Alan Hutton has shared his concern with Newcastle United and their transfer business so far.
The Lowdown: No more signings?
As per Luke Edwards, it is ‘unlikely’ that the St. James’ Park faithful will make any more signings before the summer window ends, with Joe Willock being their only permanent addition from Arsenal so far.
Where will Newcastle finish in the Premier League?
7th - 10th
The Daily Telegraph journalist explains that someone from the 25-man squad would have to drop out first of all, and they have spent their entire budget on bringing the central midfield player in.
However, he did not rule out the ‘possibility’ that somebody could yet come to the North East on a loan deal.
The Latest: Hutton concern
Speaking to Football Insider, former Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton has voiced his concern with the Tyneside club’s transfer business so far, but thinks that they will survive relegation down to the EFL Championship:
“I still think Newcastle have a decent squad.
“But they haven’t added to it and that is a big problem.
“You can never stand still. If you look at all the clubs who are out there spending money year on year, even during the pandemic.
“The worrying thing about it is the results. Two games, two defeats and conceding a lot of goals.
“You always have to be on the front foot and looking to the future.
“I love Steve Bruce to bits; he gets a hard time up there, but it won’t get any better for him if results don’t improve.
“Fans want to see signings and progression, but it just hasn’t happened.
“I think they’ll survive easily enough but to progress, they just need more in the transfer market.”
The Verdict: Worrying
As Hutton points out, it is certainly worrying for Steve Bruce’s team that they have not brought in more players to help out the squad, especially given the start that they have made to the 2021/22 season.
They may not be as lucky to survive in this campaign if more additions are not brought in, and so the next few days are vital for them.
Nonetheless, time is running out, and more clubs will be reluctant to let players go so late on in the window with them looking to finalise their own squads ahead of the deadline.
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