No takers at all for Newcastle five


NEWCASTLE: Newcastle chairman Freddy Shepherd bemoaned the dramatic decline in the transfer market on Tuesday when he revealed that all five players up for sale since the end of last season had failed to raise a bid. 

Greek international defender Nicos Dabizas, Robbie Elliott, Jamie McClen, Chilean midfielder Clarence Acuna and Wayne Quinn have been the unfortunate players not to raise the slightest interest. 

McClen, Quinn and Elliott are even in the unfortunate position they cannot even fit into the first team dressing room and Shepherd told the Newcastle Chronicle it was simply a sign of the lows the transfer market had plunged to. 

“We have not had any bids for any of the five players we put on the transfer list in May,” Shepherd said. 

“In fact, we have not had even a sniff of a bid all summer for any of our players, and really this is a reflection on the state of the transfer market today. 

“And, to be fair, it is not just happening at Newcastle United but also at other clubs.” 

Time is running out for the club to ease their playing roster as the transfer window closes at the end of August and reopens on Jan 1. – AFP 

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