It seems like we will need to wait for Chris Hughton to try to clarify just what transfer funds will be made available to him this summer by the Newcastle club.
Chris Hughton – with Championship trophy
It’s the sentence in Newcastle’s statement of last night which stated:
“There is no plan for new capital outlay on players.”
In an article today in the Newcastle Journal, it seems that Luke Edwards tried to clarify what that meant with the club – and he didn’t get any more clarification on that statement.
You could argue there was already a plan in place for capital outlay this summer – so there’s no new plan. 😀
But it seems that really does say there will be no capital made available to the manager for transfers this summer, and that may come as a surprise to the manager himself.
We should get a better understanding of this when Chris gives his next interview, although Chris can be cagey too.
And there are good players available as free agents this summer, and some younger players that could be brought in for little money – so we still expect maybe 3-4 new players being transferred in during the summer to augment the squad.
We’ll look forward to when Chris is quizzed about what no plan for new capital outlay on players really means.