It’s got to be good news this morning that Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is almost guaranteeing Newcastle fans that new players will be coming to the club.
Chris Hughton – new players definitely coming
Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today:
“One thing I’m positive about is come the start of the season, is that we’ll have the amount of players we need to be able to compete.”
“What I have said is that we have a competitive squad, and I’m not keen to disrupt too much of what we had last season.”
And now Hughton is saying that new players will arrive, so we have to hope the club has made silent progress with some of their targets – be it free agents or loan signings – since the club has little money available this summer.
“What I’m very conscious of is that we need to add to the squad.” “It’s something we’ll definitely do.”
“What’s more important than doing it right at this moment, is to make sure we bring the right players in.”
Hughton doesn’t expect many big signings by PL clubs this summer, although Manchester City will be throwing money around again,and maybe Chelsea’s Carlo Ancelotti will bring in a couple of big signings this summer.
“The bigger signings will be from your Man Citys and Chelseas, and maybe Spurs.”
“That level of club will be bringing in the bigger signings, but there will be movement amongst all of that, and there will be movement at Newcastle.”
“What happens at this stage of the season is you’re starting to see a slow drip of transfers, and that will escalate.” “What’s more important than bringing in players early, is bringing in players.”
Hughton has so far been linked with loan moves for Manchester United pair Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck and also 18 year-old Arsenal youngster Jack Wilshere.
Before the end of July we would hope to see new players on Tyneside for next season.