Chris Hughton has talked today about the transfer market – and good news for Newcastle fans is that Chris says he sees some new players coming in.
Chris Hughton – new players coming in over the summer
Hughton has been out taking in games and checking on some new players, and he was in the stands at Lyon’s recent clash with Auxerre and apparently has been spotted at other games across the Continent recently.
With all the publicity for Newcastle this last season – 95% of it good publicity we may add, Chris Hughton will be recognized these days, wherever he goes. Not sure if that’s good or bad for Chris, but after all he is the Newcastle manager.
Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today:
“One thing we need to keep is the spirit and enthusiasm we had last season.” “ That, for me, is one of the most important things.” “We know what we need to do to the squad.” “I’ve managed to get out to quite a few games in a couple of countries.”
“During the season, I didn’t get out to as many games as I would have liked because of our fixtures.” “We’re aware of what we have to do to the squad, and the areas we need to strengthen, and also the cover we need.”
“I don’t think there’ll be a lot of players coming in, but we need a squad capable of competing in the Premier League.” “I can certainly see players coming in, but I don’t see wholesale changes.”
“A lot of names will be thrown at us, and a lot of names will leak out to the Press.” “For a lot of them, there’ll be absolutely nothing in them at all. We have to accept that.” “What we’ve managed to do well is bring in some players in the right way.”
So there you have it, and it seems to us that Chris is expecting to bring some new players into the squad this summer – no doubt about that.
The thing we don’t know and Chris never addresses is whether he will have any money to spend on new players, but Sunderland Chairman Niall Quinn has said today that Newcastle may be playing coy by saying no capital expenditures will be made on new players this summer by the club.
We hope Niall is right.