Newcastle manager has said this morning that new players have become available over this summer, which are now interesting Newcastle, and who the club didn’t initially have on their radar screen.
Chris Hughton – some new players are now available
Chris Hughton said this morning:
“I think the transfer market will probably move on a bit after the World Cup finishes, which is probably normal in a World Cup year,”
“Where we are at the moment is we’re making enquiries and beginning to make decisions on players but we are making progress.”
“What happens over this period of time is that there are people that we have looked at and people that have become available that we believe are of the required quality to add to our squad.”
“We’re getting plenty of phone calls at the moments from agents and from clubs and among those there are plenty of names that are now available that perhaps weren’t on our radar before.”
That sounds like good news to us with Chris saying he basically had his initial targets, but some good players have become available and the Newcastle club have sat up and taken some interest. Notice they could be for permanent transfer or loan deals.
Maybe 23 year-old Turkey striker Mevlüt Erdinç, of Paris-Saint Germain is one of them and amazing news yesterday that Everton’s 20 year-old Dan Gosling may also be available, and as a free agent too.
Dan suffered a cruciate ligament injury (ACL) to his knee last March and is not expected to be ready to play until later this year, but he would be a great addition to the Newcastle squad, no doubt about that, and we have to believe the Newcastle club is still a big draw for players.
Dan was hurt in a collision with Wolves American goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann, late in in the 0-0 draw with Everton on March 27th, and the initial prognosis was that he would be out for nine months.
“We’ve not particularly targeted foreign players, but we’re open to anything that may improve our squad,”
“That includes the Championship, free transfers and loan players too. We certainly won’t rule out looking at the Championship if there are players we feel are ready to step into the Premier League.”
Once the two semi-finals of the World Cuo are over on Wednesday we would expect things to start moving rapidly in the transfer market.
One intriguing thing with the semi-finals, is that it could lead to a Netherlands-Spain final, and that would be two massive football countries who have never won the World Cup – but we cannot see Spain beating the Netherlands on Wednesday.
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