John Carver, Newcastle’s Assistant manager has said today that there are lots of talks going on at the moment, with the Magpies’ transfer targets.
John Carver – seems upbeat about Newcastle
And John certainly sounds upbeat today, as he reminds the fans it wasn’t too long ago that Sir Bobby Robson, along with John’s able assistance, had Newcastle competing in the European Champions League.
Carver told the local Newcatsle press corps today:
“The manager has already said that he wants players to get bums on seats at St James’ Park, and that’s what we’re working to do.”
“There are a lot of negotiations going on, and there has been progress.” “But, like everyone else, we’re waiting to hear back from clubs and players.”
“This is a huge club, and not so long ago it was playing Champions League football and attracting top players.” “We hope, in time, we can get back to that situation.”
“But this is still a club which sells itself because of its fan-base.” “We’re in a strong position.”
Newcastle have just finished a very good consolidation season, but the season still ended in disappointment, as it looked the lads would end up in 9th position.
But that was not to be, but Newcastle still showed in players like Tiote, Barton, Nolan, Gutierrez, Enrique and Coloccini that they have some good players at the club, who can easily hold their own in the Premier League.
John Carver is now an important member of Alan Pardew’s staff, and he provides a good link to Newcastle’s successful past, and John is adamant that the club will strengthen in the summer.
The Newcastle-born Assistant manager continued:
“We set ourselves a target last season, and achieved it.” “We’ll set out goals and targets for next season, and we’re confident we can move the club forward.”
“There’s been huge progress here over the past couple of seasons, and everyone’s working towards continuing that.”
“We need to strengthen the squad, and there are a lot of talks going on.”
There’s a decent possibility that Newcastle will announce their next transfer success before the end of the week.
But of course these things do take time, and it’s still so early in the summer, but maybe we’ll learn whether Gameiro or Gervinho will be coming to Tyneside before the end of this week – hope so and that one of them will be arriving.