The transfer window opens tomorrow, so does that mean we will have 3 new players before Saturday?
Joe Kinnear – asks for calmness during January
Just kidding, but Joe Kinnear probably is well aware how anxious the Geordie faithful are to strengthen our squad next month, and Joe has spoken today on the latest situation at the club regarding incoming transfers:
“The fans need to know there is a lot of work going in regarding transfers in the background.”
“We are making offers for players at the moment.”
“Offers have been made, but then you must wait for the clubs to come back to you.”
“They will wait to see what other clubs offer and take it from there.”
“Loans are a good option for us, and if we can get quality loan signings in we are making progress to tide us over.”
That’s good news from Joe, and we’re sure he’s very involved with the Board on our targets, and that’s good to hear, after the almighty mess the Newcastle Board seemed to create with Kevin Keegan during the summer.
We seem to want both Joe Ledley of Cardiff and Michael Kightly of Wolves, both excellent young players, but we cannot see much of a chance of getting either of them in January, although we could pursue them further in the summer, and our chances would then depend on whether their clubs are able to gain promotion.
Joe will have to wait at least until he gets a formal response from their clubs, before he can move forward and go after other players on the Newcastle transfer list.
Joe has said he has around 10 players on that list, so we should be able to get some decent players in during January, although it’s always much harder than in the summer, because clubs hardly want to lose players in the middle of a season, especially those that are pushing for promotion.
And don’t believe just because we go down the list, the players will not be as good, because transfers are always uncertain, and you just never know how a player will turn out at Newcastle.