The pending transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid for £80M is staggering, and shows the bad state the world football game is in.
Luque – £9.5M for this player -one of Newcastle’s many terrible deals
These transfer prices are ridiculous and now Real Madrid have shelled out £140M for just two players, money they don’t have on hand and will have to borrow. But surely some salary cap or other controls on football clubs will need to be put in place to stop this madness going on at the highest levels.
Which brings us to Newcastle United, and if there’s one thing that may be even good about relegation (but that’s a stretch), it’s that we will not be able to do any stupid transfer deals this summer.
Deals such as £5.7M for Xisco, £10M for Coloccini, £17M for Michael Owen, and £9.5M for Luque are ridiculous deals we have done in the past, but as long as we are a Championship side these deals will not happen, because of two major reasons:
- We don’t have the money any longer
- We will not be able to persuade high priced stars to come to Newcastle, while we are in the Championship
So perhaps whatever time we are down in the Championship, will allow us to do some real good deals where we will get good players for decent prices, and that’s all we need to do to form a good team, one that will probably be better than the team we had last season.
We need to increase the scouting at Newcastle, which Alan Shearer has already said he will do if handed the reigns of the club, and we need more deals like Seb Bassong’s transfer of last year where we bought the lad for just £500K, and now he will go for something close to £10M.
It will be hard to lose the player but the £10M will come in very handy for money to attract players to the club so we have a more balances squad next season.
This season was probably the most unbalanced side we have had – as we had one left back and eight strikers – and it’s something Shearer mentioned when he took over the club.
But of course before the Newcastle club can start rebuilding and get itself on a firm financial footing, we need a manager to do that job,, and reports that Chris Hughton may be the one in charge when training begins in a short 3 weeks takes some believing.
But we’ve now learned to expect anything from Ashley, who has brought the Newcastle club to its knees in the last 3 weeks.
Will somebody please come in and save the club?