The minutes have been released from last weeks fans forum meeting and Newcastle United have told fans that a transfer breakthrough is expected “imminently” as the club aims to deliver some positive news in the “coming days”.
The fans forum meeting took place at St. James’ Park last Thursday, with a wide range of topics being discussed by supporters and the club’s senior management team – including the club’s managing director Lee Charnley who was present.
Here’s some of the transfer related minutes published by the club today from last weeks meeting:
Summer transfer window
“The club reinforced its commitment to strengthening in positions identified by the manager and aims to deliver positive news in the coming days.
“In a general discussion with the group, several factors that can impact upon transfers were explained and the club highlighted the limited amount of business completed by most clubs through the early stages of what are challenging market conditions to date.
“The club explained that it had hoped to conclude some incoming and outgoing deals early and while sharing frustrations, there is confidence that the squad will be improved. The club emphasised that rumours in the media had no influence on its operations.”
Graham Carr’s departure
“The club explained that planning for a specific transfer window takes place well in advance so the mutual decision by the club and Graham Carr to part ways would have no impact on current targets.”
“The club accepted that relegation had been a step back but emphasised the importance of achieving an immediate return to the top flight.
“The club’s aim now is to finish as high up the Premier League table as possible and in doing so, build a platform to progress further.”
It is a big call by the club to lead with ‘incoming transfer news is expected very soon’ and mention the word ‘imminent’, which only heightens expectation, however it is positive news nonetheless and a reassuring message communicated by the club.
Here’s hoping the club deliver the goods and we see a new signing holding up the black and white shirt in the coming days!
Click here to see the full publication of the minutes from last week’s meeting