The transfer window for Newcastle United seems to have been one of quiet proportions.
In total three signings have made in the shape of Romain Amalfitano, Gael Bigirimana and Curtis Good. Now these seem to be good signings in terms of the future but they aren’t exactly what I was expecting the club to sign during this transfer window after such a tremendous season last time round.
The saga with Mathieu Debuchy has dragged on for the majority of the summer with no resolution to the Frenchman’s future made. There was the expectation that after Euro 2012 he would be signing for the club but Newcastle’s attempts have been fruitless thus far.
With only three signings made, should the club have made more by this point in time? I expected Alan Pardew and Co to bring in more players to strengthen the squad with more games due to be played in the forthcoming season. But could it be a sign of the times? Clubs are holding out for mega money deals for their players so that they do not lose a valuable asset while other clubs have been put off due to the impending Financial Fair Play rules that come into force this season.
Or could it be that Newcastle are working behind the scenes to try and bring players in that we as fans are not aware of as yet? They might be playing a waiting game and assessing their options of the targets they can actually buy and make a decision whether it is worth pursuing a particular player. Compared to other windows this one has seemed quiet among all clubs in the Premier League, not many signings have been made. Are clubs choosing to stick with the tools that they’ve got?
The start of the season is nearly upon us and hopefully before the end of August we will have made more additions to our squad.
What do you think? Should we have made more signings by now?