Joe Kinnear has talked about what he wants to do in the transfer market in January, and he says whichever players he brings in will improve his squad on Tyneside.
Joe Kinnear – I will improve the squad in January
Joe spoke to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle this morning:
“I want to increase the competition for places.” “We are fishing at the moment.”
“We are throwing a few hooks out to catch a few players.” “At the moment we are waiting to see if the offers are accepted.”
“I have my fingers crossed. But the goalposts get moved when you are negotiating.”
“And at the moment, people are asking far too much for what I would call decent players.”
“And we want a decent price.”
These are wise words from Joe, in an era where massively rich owners seem more concerned about buying trophy players, than actually improving the side.
Just look at Man City and their £32M purchase of Brazil’s Robinho – a complete waste of money from what he’s produced for City so far this season. Our very own Zog has played as well as Robinho this season – at least!
Joe was very good in the transfer market at Wimbledon and picked up some good buys then, and he wants to do the same thing at Newcastle, and will certainly not be paying silly money for players, as some clubs may do next month.
“Money doesn’t come into it. You have to look at what is happening at Manchester City.”
“You can have millions and millions, but it doesn’t mean you will win matches.” “It’s who you think is the right player to improve the team.”
“All I want to do is improve the team.” “I wouldn’t just throw it around. I wouldn’t buy two Brazilians just for the sake of it.”
“But anyone I buy will improve the team.”
That’s last line is a reference to buying Robinho and Jo, and Jo, who cost £18M, has been even worse than Robinho this season for City, and cannot even get a starting place.
Joe is an old fashioned manager, thank goodness, and he has wisdom and experience on his side (some may say age), and we are looking forward to whatever players he brings to the club in January.
Joe knows that the future of Newcastle United Football Club, and his own future are at stake in January, and we think he’s going to do very nicely.
We hope so anyway. 😀