John Carver has been privy to what Newcastle’s plans are for the summer transfer market, and he’s telling fans it could be the biggest summer transfer market for many years.
John Carver – interim head coach
We’ll have to wait and see on that one, but this is what an upbeat John Carver said on Wednesday:
“Whether they’ve said it in previous summers and it hasn’t happened I don’t know,” “What I’m saying is they’ve said it to me and I’m adamant that they’re going to invest.”
“I’ve seen the plans and they are encouraging – not for me as John Carver the head coach but for John Carver the fan inside me.”
“They know, the club know, they have to invest in the team because you can only keep going for so long. They have to invest in the team and I have had assurances they’re going to.”
“This is the biggest summer in the club’s recent history, definitely. We know that, everybody knows that. We have to get it right. But let me tell you, Lee, Mike, they all know that. We have to get it right.”
“We can threaten the top teams,” “We’re not going to win the Premier League but if we invest right why can’t we go after the European spots, the Champions League spots? Why not?”
“Look at Southampton. They lost so many players last summer and had to replace them but they’ve done a great job this year.”
“I can’t do anything about the protests,” “I can’t do anything about what’s going to happen next season with my position so I have just got to stay focused and maintain some sort of level-headedness.”
“There are certainly a lot of decisions to be made.”
How Newcastle do in the summer depends an awful lot on which head coach Newcastle appoint in the summer.
And there’s no doubt there are a number of very good coaches available – including Jurgen Klopp of Borussia Dortmund, who announced yesterday he will resign effective July 1st.
The head coach will be more important than any one player, but we also hope to see a number of top players brought in over the summer months, and we certainly need them to bolster the squad.
The more detailed financial accounts released Monday, show that Newcastle United have plenty of money available to spend in the summer, mainly because of the massive Premier League TV money.
And that will increase by a further 70% at the start of the 2016-2017 season a year come July, and it points to Newcastle being in excellent financial shape for some years to come.
Now we need to turn that financial stability into having a (very) good side, because after all that’s what football is all about.
Football clubs weren’t created to make big money on its own, but to use that money to give their fans a top side to support.
That’s what we need to see at Newcastle.
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