Chris Hughton is back from his mini-vacation of last week, reported to be in the Caribbean, and has talked to Radio Newcastle today.
Chris Hughton – still very very confident of signing good players
Chris believes he has the basis already of a strong squad, and four good players in the right positions and of the right caliber are what he thinks he needs, to be able to have the famous Newcastle club fully compete next season, in England’s top football league.
Hughton told Radio Newcastle today:
“The most important thing is that we bring in the players that we want,”
“It is not about how quickly we bring them in, it is about bringing in the quality that we need to, and by the time we go into this campaign I think we will be where we want to be.”
“I have said before that I felt that we need to keep the nucleus of what we have but we need to add to it,” “We need to make sure that we are starting the season in the best shape we can to go into a very difficult league.”
“Yes we need to add to the squad and I am very, very confident that by the time the season starts we will have the numbers that we need to bring in.”
“I expect more business after the World Cup,” “At the moment everyone is evaluating what they have and what they are prepared to let go and what sort of fees they want for their players.”
“That is normal. There certainly will be some business done but I didn’t expect too much to be done post-season.” “But we will get to the stage over the next few weeks where I think you will start to see a bit more business.”
We really do believe that Chris is after some very decent players, with players mentioned including Weiss, Cleverley, Welbeck and O’Hara.
Any of those players will improve our squad, and we have to remember it’s a World Cup year, and that nothing much will happen until mid-July, after the fantastic football festival is over.
But we will keep the faith and have every confidence in the Newcastle manager getting the job done this summer.