Kevin Keegan thinks the time he arrived back at Newcastle United in January, was just perfect in terms of being able to learn about the Newcastle squad he inherited.
Kevin Keegan – with right hand man Terry McDermott
Keegan told Newcastle World TV today:
“It’s been a great time for me to come in terms of learning things,” “We’ve had big games and games that matter and I’ve found out a lot about my players.â€
“We have got a small squad, no-one can argue with that, and yet the players are now starting to say, ‘You don’t need to buy anyone for my position because I’m good enough play here’.”
Many fans would still like to see around 5 new players in the summer but Keegan insists it will be more of a case of evolution with the Newcastle maestro targeting three or four additions to the squad.
“The good news for the owner is that while we might want to spend big money on a few players, we don’t want to bring nine in like they did last year,”
“I think we will get three or four quality players and maybe one or two youngsters who can push them from day one.â€
“That’s the idea but we’ll have to see how it works out.”
That sounds just great to us, because one advantage is it will not take time for these players to settle in at the club, and we can concentrate on winning games from our very first fixture.
Four top players for say Â£40M would be great, and we’ll also be able to reduce the wage bill by letting Rozehnal, Ameobi, Carr and perhaps Ramage to move on. If Charles N’Zogbia wants to move on, we could recuperate Â£10M and should be able to get at least Â£3M for Shola, especially if Stoke City get promoted.
Roll on the summer.
Comments always welcome.