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.
“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.