For the umpteenth time this summer, the news is that there is no news on the transfer market at the Newcastle club.
Chris Hughton – nothing much going on
We know that because in Chris’ latest interview he says exactly that and now he does not expect any new signings before the Newcastle players return for pre-season training in the middle of next week.
Chris Hughton said today:
“There is nothing happening at the moment, but I am not worried by that.”“Everyone is being cagey, nobody has done much business and there have only been two clubs in the Premier League who have signed anyone so far.”
“It would have been nice to get two in before the start of pre-season training. That does not look like happening now, but it is quiet everywhere.” “It will pick up in the next two weeks, but it might even be a month or so before you see the market start to move again.”
“What is important is we bring in the right players, not just any players.” “Just because we have not signed anyone yet does not mean we will not bring in the players we want.” “We want players in before August 14th, that is what is important.”
Chris has been reported to be interested in some players that Bolton Wanderers are willing to unload, and the two names most mentioned are former Newcastle center-back Andy O’Brien, and former Aston Villa defender JLloyd Samuel, but the Newcastle manager has denied he is interested in O’Brien:
“Again, there is no update and we are not looking to sign Andy O’Brien.”
Well maybe that means he is interested in bringing JLloyd Samuel to Newcastle, but it looks like it will be a couple of weeks before the first breakthrough this summer in the transfer market for the Tyneside club.
We wait and hope.