Hughton Hopeful Of New Players Arriving

Reports in Holland suggested yesterday that Newcastle were pursuing £8m-rated Dutch striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel from Utrecht, and apparently the loan move for Robbie Keane is still moving ahead.

Rip van Winkle – no – Rick van Wolfswinkel

There has also been news that Newcastle may make a last minute effort to go after Northern Ireland center-back Marc Wilson from cash-strapped Portsmouth, but other clubs such as Stoke are also in for that player, although it seems like Portsmouth, who are now rock bottom of the Championship after 3 games, are willing to sell.

The 23-year-old former Manchester United youth player, who has been at Portsmouth since he was 17, may even be a replacement for Steven Taylor if there is no progress on the local lad’s contract negotiations.

Marc Wilson of Portsmouth

Hughton was hopeful of new players still coming through the door:

“I’m still hopeful.” “We’re still open to things happening.” “If they don’t, then of course we know what we’re going with.” “We’ve got a good squad.”

And Newcastle will soon get a chance to see if they’ve improved from their experience at Old Trafford on the first day of the season, because Newcastle were drawn at Stamford Bridge in the Carling Cup 3rd round tie on Saturday.

Hughton talked about the draw this morning and thinks Chelsea will play a strong side against Newcastle:

“I expect them to play a strong side.” “They’ve showed in recent years they want to win cup competitions, and I can see them going strong for this one.”

The tie is due to be played in about three weeks time, so time for our new lads to get bedded down at Newcastle.

Comments welcome.

21 comments so far

  • gorskino10

    Aug 30, 2010 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #1

    His comments aim more to Loans rather than buys, so maybe loan of Keane but i dont think we will get Van Wolfwinkel ;(

  • Toon1978

    Aug 30, 2010 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #2


    Think positive mate, Hughton has sprung a few surprises this transfer window with the signings of Gosling,Arfa,Tiote and Campbell. If he can do that then nothing is impossible, you never know Ashley and Hughton may have a surprise up their sleeve. I honestly think Ashley wants the fans on his side and all pulling in the same direction. Ashley has given us two brilliant windows and hats off to him for doing so and what makes it even better is the fact that he has spent very little doing so. This man knows a deal when he sees a one lol. Hopefully Ashley can continue as he means to go on.

  • Toon Sweden77

    Aug 30, 2010 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #3

    Agree with you, it has been 2 really great transferwindows now and in Januari.

    Sadly that strange club statement after promotion put Ashley two steps back on the ladder, but he slowly starts to climb upwards again.

  • geordielad880

    Aug 30, 2010 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #4

    If we sign someone else it will be a left back on loan, probably that cunningham lad from man city, we wont spend 8m on a player, especially when hughton openly says he is happy with what he has, in a good squad, ashley wont spend if he doesnt have to.

  • lewman

    Aug 30, 2010 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #5

    i reckon if hughton had 8 million to spend then it would be spent on a couple of players. if we buy this willywinkie then it must surely be an ashley signing but i wouldnt complain if it happens.

  • keegan trio

    Aug 30, 2010 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #6

    i think 2 more players will come in..striker and defender..i will like to see zarate here..or lavezzi

  • dublin mag steve

    Aug 30, 2010 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #7

    lads when ashly made the statement after promotion he said there was no”plan” in place for capital outlay he was refering to newspaper comments about how much houghton had to spend . it has also allowed the club to act much more shrewdly in the market instead of paying 8 and 9 million for the likes of luque and boumsong uhuhuhuhuh i shver when i hear their names if we said we had 30 million to spend wed never get any loans and tiote would have cost 8 mill the statement was a reallity check just my opinion.

  • geordielad880

    Aug 30, 2010 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #8

    keegan trio, sorry mate there is no chance of us getting lavezzi, cant see him coming to the toon, he would cost way too much, he is a good player though, wish we could get gyan who sunderland are close to signing aswell 🙁

  • Edd Case

    Aug 30, 2010 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #9

    Actually, the statement reads;

    “No NEW capital outlay for players”

    Emphasis on NEW

    Obviously, what we had to spend, probably no more than £15million was not NEW and the statement was in response to papers saying that there would be no dosh available.
    The money was always there…

  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #10

    a dont get why everyone wants gyan he’s done nothing except hav a quite good world cup scored twice in a average team..he’s not worth any wher near the amount he’s been valued for even in todays market

  • geordielad880

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #11

    geordietoon89, you obviously havent seen much of the lad then, scores goals, has pace, strength, good touch, and awesome workrate, i would love to have him at the toon, and is a good age aswell been only 24

  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #12

    a think we’l get cunningham in on loan and possibly a suprise signing cos im sure ive read tht ashley would like a big name signing, but am sure keaane could maybe fit into tht big name signing, ive heard he’s in talks with celtic again though

  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #13

    tbh geordielad a aint seen much of him but im judging by his stats which is enough for me 155 club apps and 50 goals, and 44 int apps nd 22 goals
    his international record is good although tha dont exactly play the biggest of teams all just saying i dont believe he is worth the 10 to 15 million being quoted i would say about 8 at the very most, i wouldnt say no if we wer offered him for say the 8mill wher playin for a very unproven wolf boy

  • keegan trio

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #14

    gyan has poor finishing skills.

  • geordielad880

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #15

    gyan isnt an out and out striker anyways, he plays off the front man, or also out wide, and he isnt valued at that, sunderland have offered 8m from what i have been told, and its been accepted, they offered 2m up front, and the rest paid at 1.5m per year, which is a bargain

  • geordielad880

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #16

    I also no reason why we shouldnt go back to 4-4-2 when we play blackpool at home next, but i suppose 4-5-1 can pretty much be 4-4-2 depending on how you line the team up

  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #17

    sunderlands is a new club record fee, which is over 10million and also rennes wer reported a couple of weeks bak in sayin 15million would be an acceptable offer, he maybe would be good in the prem cos he is strong and quick but his finishin isnt the best his record proves tht similar to oba martins quick strong n not a very good finisher

  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #18

    the northern echo is sayin tht keane doesnt want to leave spurs for newcastle on loan he wants to stay they, but it also says its thought he could be swayed by a permanent switch away from tottenham..mehh
    anyone know anyting about xisco? someone was on yday saying he was leavin

  • xfer

    Aug 30, 2010 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #19

    Expected to field a strong Chelsea squad? Chelsea dosnt have a reserve team! They have top covers in almost every position. One of the toughest opponent we can get for a cup tie like this.

  • shearer4pm

    Aug 30, 2010 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #20

    van aanholt would be great.

    mabye michel owen on loan from man united 😉

  • baro

    Aug 30, 2010 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #21

    Rick van Wolfswinkel would be an awesome signing. He is a very good player. And has a long future left.


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