In his column in the Chronicle yesterday, former goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek thinks that Newcastle will lose some of their top players in the summer, as players have again found out that Mike Ashley is not too interested in building a top side on Tyneside, and we had another calamitous January transfer window which weakened the squad, and we are having a very poor second half of the season because of that, much like what happened last year.
Tim Krul – more ambitious than Newcastle
We suppose Mike Ashley could spend big bucks in the summer to show players like Tim Krul, Moussa Sissoko, Daryl Janmaat and others that Newcastle are willing to spend the money to build a top side.
But Ashley hasn’t done much of that in the last eight years, and his January dealings will have shown some of our more ambitious players, they will not get much success at Newcastle – certainly no chance of winning a trophy.
Pavel suggests in his column he expects Tim Krul to be looking at his options at Newcastle, after being at the club for 10 years now, and Tim has big ambitions in football and wants to play with the very best players.
This could well be Tim’s last season on Tyneside, and we could therefore see another goalkeeper come in over the summer and it would then be between Rob Elliot, Karl Darlow and the new man – as to who is the number one next season.
And we need three experienced goalkeepers in the squad like other PL clubs have, so we don’t have to play an untested and inexperienced young goalkeeper in the nets, like we had to do earlier this season.
Tim was even thinking about wanting out of Newcastle last season after his World Cup heroics for Holland.
It’s been another lackluster season for Newcastle, and the upper management have shown once again they are willing to weaken the squad in January to get money into the coffers.
And if Newcastle are going to have a big summer in the transfer market, they will need to bring some big players in early in the summer, in an attempt to persuade the likes of Tim Krul and Moussa Sissoko to stay.
But it may already be too late, as top players may have already made up their minds and want out before September rolls around.
If we do lose some players it could turn out to be a sad summer for the fans, but we’ll hope for the best – as usual.
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