Kevin Keegan has talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning, and warned Newcastle fans not to expect too many players coming in during January.
Kevin Keegan – don’t expect too many players in January
Kevin talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning:
â€œWe are beavering away but we are not looking for lots of people,â€ â€œIf we get anyone it will be from the domestic game, unless an absolutely massive opportunity drops on our doorstep.â€â€œWe have good people here who know every player all over the world. We have all the data and the computer can pull (their details) up.”
“If an agent calls about a player we can see four or five reports on them, see them playing and make a decision, but we have tended to say that is for another day.â€
â€œWe are concentrating on players from this country who are available â€“ I looked at the list and, with the greatest respect, you like all the players on it but know you are not going to get some of them because of price or they may not want to come somewhere where they wonâ€™t yet play in Europe.â€
â€œSo when you get around to the realistic targets â€“ and there are not many â€“ if we canâ€™t get them in we wonâ€™t make any signing in this window, in or out. We have had inquiries for some of our players but donâ€™t want to get people out, we have not got a big enough squad. Even if it were part of a swap deal I would be very reluctant.â€
We think Chris Mort and Kevin are actually looking at the longer term, and which players they want to bring in during the summer too. And a lot of names we have been linked with, especially those from outside the Premier League, will be summer targets.
But like any well run club, we believe the spade work is bring started now, so that during the summer we can get the new players in early, so they can settle in well, before the season starts.
Sounds good to us.
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