Chris Hughton Says Andy O’Brien Not A Newcastle Target


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.

Comments welcome.



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6 comments so far

  • Charlietoon

    Jun 29, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #1

    If samuel turns out like williamson I’ll be very happy

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  • jefro82

    Jun 29, 2010 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #2

    williamson is a proven championship player, he still has to prove he can do it at the top level along wiyh a few others.

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  • John

    Jun 29, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #3

    How many times have we heard this b4 its ok wel get who we want yeah yeah, seems to be nufc way of doing business wait until the last minute and we end up with players no one else wanted, rejects. while all the while players and agents are making agreements with other clubs, and for some reason (maybe extened hols for recuitment mangement who knows) at the last minute nufc decide to get their finger out and go knocking on doors of their so- called targets only to find out they signed for someone else while we were sleeping at the wheel, den we panic buy buy buy as is the nufc way. Its total mis-management and always has been.

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  • MacToon

    Jun 29, 2010 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #4

    “We want players in before August 14th, that is what is important.”

    The season starts then so imo he should have new players in well before that so they have time to settle and train with the team.

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  • John

    Jun 29, 2010 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #5

    We never needed to sign Williamson what ever he cost we had a promising up and comming CB in David Edgar who would have blosomed playing at Championship level like Andy Carroll did but the wise men up stairs dilly dallyed over offering him a new contract and the kid who came up through the ranks felt unwanted and moves on and we have to put our hands in our pocket for MW watch out the same will happen with Steven Taylor how much will cost to be replaced next season? Ud swear money is growing on trees around tyneside the way its flushed down the toilet at the club. How MA can class himself a business man il never know .

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 29, 2010 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #6

    John,

    Yes i thought Edgar was a real talent who if handled properly could have made it.

    With the medocrity we are currently being linked with, I hope we don’t sign anyone.

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