The Journal has some interesting news from Joe Kinnear today.
Joe says he has two players lined up from the Italian league, both in the £10M bracket, who have agreed to come to Newcastle for a 6 month loan spell, prior to possible long term deals.
Joe Kinnear – two players lined up from Serie A
Joe told the Journal today about the coming January transfer market and his plans:
“I am one step ahead,” “I have already drawn up a hit-list. Whether I get to implement it, I’m not sure. There’s no point being here unless I make an effort to bring new players in.”
“I recommended players I consider would enhance us in two areas of the pitch. Two top-class players that would stop us dropping from where we are.”
On the two players he has scoured in the Italian League he said:
“I don’t think they will come here, I know they will,” “It’s on a loan basis from January to June, then hopefully on a permanent (deal). I have spoken to their agents. We would be 100 times better off if we got them. They are worth £10M each. They are not in their sides, but are top-range players.”
“We have got to pay decent money for top-of-the-range loans,” “A couple of million for someone very special until the end of the season to get us in to a better position. I have got to get that message across.”
We have no idea who the players are or whether this is true, but we hope it is, and see no reason why Joe would come out with something like this, if it wasn’t true.
But you have to give it to Joe, for at least showing tremendous initiative and ambition in the job, and if he has indeed lined up these players, that would be some great news for some very depressed Newcastle fans – let’s face it.
Now if he’s still here in January, he will have to persuade a certain Mike Ashley to go ahead with these loan deals.