Kevin Keegan is confident that he will have some new players through the door by Monday night, and Kevin was extremely upbeat during his press conference today.
Kevin Keegan – as upbeat as ever – we have players coming in 😀
Kevin revealed there are two players almost through the door right now, with 4-5 others in the fire. 😀
That’s great news – but let’s first of all see what Kevin had to say today:
“I would think we’ve got a very good chance of getting three or four players in,” “The money (from Milner’s transfer) will be available to me.”
“But the money was there to buy players even if we did not sell James Milner.” “We’re looking for three or four to bring in and I think we’ll get them.” “We have four or five irons in the fire with two of them quite far down the line.”
Keegan is determined to only add real quality to his squad, which he has done this summer, with the excellent four signings he has already made.
He also said he came out of the Mike Ashley meeting feeling very good, after a meeting he said was great, and in which Newcastle owner Mike Ashley was very positive.
Kevin said today:
“We had a great meeting on Wednesday,” “The owner is absolutely committed to this club.” “But Mike Ashley can only give us the finance, we have to get the right players in.”
“It’s now a case of getting that quality in before Monday.” “You got lets of offers of players at this time of year but the secret is to pick the right ones.” “If you’re going to let players go you have to make sure you replace them with quality.
“No-one will argue that the ones we’ve got in so far are quality.” “They are players who care and put the shirt on and do a real good shift for the club.”
“But we are in a great position at this club because we have not got any deadwood.” “Some clubs are looking to move five or six on but we’re now just looking to add to our squad.”
Yes, we have to pick the right players, but there are not many managers as good as doing that as Keegan, which he has proved over and over agin.
We have one thing to say in all of this – if Kevin is happy we are happy, and it certainly goes not appear that Ashley has pulled the rug under form kevin.
Boy – we feel so much better all of a sudden.