Newcastle United manager Chris Hughton, who seems to have pulled off a tremendous coup to get 20 year Dan Gosling for nothing, has admitted he’s still anxious to add to his squad this summer.
Chris Hughton – keen to add to his squad
With the World Cup having just finished, and things just starting to get going in the transfer market, Chris admits the transfer market has been very slow so far this summer.
“We know it’s a difficult time at the moment, everybody is assessing what they have got and what they can move on and what they need to bring in,”
“My responsibility here at this club is to bring in what we need to supplement what we already have. We were delighted with the squad we had last season and it’s about making additions to that, as opposed to some leaving.”
It was interesting that potential Newcastle targets Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck both scored for Manchester United yesterday in their 3-0 win against Glasgow Celtic, at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, in front of a very good 40,000 fans.
Also news today in the Sunday papers, that of all clubs – Sunderland – are reported to have tied up Danny Welbeck on a season-long loan deal next season.
But it’s more likely that Tom Cleverley will come to Newcastle, but if he keeps scoring goals in pre-season, he may persuade Red Devils’ manager Alex Ferguson that he is ready for first team action at Old Trafford next season.
We’ll have to wait a few more weeks to see exactly which players Chris can get at Newcastle on loan next season, but from our poll the top two are Jack Wiilshere of Arsenal (70%) and Manchester City and Slovakia winger Vladimir Weiss (45%).
Cleverley is third with 30% of the vote.
The poll is still open and each reader is allowed two choices, and it’s on our home page.
Written from Plymouth, England.