We’re not the only ones to have noticed there seems precious little going on at Newcastle, as far as bringing new players into the club is concerned.
Chris Hughton – currently on vacation
Of course this is the quiet time of the summer, when players and staff go off for their summer vacations having finished the league program, but this summer is a little different with the World Cup starting a week today in South Africa, and lasting for a full calendar month.
Chris Hughton is currently on vacation and expected to return to Newcastle early next week, and Chris himself will be taking in a few games in South Africa, as he checks out some of the Newcastle targets.
But who they may be – we really have no idea.
It would appear that nothing much will happen until mid July at Newcastle, but that’s an awful long time to go without strengthening the squad, and surely we don’t want to leave things until the last minute.
That will necessarily need to be the case with the loan signings we bring in, because clubs will not decide who to send out on loan until August.
But this is probably the slowest transfer season on Tyneside for many a year – and we have to hope we still end up with say four top players coming into Newcastle to strengthen our squad.
But at least on the positive side, Chris Hughton is very well organized – and he will already have his targets set out clearly – now it’s just a matter of how we get them to the club.