Kevin Campbell has given his reaction to the transfer statement which was released by Newcastle United last week.
The Lowdown: Transfer statement
The St. James’ Park faithful released a statement shortly after the summer transfer window shut, highlighting what their intentions were.
Where will Newcastle finish in the Premier League?
7th - 10th
They claimed that they wanted to take a ‘sustainable’ approach, and so any money spent on transfers would have to be generated either from player sales or through matchday and non-matchday activities.
The Latest: Campbell reacts
Speaking to Football Insider, former Everton and Arsenal striker Campbell has now claimed that the statement will only increase tensions with the fanbase:
“I think the fans have had enough.
“I say that with the utmost respect because I do respect that club a lot. They deserve better.
“They have brought one player in, Willock, and they are not improving in anything. Then a statement comes out like that, unbelievable.
“The fans have had it up to here. They just want a change, new owners and a fresh start.
“They aren’t getting that at the moment, and that’s the frustrating thing.”
The Verdict: Frustrating
It certainly is frustrating that the North East club were only able to sign one player on a permanent deal of note in Joe Willock from Arsenal, who was there on loan last season anyway.
One has to question whether the sustainability model will work out in the long-term, given that other clubs in the Premier League will no doubt be looking to strengthen their squads further over the next few seasons.
Nonetheless, the Toon Army just want to see some sort of progression, ambition and direction, and it will be difficult to get that unless they are able to sign more players to strengthen the team when the January window comes around.
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