Another good interview with Newcastle manager Chris Hughton in the Evening Chronicle today, where Chris stresses that the right players have to be brought in over the summer.
Chris Hughton – must bring in the right players
Chris was specifically asked if the players he has as targets for the club will excite Newcastle fans.
Chris answered that question as follows:
“I hope so. Among all that we want to do pre-season, there’s also, of course, a realisation that there aren’t the finances that there were before.”
“If I look at some of the big-name signings this club has made in the past for big money, there’s a realisation we’re not in those times now.”
“What we have to make sure we do is bring in the right players, rather than names that are just going to excite.”
“We have to add to what we’ve already got, improve what we’ve got, and are going to be fixtures in the team that we have.”
“Among all of that, there will be transfers this summer, and we will be involved in some transfer dealings this summer.”
So that last sentence is interesting – does it mean that we will be bringing in some transfers for money, or that they are free agent signings and loan signings only.
With the expectations with Newcastle fans now so low, a real transfer deal for real money will now come as a big surprise on Tyneside – but maybe that was the initial thinking?
We should find out within the next 6 weeks or so.