Details emerge of Newcastle's transfer strategy, why fans won't be pleased

Newcastle United fans hoping for signings before the end of this month are likely to be left feeling unsatisfied.

The Chronicle has reported that Newcastle United are more likely to recruit new players in the summer and not before the end of this month.

A pressing concern for Newcastle fans was always going to be how the club would behave in the current transfer window with no sign of a permanent manager being appointed at St James Park.

The Chronicle’s report claims Newcastle scout Graham Carr is building a list of potential targets with the new head coach ‘the best possible chance of making a solid start to life on Tyneside’.

The update suggests that Newcastle are also unlikely to make a swift decision over who is their new permanent manager, despite caretaker John Carver’s calls for clarity on the paper’s website earlier this week.

As a result, Newcastle fans can conclude that the main aim for the team over the rest of the season is to stay in the division and consolidate, with a summer drive providing a boost for the team ahead of next season.

That could annoy some supporters considering the club have every chance of mounting a strong push for the top six by the end of the season.

Carr reportedly has trips planned to France, Belgium and the Netherlands before the end of the season, but any chances of new players inside the next ten days seems unlikely.

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