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Llambias insists Newcastle can be happy with transfer campaign

Newcastle United managing director Derek Llambias says they're pleased with their summer market work.

Toon fell short failing to land a new striker, but Llambias insists their recruits all have outstanding potential.

He said in a statement: "Now that the transfer window has closed, we have had some time to reflect on the business we have conducted over the summer.

"Our aim was to secure young players who represented value for money and could add real strength to the squad.

"The majority of our transfer dealings were completed in the early part of the window and we feel we have signed some players of exceptional quality.

"Yohan Cabaye, Sylvain Marveaux, Mehdi Abeid, Demba Ba and Gabriel Obertan were all brought in early and we have seen these players settle quickly into the squad and perform well on the pitch.

"Earlier this week we were delighted to sign Davide Santon from Inter Milan to fill our left-back position after the departure of Jose Enrique.

"Davide is an excellent young prospect and we are sure he will be another superb addition to the squad.

"We also welcomed young goalkeeper Rob Elliot from Charlton Athletic who will help us retain healthy competition for that position after loaning out Fraser Forster to Celtic.

"Of course we had also hoped to secure a further striker in the window, in addition to Demba Ba."

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