Chris Hughton seems to be fairly positive these days, and has said that he expects to have two quality signings in before the start of the season, which is in just over four weeks time.
Chris Hughton – two quality signings!
Maybe we are just being too positive about things, but we really like the way Chris goes about his transfer business, and we like how he keeps things quiet before the signings are announced.
And we think (hope) he could well surprise us with some of his upcoming signings.
Chris talked about the transfer market:
“We’re still looking for one or two quality additions to the existing squad and I’m quite sure that we will have them in before the start of the season,”
“I think the market has been very slow so far and perhaps understandably not many clubs have been doing business while the World Cup has been on.”
“But since that finished I’ve noticed that slowly but surely clubs are beginning to do their business – and that is better for all of us.”
“We’re working on things and it is moving forward but once again, the most important thing is that we get the right players in who can add something to our squad.”
The transfer market has been extremely slow, and this is the first summer since this blog has been active, that we’ve had a World Cup, and the news during June and early July was just painfully slow – the slowest we’ve experienced in just over three years.
But we suppose that’s just to be expected with so much concentration of the World Cup.
But that’s over now, and we have to expect things to hot up and soon.
And Hughton has dismissed reports linking Newcastle with a move for Romania striker Andrei Cristea – and also Sporting Lisbon forward Yannick Djalo.
Those were two reports that were doing the rounds recently, but watch them still be reported as true, even though Hughton has dismissed the Newcastle interest in both players.
We’d be very willing to be completely shocked on the up-side, when Chris announces the new players coming to Newcastle, very willing indeed. 😀
Written from Plymouth, England.