Chris Hughton has returned from his vacation today, but says that things didn’t stop while he was away, and he kept taking phone calls involved with his efforts to strengthen the Newcastle squad this summer.
Chris Hughton – back at his desk in Newcastle
It’s almost certain now that Chris will have to strengthen the Newcastle squad with little money available, but it’s still possible to bring in say four good players this summer with free agents and some wily loan signings.
Newcastle have been linked with older players Sol Campbell, Andy O’Brien and Jimmy Bullard over the weekend, but Chris says he is not interested in any of these players.
Chris told the Evening Chronicle today:
“It’s a case of back to work for me today.” “It’s business as usual, but I can’t say that while I’ve been away that anything has really stopped.”“You always continue to take calls and our business has been on-going.”
“There’s been talk about Sol Campbell and Andy O’Brien in the past and there are always names that keep coming up – but we have not looked into signing those players.”
“And Jimmy Bullard is another player that has not been mentioned.” “There are some players we are interested in and we’re open-minded about those options.”
So Chris doesn’t say too much – other than he doesn’t seem to be interested in older players who may be on high wages.
We have to beleive that the players coming into Newcastle this summer will be younger players, and we just have to hope they will have the skill and experience we need to strengthen an already solid squad of players on Tyneside.
Howay The Lads!!