The former Newcastle United Chairman Freddy Shepherd seems to be stepping into the limelight more these days, and while Freddy was the Chairman for ten years our finances were not in good order – but we were an ambitious club, and that;s now all been turned on its head with Mike Ashley.
A recent photo of Freddy Shepherd, the former Newcastle Chairman
So it’s good to hear Freddy talk about what Newcastle should be doing this summer – to get back on track for possibly a top six place next season.
This is what he has said on the BBC today:
“They need to spend as much as possible.” “You can never have enough money. When I was Chairman we spent £300M and got into Europe and went to Wembley but we didn’t win anything.”
“We really need to spend as much as £30M to £40M to bring in a couple of good strikers and a couple of good defenders.”
And there’s no doubt the money is there at the club to spend – with the £20M we got for Yohan Cabaye, and the recent massive payout of £79.5M we got for essentially finishing in 10th place in the Premier League last season.
And if the news is to be believed this week, we are trying to get French midfielder Remy Cabella, Spanish strike Ayoze Perez, and Sunderland midfielder Jack Colback all signed.
We could possibly manager to sign Jack Colback and Perez soon, and there are conflicting reports about whether Perez is at Newcastle at the moment, although it’s rumored that West Ham United are also after Colback.
But it seems that the possible Remy Cabella deal could become a lengthy negotiation, and that would not be good news for Newcastle with some top clubs after the 24 year-old French winger – and they are supposed to include Borussia Monchengladbach and Atletico Madrid.