Newcastle have signed nine good players so far this season, and even the most negative of Newcastle United fans would have to admit the club have done well in this summer’s transfer window.
Well maybe not. 😀
John Beresford – former Newcastle left back
Former Newcastle left back John Beresford spent six years at the club from 1992, and he’s been interviewed in the Shields Gazette today, and John seems positive about the summer transfer window, although he thinks Newcastle still need a striker who can get us 15-20 goals next season..
This is what John has said:
“The signings have given the club a lift,” “Looking at them, you can see they are the kind of players that will fit into how Pardew wants to play.””
“Hopefully, they’ll be round about the top six this season.” Looking at Newcastle in the first half of last season, they were able to get a goal even when they weren’t playing well.”
“That gives you confidence. When you haven’t got that, it gives you a different mentality. You’re on the back foot – you’re trying to hold on to a 0-0.”
“That’s obviously where they needed to improve this summer. Looking at the signings, you don’t see a 15-20-goal striker. Hopefully, they’ll bring one in.”
“I think the club has to forget about Loic Remy, but the club needs that type of player.” “You always want a good game to start the season. It’s nice to play a top team, and Newcastle have got the Champions, Manchester City.”
“It’s a great game for Newcastle – it’s a win-win.” “You’d expect Man City to be competing for the title again, and I just think Newcastle can catch them out a little bit if they play to their ability.”
We agree with John and think Loic Remy is now a lost cause for Newcastle, simply because he’s shown no interest in wanting to join Newcastle permanently, so maybe he will stray at QPR, as we reported yesterday.
But there are not too many strikers available who can get you that 15-20 goals a season, so the last 17 days of the transfer window will still be important to Newcastle.
But exactly who we can get in to strengthen our strike force is a good question.
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