Newcastle’s Chief Scout is off looking at new players for Newcastle, but it seems like the players we need – a striker and a center-back – will not be arriving in this January transfer window.
Graham Carr – Newcastle Chief Scout
And so Newcastle will have to get by in their last 16 games of the season, and probably under caretaker manager John Carver, after Alan Pardew bolted to Crystal Palace in early January.
Newcastle will renew their transfer business in the summer – which will be in the next financial year, and we’re not sure why Newcastle are holding back spending the money this month in January.
However a good bet is that with 27 points from 22 games played, owner Mike Ashley thinks we are safe from relegation, and therefore there is no need to spend any money.
Phew – that was a close.
The transfer business in the summer will take place even before a new head coach is appointed – since the coach at Newcastle has limited input on transfers, and he is expected simply to get the best out of the players he has available.
But maybe in the negotiations a coach can get an agreement with Newcastle that he has some say on transfers – at least for the upcoming transfer window.
He may be successful in getting that agreement, but it’s more likely that the applicants will be told which players Newcastle have on their hit list for the summer, and also the players they are looking at longer term.
It does look like new players will be coming in over the summer months – but Newcastle will be trying to get by with limited striker power and limited central defensive cover until that time.
That’s the way Newcastle are run these days – very frugally – and money will not be spent if it doesn’t have to be.
And that’s even through with yesterday’s Deloitte report, money is available – if Newcastle want to spend it.
That may sound negative, but that’s the way the club is run these days – we get by – and hopefully in the top half of the Premier League so we are not fighting relegation.
That’s Newcastle’s manifesto.
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