Chris Hughton has been trying very hard to bolster his Newcastle squad over the last week, and there are reports that Newcastle are after several players.
Chris Hughton – trying hard to being in new players
Chris has had to admit that August has been a hectic time for him, as he has had to train the squad and get them ready for their pre-season warm-up games, while also spending time on the important transfer front.
Chris does of course get lots of help from other officials at the Newcastle club on that transfer side of things, who deal with fees, wages and the like.
Chris tried to ensure fans today that he is still trying hard to bring in new players to the club, as he said:
“We’re working very hard.” “It’s my intention to bring players in, of course.”“We we will continue to strive towards that.”
There is every chance that Newcastle can sign 23 year-old Marseilles midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa this week, after things have been allowed to calm down a little over the weekend – but an end needs to be brought to this bizarre saga.
And Newcastle have been linked today with being close to signing 20 year-old top young Dutch International central midfielder Leroy Fer, from Feyenoord – and that would seem like a terrific signing for the club, if indeed Newcastle can seal the deal.
Newcastle have also been linked with 22 year-old Algerian center-back Rafik Halliche, who is due to have a medical for Fulham in London today, before a proposed £1.3M move to Craven Cottage – but Newcastle are said to be trying to sign Halliche themselves.
And Newcastle have said to have approached the Everton club about signing their young 22 year-old forward Victor Anichebe.
Finally, there are also reports in Majorca that claim that Newcastle have made a bid for 27 year-old Real Mallorca and Guinea striker Alhasane Keita – but surely the 5’6″ striker is a little old to bring to Tyneside – but we’ll see.
The good thing is that many of these players are very good, and signing say three from these five would be good business for the Newcastle club.