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Newcastle United Now Looking In The Bins For Extra Players

8 years ago
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You might have noticed that Newcastle United ended up with a smaller squad at the end of the transfer window, rather than an enlarged one that every rational fan knew we needed after the shortcomings of last season.

The one and only Shefki Kuqi

The club are now looking to address that belatedly but you shouldn’t get your hopes too high.

This is what the Northern Echo reported today;

‘Now Pardew, who did successfully keep Yohan Cabaye after Arsenal didn’t increase their initial £10m bid, is considering the free agent market to strengthen his squad before January’s transfer window.

Former Chelsea defender Khalid Boulahrouz and ex-Juventus striker Vincenzo Iaquinta are among a long list of players, though very few have top flight experience, of players looking for clubs.’

You may recall the curious case of Shefki Kuqi who in the aftermath of the Carroll transfer, was drafted in to Newcastle’s squad in February 2011, at a time when he was without a club. A real character from all reports but nowhere near Premier League standard, it was simply embarrassing that United had to rely on this kind of deal to help get us through to the end of the season.

There is a reason, or a number of them, why the season kicks off and some players don’t have a club to play for.

If Newcastle do recruit anybody via this method then it will simply confirm how empty the claims were from Newcastle United employees that the squad was strong enough following the window closing.

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