Mort Will Have Sufficient Transfer Funds for Kevin

Kevin Keegan has today been promised transfer funds to help turn Newcastle into one of the top clubs in England.


Chris Mort and Kevin Keegan

Just before Newcastle’s important league game with Chelsea, Newcastle chairman Chris Mort said the club will look to the future when considering which players to buy.

“Over the summer, we will look to strengthen the squad further,”

“In addition to immediate fixes, we will want to acquire players that can help make Newcastle United a top team for the medium and long-term.”

Unfortunately Newcastle have already missed out on the signing of midfielder Luka Modric, who seemed to be tied up at the club but instead accepted a lucrative offer to join Tottenham instead.

That was a huge disappointment to Newcastle’s fans, but Mort is confident that Newcastle are heading in the right direction and he thinks they will soon be in a good position to attract the top players like the 22-year-old Croatian international.

Chris added:

“It is frustrating that Modric, like (Jonathan) Woodgate before him, should take less money than we offered to move to the bright lights of London, and European football with Tottenham next season.”

“But these are the sorts of difficulties that should get easier to address once we build a squad that competes at the right end of the table.”

It doesn’t help too that we cannot offer European football for the second season running, and we think that must have also played a part in the decisions of the two players we lost out on.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • lee

    May 5, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #1

    but if we can finnish the season on a high, this might atract a few players noing that we are heading for better things…… and i think that the prem is a good place to get a few (bently and ashton to name to)…

  • gonufc

    May 5, 2008 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #2

    I know i may be labelled as deluded, but i believe that newcastle should atleast attempt to raid valencia for Joaquin and David Villa, it may not be likely, but they should really have a go. Valencia are in a relegation battle and have just been destroyed 6 – 0 against Barcelona. I think they’d be brilliant signings and i actually rate Villa better than Torres and he’s not done too badly!

  • Gooderz

    May 5, 2008 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #3

    That’s not a bad idea considering their financial situation, but many other clubs will have the same idea.

  • Hamas (51times)

    May 5, 2008 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #4

    We could get Joaquin I think since he hasn’t been at his best at Valencia, but I think Villa will be a Real Madrid player next season.

  • Taiwantoon

    May 5, 2008 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #5

    Agreed. We definitely need to have at least a go at the very best players. It doesn’t matter if we do not get them this summer. We just need to send the right message to the potential signings that we mean the business.

    Just finished watching today’s game. Not that bad IMO as we did have our chances. Owen and Martins were lively and dangerous in the first half. The duke has done his job as well. Smith is helpless as usual.

    I wouldn’t blame our midfield for losing control of the field as they are shaped to protect the back four and after all they are against the very best in the Europe.

    Taylor made some important tackles. Faye was in fault for the second goal but overall he did okay IMO.

    A bit concerned about Enrique tho, got caught a few times.

  • Leo

    May 5, 2008 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #6

    i feel his idea of sufficient is different to what we see as sufficient.

    minimal amounts will be spent, and until i am proved wrong with action in the xfer market i will continue to be pessemistic

  • BILLY - B

    May 5, 2008 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #7

    According to Keegan he is not getting any money to buy players and has to manage with what is there, so im not holding my breath for any class players arriving.

  • gonufc

    May 5, 2008 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #8

    Yer, his comments were a bit strange after what we’ve been hearing from the likes of Mort. I really don’t know if they’re getting money or not now as i first thought when i heard it that Keegan meant they were getting nothing, then i thought he meant they were getting money but no amount of money would be enough to match Chelsea and Man U next year. Still hope they’ll go for quality players (that aren’t getting old and from big clubs selling down to us- ie. Smith, Duff, Geremi etc.)


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