After losing out on Pablo Aimar and a host of other transfer targets this summer, it appears that Kevin Keegan has finally sounded the alarm at St James’ Park by letting the ownership know that the club needs to make four more signings this summer if they want to avoid a slow start to the season.
Kevin Keegan is seeking “four quality players” to bolster his paper-thin resources at St James’ Park. The Newcastle United manager, whose team beat Hartlepool United 4-1 in their first preseason match on Saturday, has made only two signings – Jonás Gutiérrez and Danny Guthrie – this summer and has conceded that there is much work to do. “You just cannot go into a season with the small squad we’ve got,” Keegan said.
With the club’s new recruitment department a novelty, teething trouble is unavoidable, particularly in a restrictive financial climate, and they have experienced some high-profile disappointments. Of their publicly confirmed targets, Jonathan Woodgate rejected Newcastle for Tottenham Hotspur in January and Luka Modric more recently did the same. (Times Online)
Four players is a pretty big number for a club like Newcastle that still hasn’t made a major signing to date this summer. But if King Kev truly believes the club can bring in “four quality players” before the end of the season, then I guess we ought to give him the benefit of the doubt!
Do Newcastle supporters believe that the club can bring in four quality signings before the start of the season? Who would you like King Kev to target going forward?