Newcastle working on transfer targets?

Words by Kevin Doocey on .

Hughton - Doesn’t look best pleased!

As the transfer window closes in about a week, the only player we’ve signed has been Danny Simpson from Manchester United, on loan. Although we haven’t added any new players to our squad besides Danny, we’ve let nearly 10 players leave St.James’ Park. The likes of Michael Owen, Mark Viduka, David Edgar, Obafemi Martins, Damien Duff, Habib Beye , Sebastien Bassong and Peter Lovenkrands have all left the club for pastures anew. Most notably, Michael Owen at Manchester United, Bassong to Spurs and Habib Beye to a promising Aston Villa side.

There is no doubt we need to buy some new players but that seems pretty impossible considering how our owenership is being sorted. Barry Moat is the only runner for Newcastle now, and he has been given extra time to muster up the fee required. That’s all and well but where is the money for the wage bill, transfers etc. going to come from? No offence to Barry Moat but he may well turn out like Mike Ashley, only with no money. I certainly hope he does become the new owner, and has some financial backing from elsewhere because he seems that he might know how to run a football club.

There are plenty of players willing to join NUFC, from Per Ciljan Skjelbred, Jermaine Beckford, and Peter Lovernkrands. In all probability, we won’t get any new permanent signings and will lose more players. Steven Taylor is being touted to leave to Villa yet again, and Jose Enrique could well be on his way to Atletico. When will this roller coaster end?

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marek: ⏱ 25/08/2009

If Ashley was serious about selling the club to Moat then let get this over with and sell any three players to make it happen but a big but what will happen if Ashley got rid of these players then decides Moat offer was not good enough then he has just weakened the team further and all the wait is wasted I pray to god that it is sold just to get rid of Ashley, heaven forbids keeping the club for another year or two, I cannot see our team maintaining this winning streak for long at this rate

steve: ⏱ 25/08/2009

13 weeks of absolute rubbish all this has done is totally disrespect the players the club the fans and the city of Newcastle how long will this be allowed to go on i expect there to be a massive backlash when this winning streak does end i think a lot of people are taking their eye of the ball (no pun intended) because the team are doing so well at the moment

steve: ⏱ 25/08/2009

As for transfer targets i can only see the club signing free or loan players on very small wages

marek: ⏱ 25/08/2009

If Ashley was serious about selling the club to Moat then let get this over with and sell any three players to make it happen but a big but what will happen if Ashley got rid of these players then decides Moat offer was not good enough then he has just weakened the team further and all the wait is wasted I pray to god that it is sold just to get rid of Ashley, heaven forbids keeping the club for another year or two, I cannot see our team maintaining this winning streak for long at this rate

steve: ⏱ 25/08/2009

13 weeks of absolute rubbish all this has done is totally disrespect the players the club the fans and the city of Newcastle how long will this be allowed to go on i expect there to be a massive backlash when this winning streak does end i think a lot of people are taking their eye of the ball (no pun intended) because the team are doing so well at the moment

steve: ⏱ 25/08/2009

As for transfer targets i can only see the club signing free or loan players on very small wages