Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan is still hopeful Newcastle can get three new faces in before the end of month, and that will make six new players in total.
Kevin Keegan – hoping for 3 new players within next 25 days
Kevin told the club’s official website today:
“I would still like to strengthen and I’m confident we’ll bring in at least two, possibly three, more faces,”
“And if those players are of the quality of the likes of Gutierrez and Guthrie then we’ll take our chances.”
One of these players will undoubtedly be Coloccini, so we wonder who the other two will be.
We need a left back, so we fully expect one of them will be somebody who can play in that position. And we are still short in central midfield, so we’re still hopeful Kevin will bring in a play-maker, before the end of the month.
“By the time we play Valencia on Saturday, and then Manchester United a week later, I would think we will be pretty much full strength, apart from maybe Mark Viduka,”
“If everyone was fit, and I know in a perfect world that can happen but not always in football, we’ve got a strong, quality squad.”
We’d like to see Coloccini in, then a left back, central midfielder and striker – so that’s four we’d like to see brought in.
And we wouldn’t mind if we get that striker in, that Smith and Ameobi both leave before the end of the month.
But if it’s only three that are coming in, then we can see Alan Smith staying, and only Ameobi moving out. and no new striker coming in. 🙁
That will also mean that the number in the squad is about the same as last year, since five senior players will have moved out, and six will have come in – and that’s not too good.
One last thing, have you noticed that Kevin keeps changing the number of players he wants to bring in?
We need as many as we can get in, so our squad is bigger and also has more quality than last year.
What do you think?
Comments and views always welcome.