We had wondered last night if Joe Kinnear wanted to complete four incoming deals for Newcastle or that number of deals included Given and Zog leaving Newcastle.
N’Zogbia – move to Wigan determines if Taylor comes the other way 🙁
But in a new interview in the Newcastle Journal this morning, it looks like Joe wants four players coming in today, including Ryan Taylor of Wigan Athletic.
Joe said last night:
“We’re looking to add four players before tomorrow,” “One of those is a striker.”
“And we have tried for one center-half, Sammi Hyppia, but Liverpool are not prepared to let him out.”
“I want to get somebody with experience because of the position we are in. “
“We have a very young back four and I just want somebody who is a good organizer.”
Kinnear was due to meet Mike Ashley after the game yesterday afternoon to finalize the finances available, and we assume that has been sorted out last night, with Joe and Dennis Wise presumably going all out to get their men today.
But of course Joe is always a little too optimistic and he admitted that some of the deals may not go through today:
“There could be a chance that the deals will break down but I don’t know.”
And as far as Ryan Taylor is concerned, he’s already on Tyneside, as a number of our readers had mentioned yesterday.
Joe talked about Ryan this morning:
“Ryan Taylor has been here for the last two days. He can play both full- back positions, wide positions and is a good player.”
“I’ll be disappointed if that falls through because we can’t agree a deal for Charlie.”
Whoops, so we were wrong in our earlier report when we said the Ryan Taylor deal was not dependent on Charles going the other way.
Well, Charles will be doubly disliked now, if he pulls out of the Wigan deal, so somebody please call him and tell him he’s right that Wigan is a much more ambitious club than Newcastle and are destined for the European Champions League.
Of course Wigan are way above Newcastle in the league right now and Geordie manager Steve Bruce has done a tremendous job for the Lancashire club in the last 12 months.
We’re hardly in any position to criticize Wigan, which we think is great little club, and very well run too.