There will be no money for Chris Hughton in the January transfer window, if Mike Ashley is still the owner.
Andy O’Brien – loan signing fell through – we couldn’t afford his wages
That’s the news this morning and it’s looking like Newcastle United this season will need to continue to us t he loan market as much as they can.
The squad that Hughton has at his disposal is too small, and with the many games the team has to play this season – another 35 league gamers, at some point injuries will overtake the squad, as they have done in the past.
A Newcastle insider told the Evening Chronicle today:
“There have been several players, both established stars and up-and-coming prospects, who have been offered to Newcastle by clubs around Europe.”
“That’s a common theme at this time of year in the build-up to the January window.” “But so far they have been told that Newcastle aren’t about to spend big amounts this winter.”
And we had mentioned in the summer that former player Andy O’Brien was available, and apparently Newcastle tried to get the player on loan, but the move collapsed when the Ireland center-back’s wages, or at least the percentage the club would have to pay, was too much for the club.
It’s possible Newcastle could turn to O’Brien again in January, with the Yorkshireman still to play for Bolton this season, and Andy would again do very well for the Newcastle club
While it would be good to be able to buy some players in January, if we have to rely on loan signings to get us promoted – so be it.
It’s possible, especially if we sign good players on loan, like we have so far, to get promoted through loan signings.
But if we do get promoted it will be necessary to bring in a number of good players in the summer.
And by then we just have to hope and pray that the clueless Mike Ashley is no longer owner on Tyneside.
We’ll then have some chance to even prosper in the Premier League next season.