As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Sunderland boss Poyet: I want FOUR signings in next SEVEN days

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet wants FOUR new signings made in the next SEVEN days.

Poyet knows he needs at least another four new signings after losing a dozen players over the summer, and he wants them in his squad by next Wednesday.

"It's clear we need a few new players and it has not been as quick as I would have expected," Poyet told the Evening Chronicle, speaking after his side's 1-0 win over Recreativo de Huelva in Portugal last night.

"We are all waiting. It's the same names, different stage of the season. We are waiting for news.

"It's getting a little close to the part where I really want to work with the main squad. I am like any other manager, the sooner you get the players the better.

"I hope it is now, today, tomorrow.

"It's difficult for me because there are things we need to work on this week. beginning of next week and that's practically it (the last week of pre-season).

"The only thing you can do is ensure everything is in place and refresh things that you've done.

"One or two (signings) they are close, but if you asked me last week I would say those two (signings he wanted to make over the weekend) were close too. I cannot wait another week.

"We are going to be off Monday and Tuesday, so next Wednesday I need to have four new players."

 For the big stories and the banter follow us on Twitter: @tribalfootball



Support Tribal Football with this great deal from our partners ExpressVPN. You get an extra three months free with the 12-month plan (a saving of 49%!). All plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee if you change your mind. Click here to try now, risk-free for 30 days - and support Tribal Football in the process.

Video of the day:

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free