It’s certainly not been a good transfer window so far for Newcastle, and with only 11 days to go, there is news today that potential target Scott Sinclair of Manchester City will be having a medical at West Brom soon.
Scott Sinclair – having medical at West Brom
Sky Sports is reporting that Sinclair, the 24 year-old former Swansea winger is now set to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms within the next 24 hours at the Midlands club.
While Manchester City wanted a permanent deal for Sinclair, it seems that a one year loan deal has now been agreed, with the option of West Brom buying the player outright next summer.
It’s not clear if Scott was a target of Newcastle, but we heard Alan Pardew make noises earlier this summer, that he wanted more English players in the squad, but from what we can tell, Newcastle are still looking at bringing in more French players, because they are cheaper and better value.
And to be honest, it’s not clear to us what Newcastle are doing at the moment, but Alan Pardew has just said that Arsenal have yet to come back with an improved offer for Yohan Cabaye after the London club bid €12M for Yohan last Sunday.
It’s getting a little bit worrying because time is starting to run out, and we are in danger of losing one of our best players, and the odds of Newcastle bringing in another central midfielder with the talent of a Cabaye seems low.
And that’s based on Joe Kinnear’s attempts to get players to Newcastle this summer – and Joe has hardly been successful, and we have signed only one senior player – Loic Remy of QPR – and he was signed on a season long loan deal, and not permanently.
Many middle of the table clubs are improving their squads big time this summer, yet Newcastle are doing precious little to improve the Newcastle squad , and seem unwilling to spend the money.
And if we find ourselves in another relegation struggle next season we will have only ourselves to blame, and remember we didn’t spend the money last season and paid dearly for that – and almost ended up in the Championship again.
Where is Newcastle’s ambition these days?
That’s a very good question right now, and our ambition seems to be to have stellar financial results – but not a stellar team.
That’s not good enough for a great club like Newcastle United. 🙁
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