Newcastle have so far brought in James Perch, Dan Gosling and Sol Campbell to strengthen the ranks for our return to the Premier League next season.
James Perch – Newcastle’s first signing this summer
But we still need at least three more players and we have only until the end of the month.
The deal with Ben Arfa seems to have hit a snag, with Marseilles intentional putting the deal in abeyance, but that deal could still go through in a few days time, and would be an excellent acquisition for Newcastle, giving us some much needed attacking flair.
With the lack of penetration shown by our strikers last Saturday, Chris may be wanting to bring in another striker, and another winger would also be good to cha;llenge Routledge and Gutierrez.
We would expect one more loan signing – in addition to Ben Arfa, and maybe one player transferred in, but it appears that Chris has very little to spend, and maybe no more than around £6M this summer.
We think the three players he has brought in are good ones, and all three seem to be good deals, and Newcastle are waiting to see what French club Marseilles will now do, after they supposedly verbally agreed the loan amount for the French International, but then reneged on that.
If nothing happens in the next couple of days that deal could proceed forward and Newcastle could get the player.
But we really have little idea who the other two players Chris is after will be – as he does very well in keeping his targets secret, which of course gives Newcastle a decided advantage, and Chris and the Newcastle club have already done several good deals last January and during the summer.
Twenty days is time enough to get the players in, especially when most deals get done during the last couple of weeks of the transfer market.
Who do you think Newcastle should bring in – either on loan or in a permanent deal?