Chris Hughton is trying to bolster his squad right now, and if the news is to be believed may be close to bringing in one or two very decent new signings shortly.
Chris Hughton – very busy with recruitment right now
He talked to the Evening Chronicle today on his immediate plans to bring in new players to the club:
“We need to bring in the right type of player, and the right amount of players.” (how many times has he said that this summer?)
“If we’re able to get players in quicker, then I understand the benefits of that, but what’s more important is getting in the right amount of players.”
“As for the loans structure, clubs are going to assess what they have got.”
That’s interesting that he talks about the right amount of players, and we may be surprised that Chris could sign as many as 5 new players for Newcastle this summer.
And Hughton has said that new signing James Perch’s versatility will be key to Newcastle next season, with the utility man able to slot in across the back four and anywhere across the midfield.
“We’re pleased to get him. His value to us is his versatility.” “He can play in a few positions, and it was something we were aware of when we initially explored it.”
We’re not sure James will be too happy at that, since he has indicated he wants to make the right back his own next season.
Things even seem little exciting today, as the squad heads off to Dublin, Ireland for their one week of boot camp.
News that we may be close to signing free agent Dan Gosling from Everton, and we are also linked today with another top youngster, in 22 year-old Dutch U23 International attacking midfielder or winger – Jonathan de Guzman – a Dutch U23 International.
Things are starting too look a little brighter at Newcastle these days.