Chris Mort has said the club will only discuss transfers with manager Kevin Keegan, when Newcastle are completely safe from relegation, and they know they will remain in the Premier League next season.
Kevin Keegan – will discuss transfer situation when the team is safe
Chairman Chris Mort talked to the Evening Chronicle today about incoming transfers in the summer:
â€œOf course. We will sit down with Kevin and what we have said is that once we have made sure we are safe for next season we will go through the squad with him and see where the rebuilding is required.â€
â€œIt is only fair to the supporters to make sure we are safe for next season before making any decisions and we are taking nothing for granted.â€
â€œClearly we were delighted with Sundayâ€™s performance, but until we are safe it will be pointless making any sort of decisions.â€
It turns out that Kevin made a quick trip to Scotland to run the rule over some Glasgow Rangers players, but in the main Keegan has rightly concentrated on the playing side of things since he returned in mid-January.
But if we can get all 3 points on Saturday against Reading, and with suitable results from the other teams in relegation trouble, we could be almost safe, and discussions will probably start with Kevin, because the new regime will want to get a quick start in the transfer season.
Director of Football Denis Wise and scout Jeff Vetere were both at White Hart Lane on Sunday to watch the demolition of Spurs, but they have also been very busy tracking several top players in Europe.
It looks like they will be able to present Kevin with a number of excellent potential targets in the summer.
We’ll have to see how our recruitment team does in the summer, but we’ve been very impressed with the club structure Chairman Chris Mort has put in place this season.