As if to verify there’s very little happening right now at the Newcastle club, the Journal today just rehashes three or four stores of yesterday, which are already old news.
Chris Hughton – not much happening
However Chris Hughton does give a short interview which is new and this is what Chris said today:
” We’re just using the first few weeks of the summer to decide what we’re going to do,”
“It’s an ongoing process. We have time to make these decisions, they don’t have to be made in the first few weeks.”
“We’re just on the back of a very good season where we’ve won promotion and it’s now time to sit back and evaluate.”
If Chris is going after any free agents like Kris Boyd and Joe Ledley for example, the Magpies will need to get their act together quickly, since the contracts of the free agents will terminate at their current clubs at the end of the month, and negotiations will be going on right now between their agents and various interested clubs.
So in that case Chris cannot wait too long on his targets.
But it could well be that most of the reinforcements this summer will be with loan signings, since it’s true in that case that you cannot do too much with these deals until August – other than decide who you want to go after.
Chris saying that there’s not much going to happen in the next few weeks seems to point to loan moves for players like Jack Wilshere, Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck and possibly others – as the way to strengthen the squad for next season.
But it seems to be very slow as far as new news on Newcastle right now – with the main emphasis in the football news seemingly on the World Cup in South Africa, which kicks off in just 6 days time.