Joe Kinnear is now planning to bring five new players into the club in the January transfer window, with three loan signings, and two players moving permanently to Tyneside.
Joe Kinnear – targeting 5 new players for January
That’s consistent with what Joe said a day or two ago, when he said he hoped to sign two new players, but of course there’s always the possibility of loan signings, which would be good, given the current situation with the ownership of the club.
He will also sell some fringe players, if he gets any offers for them.
The transfer window was also extended yesterday to 5pm on Monday, February 2, presumably so the last day is not on a weekend. But we would hope we get the new players in early January, especially the loan signings, because hopefully those deals are being struck right now.
Joe said today:
“I’m hoping to bring in four or five players, maybe three on loan,” “I don’t mind selling some of my fringe players. I haven’t any offers for them yet – unfortunately.”
“I’m talking about the players who never get on the bench, or only get on in emergencies. If we can put two or three of those together I might only get one decent one in return.”
“I’m not talking about any of the players who played last week.”
So who never makes the squad or only gets on the pitch in an emergency? We think Cacapa, Xisco, Geremi and Edgar fit that description.
Five good new players in, and keeping most of the squad we already have should set us up well for the remainder of the season, even though one or two fringe players may be moved out.
If Joe can bring in five new players, he will have done very well indeed in Jnauary, and Newcastle fans will be hoping he can do just that.