Maybe a good way for Newcastle fans to get over yesterday’s embarrassment, is to concentrate on the big picture of Newcastle staying in the Premier League this season, and even ending up in a decent position in the league.
Alan Pardew – one or two players at most in January
It was never a priority to get too far in the FA Cup this season in any case – which in retrospect is probably just as well. 😀
There are quite a few good players available at Manchester City and Tottenham in January, but the problem with them is that they are all on huge wages, and would cost big money in the transfer market, even though a lot of them don’t even make the subs bench at their clubs.
This is what Alan Pardew told the Sunday Sun today:
“We are probably only looking at bringing one player in. Maybe we’ll bring in two – but it definitely won’t be more than two,”
“Whether it is a loan or a permanent move really depends on the negotiations and the type of player we manage to get. If we manage to get our No 1 target it will affect another deal we might have been working on.”
“But we’re not going to throw money at this window. We’ve made that clear to agents, players and clubs, and I think Newcastle fans will appreciate that.”
“We’re going to try and do things in a way that will protect the squad we’ve got – if we don’t do that we’ve got all sorts of problems.”
Pardew has even admitted to an interest in Paraguay International striker Roque Santa Cruz, but says that it is unlikely a deal will be possible in this particular window.
But we wonder if that means he may be a target in the future, but he would in all likelihood be too expensive for Newcastle to sign permanently.
“I think Santa Cruz is a good player but I don’t know if the circumstances and the timing is right for us on that one,”
“We have looked everywhere for new players. You have to make sure you don’t miss anyone.”
There seems a number of complications in this month’s transfer window with some of the players Newcastle want.
And the Sunday Sun is also reporting that the move for Birmingham’s Sebastian Larsson may not even come to fruition, as the player may stay at Birmingham and sign a new deal there.
That would be disappointing if that happened.
But with only at most a couple of players coming in – we think that will be a little disappointing – and we have to hope yesterday’s performance was just a one off.