Kevin Keegan is starting to show a little frustration in the transfer market as he revealed today that Newcastle have gone for 3 players, and missed out on all three.
Kevin Keegan - 0-3 so far in the transfer market
It’s clear that Newcastle have to spend wisely in the transfer market this summer, but they also have to convince the top players that Newcastle is a good place for them to come to, after a couple of seasons when we have been underwhelming in the league.
The Newcastle manager thinks that owner Mike Ashley shares his view that the squad is just not big enough right now to compete for a top 6 spot, so the plan is to bring more players in than we let go this summer.
But it doesn’t look like we’ve made an impressive start to the transfer market as Kevin Keegan said today:
â€œWeâ€™ve only got a small squad and I think thatâ€™s one of the reasons we struggled because I have to use the same players. Itâ€™s been the same for the past seven games,â€
â€œWeâ€™ve only got the league as weâ€™re not in Europe, but weâ€™ve got two kids at the back so weâ€™ve got to strengthen. If the owner thinks that just these players can go on next season â€“ and I know he doesnâ€™t â€“ then heâ€™d be misguided.”
â€œI was supposed to have gone for lunch with Modric, but I canâ€™t remember it. Weâ€™ve earmarked about 20 players, heâ€™s one of the best midfielders in the world and the right age, but at the moment â€“ and itâ€™s a sad thing â€“ weâ€™ve gone for three players and lost all three.â€
Newcastle fans will just need to be more realistic and accept that foreign players often prefer a London club.
It’s a cosmopolitan city and easier to settle down there, but we’re also sure that we can attract the right players to Newcastle, so that our squad will be much improved come August – we’re quite sure of that.