David Gold has told Blowing Bubbles that the club is always working hard to bring in new talent.
In a wide-ranging exclusive interview, he told us: ‘With COVID and the world we are living in now, you could argue that when it comes to transfers everything has changed but actually nothing really has changed. We are still doing everything we can to get the players that the manager wants and there is a really good balance between the board and manager – it’s a positive, comfortable relationship right now.
‘We all have the same desire to bring in the right players, and we’ve already seen the benefits of that and certainly you could argue that last season was partly due to this approach to transfers. And we have now added further experience and strength to our recruitment department with the appointment of Rob Newman as Head of Recruitment.
‘Rob has a terrific track record and expertise after 12 years at Manchester City, and he will work closely with the manager to ensure we continue to identify and recruit the best players to fit our club model and strategy, both short and long-term. I think we have had an absolutely tremendous record with our player recruitment since David came back, and I’m sure Rob will only help to enhance that further.
‘The manager deserves great credit for building the squad we have now. All of the signings since January 2020 have been successful, including Kurt Zouma, who really does typify the quality of player we are looking to sign now. A Champions League winner who has great experience and pedigree at the top level, yet still many great years – hopefully his best years – in front of him.’
Read the full interview with David Gold in our latest issue