It’s always a bit of a game in the summer to try to guess which players Newcastle United are really after.
JLloyd Samuel - on his way to Newcastle?
Of course we are always linked with so many players in the summer, it’s almost a standing joke. Let’s rephrase that – we are linked with so many players in the summer, it is a standing joke.
Newcastle got Dan Gosling on a free transfer from Everton yesterday, but there are reports today that Chris still wants to bring in a defender, midfielder and striker, before the end of August.
Tom Cleverley and JLloyd Samuel are two that may arrive before too long at Newcastle.
Chris talked about working hard behind the scenes:
“We are working very hard behind the scenes and I’m very confident that we will be able to bring in what we need to bring in,”
“It is a work in progress but we’re making enquiries. I said at the end of last season we don’t need very many, and yes I would anticipate it to be less than five (coming in).”
“If someone becomes available that may change, but I think we already have a good squad here and anyone coming in has to add to that.”
I think everyone appreciates that the days of big spending are in the past at this particular time.”
We’re not at all discouraged that Newcastle’s big spending days are over, because 80% of the money spent on transfers over the last 15 years or so – was just wasted.
In fact we like that Newcastle are doing some bargain deals – like Dan Gosling from Everton for nothing, zippo, nought.
That has to be a super deal, let’s at least admit that.
Written somewhere between King’s Cross, London and Central Station, Newcastle Upon Tyne, .