Chris Hughton has pursued a number of players in recent weeks, but his efforts have so far met with little – let’s make that no – success.
Chris Hughton – not too much success in transfer market
But that could change this weekend with Cheick Tiote in Newcastle right now, having had a medical last night, and we have to hope that a deal can be made with that player over the weekend.
Chris talked today about the transfer market this summer, which has been frustrating for the Newcastle club:
“It’s been difficult,” “You spend a lot of time pursuing something, but then it doesn’t happen and that time has been wasted. That’s the difficulty of the situation, but it’s something I expected.”
“The difficulties arise from trying to bring the right type of player in at the right price range. There are so many agents, you’re offered so many players, and there are only so many hours in the day to look at players and watch videos.”
“The best players to bring in are the ones you have a good knowledge of, but it doesn’t always work that way.”
With Mike Ashley trying to get the finances under control at Newcastle, Hughton has been constrained by a limited budget for new players.
And so far two free transfers in Dan Gosling and Sol Campbell have been brought in, with James Perch costing around £1.5M from Nottingham Forest.
But Hughton insists he has been given cash to spend by Mike Ashley, and for him it’s more about getting the right players in, as he continued:
“There will be money available,” “But common sense has to prevail.” “It would be unfair to speak about any ceiling. But there is a price range of player I’ve being looking at.”
We’d still like to see at least three new players come through the door before the transfer window closes shut at midnight a week on Tuesday.