Steve McClaren has finally talked about the January transfer window – now that it’s over – and during the window Steve wouldn’t say anything – he wouldn’t even admit we needed to bring a new striker in.
So it was overdone a bit but on the other hand you certainly don’t want to say which players you want in – because that could alert other clubs.
Steve McClaren – thinks Newcastle have shown club is now ambitious
This is what Steve McClaren has said about what Newcastle fans think was a good transfer window:
“I think that getting Berahino would have been a bonus,” “It shows the ambition of the club.” “We’ve made four very good signings.”
“Lee Charnley and I talked about it yesterday and said if you’d predicted we’d sign the likes of Townsend and Shelvey, two top quality, young players, England internationals by the end of the window, we’d have said you were crazy. (this is called patting yourself on the back).”
“But we got them, added Henri and brought in Doumbia on loan at the death – he’s got experience of Champions League football. ” “He’s a goalscorer so I am absolutely delighted with what we have done.”
“It shows the ambition of the Board and the club. That’s what we set out to do from the beginning and we have carried it out.”
“We kept very quiet about our business and gone about it quietly but I think we’ve got very, very good recruitment.” “It shows a statement of intent about what we want to do.”
“Yes, without a doubt we now have enough firepower,” “What we’ve got in is enough to see us through and score goals.”
Over 90% of fans think it was a good transfer window for the club.
And with Newcastle spending around £81M in the last two transfer windows – the most in the Premier League – do you think this proves we are now a more ambitious club?