Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren has told the Chronicle that the resources are in place for the club to achieve their objectives in the coming season.
Newcastle have already made a fresh addition to their playing staff for next year in the form of Georginio Wijnaldum and the boss has insisted that everything is in place for him to improve the squad further this summer.
“It’s no problem. The structure is fine and the objectives are clear. The resources to achieve those objectives are also clear,” McClaren is quoted by the Chronicle.
“The pathway is a very good one. I suppose I haven’t been tainted by the last six months of the season. So therefore I come in fresh and a little bit perplexed to what’s going on.”
Do Newcastle need to make further signings?
In short, yes.
The struggles the club endured last season as they narrowly missed out on relegation into the Championship, have created a pressure hanging over the head of the club to adapt and improve significantly.
The defence needs to become tighter, the midfield needs to become smarter and the attack needs to carry a more deadly outlook for all games.
Wijnaldum is not a bad way for McClaren to start in terms of new additions, but with the transfer window now open, he’s got to act quickly to get some fresh faces in at St James’ Park.
The longer he waits to make new additions, the close the deadline becomes and the greater grounds selling clubs have to hold buying clubs to ransom as they look to get their business done before the close of play on September 1.