Expect A Very Slow Transfer Season At Newcastle

With the World Cup beginning in South Africa a week on Friday, it seems like not too much will happen in the transfer market until at least after the World Cup completes on July 11th.

Chris Hughton – difficult summer ahead?

In fact the Journal today is reporting today that it could even be in the very last week of the transfer season before loan signings are made at Newcastle.

That sounds a little scary.

This is what Newcastle manager told the Journal this morning:

“With the World Cup this summer I really can’t see any significant movements until quite late in the transfer window, and of course there isn’t a lot of money out there in the market,”

“We’re no different from a lot of clubs. It could be June or even later in July after the players have come back from pre-season before we see anything happening in the market.”

“We will be aware of what is going on, but what usually happens is that one player signs for a club and that may mean another player becomes available.”

“The loan market is open to us and if it is the right player then it is something that we will do. However, managers will want to assess things when they get back after the summer.”

“We’re busy working on things – but I don’t see anything happening imminently.”

There is also a feeling this season that the loaning clubs will put immediate recall clauses into any loan deals they negotiate.

That will prevent cases like happened at Manchester City in April, when Shay Given was injured and Joe Hart was out on loan to Birmingham City for the full season and couldn’t be recalled.

The Eastlands club were forced to make an emergency loan signing – Hungarian International goalkeeper Marton Fulop – for the last few games of the season.

With Jermaine Beckford yesterday being snapped up by Everton, we have to question whether Newcastle are interested in many free agents.

Striker Kris Boyd is available from Rangers, and even wants to join Newcastle,  but perhaps when Chris Hughton said a couple of weeks ago he wasn’t interested in the player – that’s exactly what he meant.

But it will be very slow this transfer season on Tyneside this summer, that seems to be abundantly clear.

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • Ericles

    Jun 1, 2010 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #1

    Does this mean that CH will wait until it is almost next season before he decides to let some of our own players go on loan? Not only between a rock and a hard place – CH seems to have been put on quicksand as well. No comment is becoming very apt – it really means nothing will happen until too late.

  • RichK

    Jun 1, 2010 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #2

    I see Jaynufc has gone quiet recently since his dead cert signings haven’t arrived!CH and NUFC have done a lot better at keeping transfers quiet though whilst negotiating so I wouldn’t be surprised to see on or two arrive in the next two or three weeks. I hope so anyway.

  • komfort

    Jun 1, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #3

    “We’re no different from a lot of clubs. It could be June or even later in July after the players have come back from pre-season before we see anything happening in the market.”…..

    …sorry CH but we are so very different to a lot of clubs , we have just won promotion from the (crap)ccc & are now expected to compete with established premiership teams !!…we really need to get a jump on these by signing 3 or 4 quality players instead of sitting around doing jack.

    ..just tell blubber man if he doesn’t cough up the money .. then you’ll find yourself a proper job.

  • G

    Jun 1, 2010 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #4

    RichK @ 2. No he hasn’t, read yesterdays threads mate. The goalposts have moved but the noise carries on.

  • Purely Belter

    Jun 1, 2010 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #5

    we are slow in the transfer market EVERY season so im not at all shocked that this one will be also.

    CH is just saying this because he knows we are gona struggle to sign anyone decent without money.

    fact is other clubs are signing players now
    eg, birm- zigic, man utd- hernandez, smalling, everton- beckford etc etc

  • fongct

    Jun 1, 2010 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #6

    we are slow because we have no money to spend

    but pls, dont give me excuses like other clubs arnt moving quickly in the market….our same level of rivals like WBA is close to sign Pablo, Wolves is close to sign van Dammel, may be Fletcher as well, Birmingham spent 12M on two players already…I m not saying I want those players or not, but their squad is strengthening, while we are not

    also, if Fletcher worths 7.5M, pls dont tell me there arn’t a lot of money in the market….Birmingham spent 12M already

  • DanNUFC

    Jun 1, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #7

    jaynufc89 if you read this…

    i thought we were meant to be signing 3 players before the WC, but according to this it doesn’t look like that will happen, have you any news from your source?

  • Marty-Toon

    Jun 1, 2010 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #9

    What`s new with this?
    It`s always slow at NUFC in the Transfer market.
    Reminds me a bit of MA tryin to run a 100 Metres 🙂


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