Hughton Admits Transfer Market Has Been Difficult For Newcastle

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.

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • hitman

    Aug 21, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #1

    hughton would fit right in with the bilderberg group..

  • foxynufc

    Aug 21, 2010 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #2

    still think well get the players we need and stay up this season

  • MacToon

    Aug 21, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #3

    “There will be money available,”

    Well well, £1.5 mil for perch, £3.5 mil for Tiote …. any more?

  • Toon1978

    Aug 21, 2010 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #4


    Hughton would fit in fine with the Illuminati lol.

  • balubas1

    Aug 21, 2010 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #5

    ye hope so fox..

    But WEST BROM have done some amazing buys lately… for little money. They got an african midfielder from Hoffenheim i think.. anyways his name is TCHOY and he is brilliant. Also they got a Nigerian national striker.. Odemwinge i think his name is..

    Amazing how west brom is KILLING us in the transfer market.

  • MacToon

    Aug 21, 2010 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #6

    Arsenal V Blackpool seems the interesting game today, 3.00 o’clock. See how the reslut by them last week stands up against the Gooners.

  • Edd Case

    Aug 21, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #7

    How recent are those quotes because you could easily read into what CH is saying as although he wanted HBA, he has given up because OM want more than the club is willing to pay.

  • toonruz

    Aug 21, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #8

    i think we are going to get ben arfa as well gut feeling lol

  • roe997

    Aug 21, 2010 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #9

    according to colin warris,insider of nufc.the ben arfa deal is done,20mins ago.he knows the clubs n waites?any way you can follow him as cwarris on twitter.hope its true!

  • hitman

    Aug 21, 2010 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #10

    you got a link roe

  • MacToon

    Aug 21, 2010 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #11

    Gotta be good news if true roe997.

  • roe997

    Aug 21, 2010 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #12
  • hitman

    Aug 21, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #13

    cheers roe

  • Thump

    Aug 21, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #14

    lol that cwarris bloke wants to sell Vuckic?

    Does anybody know how reliable the bloke is?

  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Aug 21, 2010 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #15

    Once again we go after a box to box workhorse when we have been shouting out for pace and creativity in midfield to provide some decent balls for the forwards.

    AShley is a arse if he thinks this current team / squad can make it in the epl – 3 additions – 1 crock, 1 unfit and 1 who happend to have a good game against us !!!! But at least fatash gets to keep his money

  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Aug 21, 2010 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #16

    we are 2nd bottom now – get used to it !!!!

  • wickywoowoo

    Aug 21, 2010 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #17

    Hughton wouldn’t be a good fit for the Illuminati and Bilderberg. He’s an honest, down to earth guy. He isn’t one for elite status.

    He says the truth – but by the nature of transfers, he can’t spill all the beans. We know when he is interested in a player by the phrases he uses. He deceives no one.

    Hughton is top class. He is building this team up like Birmingham and Stoke have. It might not be the nicest play ever but if we get established for a season or two, we’ll be signing £8m+ players like Birmingham and Stoke can afford to do now.

    It’s necessary in today’s world. Let’s have faith in Hughton.


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