The World Cup may be over but for fans of Newcastle United, the summer is continuing to be a source of delight and relief.
Many feared that another fruitless transfer window would come and go, with first team players leaving for bigger clubs and Newcastle fans being left with nothing but a variety of excuses by the management.
Sounds familiar doesn’t it?
But despite rumours of departing players, including the almost certain transfer of Mathieu Debuchy to Arsenal, it appears that strengthening the team (rather than weakening it) seems to be the order of the day.
Newcastle fans can expect players to be tempted by the prospect of Champions League football, but what they can’t accept is a lack of effort to replace the team, why should they?
Fortunately, a repeat of last summers disastrous lack of transfer activity has not transpired.
The Toon have already signed 5 players and are still looking to strengthen the squad.
Considering no permanent signings were made between January 2013 and May 2014, we think this is a drastic (and much needed) improvement!
Let’s just hope we manage to keep the remainder of our key players from last year’s squad…
— Siem de Jong (@siemdejong) July 1, 2014
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) July 13, 2014
Newcastle United have signed midfielder Jack Colback from Sunderland on a free transfer, according to Sky sources. http://t.co/vBZl2EDUuW
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) June 9, 2014