Newcastle have again been linkled with a number of players today.
Chris Hughton – not after 99% of players we are linked with
Whether any of the stories are true, we have no idea – but we may get lucky someday
27 year-old Jermaine Jenas was said to be the latest on Chris Hughton’s radar screen, but we think it would be a long shot for Jermaine to return to the gold-fish bowl on Tyneside.
Hughton talked about Newcastle being linked with so many players – about 409 so far this summer:
“We’re going through a period of being linked with names.”
“I would say 99% of the names we’re linked with we haven’t even considered, but that’s what generally happens in pre-season.”
“We will identify the players we need and move for them accordingly.”
Even if Newcastle are interested in Jenas, we’re fairly sure he would not want to return to Newcastle, and the fee of £5M quoted by Spurs is hardly on the cheap side either.