Kevin Keegan has said he still hopes add another couple of players to his squad before the start of the new season.
Kevin Keegan – wants 2 new players before season starts
Keegan talked about this after completing todayâ€™s training session in Palma with temperatures in the mid-90s – which they are over here in Raleigh, USA right now.
Kevin said he was pleased that this weekendâ€™s Mallorca Summer Cup would be played at night because of the higher than usual temperatures on the Island.
â€œWe will have two signings coming in â€“ that is my feeling.”
â€œBut nothing is 100% because we are all looking at the same players â€“ and that includes the top clubs.â€
We wonder seriously if two players will really be enough, but we haven’t lost anybody this summer yet, apart from those we let go like Ramage, Rozehnal, Emre, Troisi, Diatta and Carr, who were sanctioned by Kevin to leave.
So we still have Charles N’Zogbia and Damien Duff, and it looks also like Joey Barton will also be fit shortly.
However, Kevin said he wanted 4 class signings only a few weeks back, and we’ve only signed youngster Seb Bassong since then, so the number he wants seems to be going down.
Keegan also said that captain Michael Owen had been left in Newcastle, along with Joey Barton to work at the clubâ€™s training ground, as he recovers from back trouble.
All Newcastle players in the squad, apart from Oba Martins, only just returned from Nigeria following the death of his mother â€“ and Steve Harper, who has sustained a slight back injury.
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