It seems that Newcastle did put in a first bid of £5M recently for Paris-Saint Germain striker Mevlüt Erdinç – although the Newcastle manager has refused to either confirm or deny that today, but Chris Hughton says that things are moving forward in the transfer market.
Chris Hughton – things are moving along
Sources in France are reporting that Newcastle made that initial offer for Erdinc, but are yet to come back with any improved offer.
The Journal is reporting today that it is their understanding that Newcastle have not given up on this striker, and Erdinç’s rather placid response to the potential bid from Newcastle, has not put the Tyneside club off.
Hughton, who will obviously continue to do his transfer business in a stealth and secret manner, which is understandable, told the Journal today when asked about the possible Erdinc deal:
“There is nothing concrete to say on that at the moment. What we’re doing is making calls at the moment to determine who is available and then we will move on to make decisions,”
“We are making progress with that and I understand that people will want to know where we are with certain things, but we prefer to do our business in private.”
“I’m still confident of making the necessary additions to the squad, but I don’t want to put a timescale on it.”
It’s hard to get any news out of Chris but that’s also understandable and he’s not going to reveal who he is after in the transfer market, or what the status is concerning any one player, as he tries to tie up the deals.
But from what Chris says, it does seem that Newcastle have made enquiries, and maybe are making first offers for players in addition to Erdinc – and yes – that’s also what we hope is happening. 😀