It seems like Newcastle still have some transfer targets for this summer, and we could still see more players come through the door before the summer transfer window slams (very) shut on Monday, September 1st.
Charnley, Pardew and Ashley
Alan Pardew has talked to the Shields Gazette today and this is what he said:
“I don’t think we’re short of anything because if I look at my roster, it’s full up.” “I actually haven’t got a spare place on the roster. I think, ideally, managers always want more players, and they always want more quality, but I’m not going to bemoan where I’m at.”
“We’ve got good strikers in the building.” “But I don’t think that in terms of us in the transfer market it’s something we’ve completely given up on.”
“We’re still looking at it and we’ve got our finger on the pulse. We’ve done that very well this summer.” “Myself, Lee Charnley and Graham Carr have known about every transfer that’s gone through and been involved in everything that’s in our ability to bring to the football club,”
“I don’t want to talk about speculation – that’s all it is,” he said. “We’ve been linked with a number of players. So where do I stop and start with that?
“At the moment we’ve a group and they’re all Newcastle players at the moment.” “There’s no one imminently coming into this building at the moment.”
“If we didn’t get another player in, I ‘d be fine and I’d quite happily attack the season with what we’ve got.”
You could read what Alan says and conclude the transfer window is closed as far as Newcastle are concerned.
And Newcastle are in a good position right now, because we’ve bought well so far this summer, and nine players must be the most we’ve brought in during a transfer window for a long long time, and we have some quality in there too.
And it’s probably because of that success that the recruitment team at Newcastle (Ashley, Charnley, Pardew, Carr and Finance Director John Irving) are still looking at more players coming in.
And that could include a center-back and another striker – and it seems to us that Newcastle are ready to wheel and deal right up until the end of the window.
So keep your seat belts fastened.
The transfer window closes two weeks on Monday – 16 days left.
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