Former Newcastle United legend Rob Lee has said what a lot of fans are thinking – that we still need to sign more players before September rolls around, and the conventional wisdom seems to be that we need a defender, another creative midfielder, and a striker to complete the business.
If Newcastle can do that it will have been a successful summer transfer market.
Rob Lee with Alan Shearer while at Newcastle
This is what former central midfielder Rob Lee has said in Kicca today:
“Newcastle have made a few impressive signings in the last few weeks, but it’s now all gone a bit quiet.”
“I hope the club bosses haven’t decided to close their check book because they still need to sign several more players to be able to compete once more in the Premier League.”
“I’ve been saying all along that Charlie Austin would be a great signing for the club, but if they do bid for him they must get him.”
“If he goes elsewhere then that will be a big blow for the club.”
If Newcastle insist on waiting to sign Austin we could screw up, and wouldn’t it be better to sign him before the beginning of the season?
And we hope Newcastle are not getting cold feet about the money we have spent so far this summer – about £36M so far – keep spending it.
And if the powers that be want proof of why we need to still spend big bucks just think of the last 11 games of last season.
Before the final day win against the Hammers – we had only one point in 10 games and were the worst team in the Premier League.
Even bottom of the table QPR were able to beat us fairly easily.
We don’t want that to happen again this season do we?
As we said – keep spending.