There are huge advantages in getting new players in early in the summer transfer window, and having them available for the start of pre-season training in early July, and with there likely to be a number of new players coming into the club this summer – to replace a significant number who will be leaving , Newcastle need to get as many new players into the club as possible in June.
Graham Carr – should be very busy right now
From what the Newcastle manager said yesterday, it seems that there is a strong move to get players into the club early this summer.
This is some of what Alan said in yesterday’s press conference:
“I’m pretty sure about what I think we need. We’ve started that process last week and we have some targets.” “We want to do business early in the summer window.” “Our process has started.”
“The process of bringing players in here is now very much ongoing.” “Although in terms of will I look at things before the end of the season, then yes I will with certain players.”
Of course this is said almost every summer, that Newcastle want to bring new players in early, but that’s not always possible, because other clubs tend to wait until late in August, to get the very best deals for their players.
But we do expect Chief Scout Graham Carr to be very busy from now through the end of the season, scouting Newcastle’s target players.
We expect Shola Ameobi and Dan Gosling to leave the club when their contracts run out at the end of June, and players like Jonas Gutierrez, Sylvain Marveaux and Gabby Obertan have hardly been used this season, so they are also expected to be moved out this summer.
And of course Loic Remy will be leaving for pastures anew, and other players who could move out include Ben Arfa, Mathieu Debuchy and even Davide Santon.
Papiss Cisse and on loan Luuk de Jong will have to score some goals in the final 9 games of the season, if they are still to be around come September.
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