Kevin Keegan has finally talked about the transfer market, and it seems it’s an attempt to allay Newcastle fans’ apprehensions, that have grown over the summer.
Kevin Keegan shirt – good statement today from the boss
The fans are well aware of some of the failures the club have had this summer, so far, although the two players we’ve signed look to be excellent captures.
Keegan told the clubâ€™s official website today:
â€œWe not only will (add new faces), we have to,â€
â€œBut what weâ€™ve got to ensure is that we donâ€™t get players in just for the sake of it. Itâ€™s easy to bring in players and theyâ€™re all the same, then youâ€™re left trying to pick from a bunch of players and you say, â€˜Well heâ€™s as good as himâ€™.”
â€œBut, of course, to get the players in that are going to spark the others off and add something to the team will always be a little bit more difficult.” â€œWeâ€™ll keep going on those fronts. Weâ€™ve tried for a few and not always been successful.”
â€œWeâ€™ve also had a lot thrown at us which we donâ€™t think are right for one reason or another, be it either wrong position or wrong age.”
â€œAnd everyone at the club knows weâ€™re not going to look a gift horse in the mouth with an older player coming in.”Â “But we are trying to get, for all the right reasons, younger players who can stay at the club longer.â€
The good news is that Kevin seems adamant that the good players already at the club will be staying, and he doesn’t expect to lose anybody, apart from striker Shola Ameobi, who is not part of his plans.
â€œLike Iâ€™ve said, weâ€™ve got a small squad so itâ€™s no good getting one in to get one out, that just means youâ€™ve maybe changed a position,â€
â€œObviously there will always be talk of players leaving because weâ€™ve got some very good players here. But they will only leave here if we want them to, thatâ€™s for sure.”
â€œWeâ€™re not looking to sell our top-class players, we want to add top-class players to play alongside them.â€
We’d like to see Charles N’Zogbia stay, at least so Kevin can have some more time to work with the player.
We feel that Kevin is almost the perfect manager for young Charles, because not only will he make the lad a better player, but Kevin always makes the training enjoyable, and things are always upbeat around the former England star. Happy players always play better.
Charles will probably start enjoying playing under Keegan, if he will only give it a chance, and Newcastle fans have always been good to the lad, who is steadily maturing.
Bottom line is that’s a good statement from Kevin, and we really hope the loud silence from the club, of the last 3 weeks, is finally over.
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