It’s not only Joe Kinnear at Newcastle United who is under fire for not bringing in some top players this summer, but Ed Woodward, the new Manchester United
Vice-Chairman and top executive, also failed to bring in some top signings to Old Trafford, even though some very big money was made available to spend by the American Glazer family, who own the club.
Ed Woodward – Red Devils’ Top Executive
The Mirror is reporting that Woodward was expected to bring in at least one world class player this summer – with Cristiano Ronaldo and Cesc Fabregas being at the at the top of the ManchesterUnited shopping list.
But the Red Devils struggled, and only just before the transfer deadline ended did they manage to bring in Marouane Fellaini, for a massive £27.5M, and they paid over the odds for the Everton midfielder, because if they had signed him before the end of July, his buy-out clause was then only £23.5M – but that ran out on August 1st – how embarrassing.
See if this is familiar – the Glazier family want to know why club’s pursuit of players this summer became a bit of a farce.
Joe Kinnear – Newcatsle’s top executive (say it aint so)
At Newcastle our targets were not quite as expensive – Newcastlke will never get anywhere near £27.5M for any one player while Mike Ashly is at the club, and in January we brought in five players for around £18M.
And we had a circus going on to try to get Bafe Goimis from Lyon to the Tyneside club, just like we did last summer with Mathieu Debuchy, and Newcastle once again we were far too miserly with the money.
The result again is that we didn’t get our target in – but at least Joe Kinnear has an excuse in that Ashley never likes to pay out the money for players, and therefore Newcastle always find things difficult in the transfer market.
The Glazer family is none too happy with Ed Woodward, and it wouldn’t surprise us too much if he goes, because of his lack of success in the summer, but don’t expect Mike Ashley to fire his pal Joe Kinnear at Newcastle.
The fact that Joe Kinnear is now the top executive at Newcastle seems to tell it all – how did that ever happen?
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