pleased to have the England striker back in his team, and we think Michael may even start tomorrow night, against Manchester City.
The very best thing Michael can do tomorrow is to score a couple of goals (3 would be better), and give a nice New Year’s present to the ever faithful Newcastle fans. That would certainly be a very nice start to the year on Tyneside, and may even lift the gloom and doom surrounding the club right now.
Comments always welcome.