Alan Pardew Talks About Transfer Targets For January

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.

Alan continued:

“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.

Comments welcome.

26 comments so far

  • Malaysia-RASHID

    Jan 9, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #1

    “Newcastle have appointed controversial Iranian businessman Kia Joorabchian as their football advisor.”

    Is this good news or bad news?

  • Malaysian Toon

    Jan 9, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #2

    Sign Adel Taarabt.. He’s an excellent playmaker, winger, young (21 years old), and has already scored 12 goals this season. Way better than routledge.

    And Charlie Austin from Swindon. Fast and Powerful striker. Young (21 as well) and scored 12 goals in 18 games so far.

  • tom tomb

    Jan 9, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #3


  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 9, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #4

    Malaysia-RASHID, Where did you get this news?

  • tom tomb

    Jan 9, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #5

    GG Sunday people.

  • tjshawsey

    Jan 9, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #7

    I think we should make a loan offer for Oriol Romeu, who can fill in for Tiote whenever he is not available. That will mean we can get rid of Smith. We also need an experienced striker, so i’d put in a loan offer for Miroslav Klose, who’s lots his starting place at Bayern Munich. Then buy a striker in the summer.

  • Carl92

    Jan 9, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #8

    Im really not fussed about being out the cup, i would rather consentrate on the prem and the game at scumderland.

  • BeeGuy

    Jan 9, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #9

    Me thinks that AP needs to get his #2 man in place ASAP. If he had a coach, he would have been advised that several of the lads were Out Of Gas prior to being named to the team. And he never would have put Joey B at left wing, especially to try to have a link up with Perch. AP fielded an essentially dead legged mid-field to try to control and dictate the game. I’ll forgive him this time, but I sure don’t want to see a coach that harnesses up and then beats on a dead horse.

  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jan 9, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #10

    Bring in Ivorian’s for Tiote and also Ivory Coast brings up the best ever African players e.g Drogba, Toure brothers, they’re are best bet. What about Gervinho and Romaric.

  • colwell

    Jan 9, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #11

    Brilliant one, two players at most is that for each position lol.

    Santa Cruz would be different to what we have a big striker who can head and slow, oh wait…..

  • tjshawsey

    Jan 9, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #12

    Anyone know (other than Tevez & Mascherano) who he has on his books?

  • colwell

    Jan 9, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #13

    The Kia story is no doubt made up, after all the cock up with Tevez & Mascherano this would of made alot of papers or at least SSN.

  • belfastgeordie87

    Jan 9, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #14

    maylasian toon,qpr are on of the richest clubs in the world theres no way there going to sell there best player when there on course to be promoted,plus charlie austin is playing league 1 football, hell of a differnce mate!

  • Brutooon

    Jan 9, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #15

    The Best Transfer will be shipping out Alan Smith and Perch

    Possible Destination : Any Club

    Value : Even on FREE

  • Malaysian Toon

    Jan 9, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #16

    here’s to hoping mate. I believe charlie austin will make it with the big boys if given the chance

  • TheScottishGeordie

    Jan 9, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #17

    Agree with tjshawsey.. Klose would be great alongside Carroll. He is not getting games at the moment and I definitely think he would come here on loan if offered.

  • daneevz

    Jan 9, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #18

    i would like to see maybe gussipe rossi back sure he played for us before as a loan of course.

  • Mat Nufc

    Jan 9, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #19

    Pienaar..i think he still have few years to offer

  • geoff777

    Jan 9, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #20

    So Pardew said this … ?

    “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.”

    Sorry Pards me old cock sparrow …

    I think the fans would like some great new signings so we can watch our team win and play some great football.

    It’s makes so much more sense like this …

    … “But we’re not going to throw money at this window. We’ve made that clear to agents, players and clubs, and I think Mike Ashley will appreciate that.”

  • Thump

    Jan 9, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #21

    I don’t trust this one little bit. The whole ‘Pardew’ affair looks like it may be a deeper hole after all…

  • Vinicinhos

    Jan 9, 2011 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #22

    Bring back Forster.

    I like the striker Demba Ba, of Hoffenheim.

    Ladislav Volesak, of FC Slovacko (Czech Republic) is cheap, could be a test, good pass, great cross, better than Routledge.

    And I like Chris Baird, I saw some matches of Fulham, Southampton, and he’s a good passer and good cross.And he has a good personality.

  • jimiley

    Jan 9, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #23

    Why do we play lump ball from the back to the big lumps?
    Because we have a big lump up front who is a decent header of the ball and we have no pace in midfield (Smith and Nolan) so if we try to play FOOTball through the midfield, we get overrun. Simples. Inferior teams play lumpball. Do the top teams play lumpball? No, and they usually have small and fast strikers and play through teams on the GROUND. But you need fast and skilful players. They are in very short supply at NUFC. Trying to find a player’s head from 35 yards is never as precise as playing short crisp passes along the ground. A good footballing team will usually beat a headball team. Oh and another thing…headball is fairly boring to watch…Wimbledon, Stoke, Blackburn and NUFC are examples. Sod off Ashley and Lambias

  • jimiley

    Jan 9, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #24

    If we could get 20 million for Carroll it would be a great sale provided the fat man reinvested it. Massive doubts on that front because he has always pocketed 90% of sales money. We might then buy some quality players who play along the floor. Tired of headball.

  • Pradajames

    Jan 9, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #25

    I’d love to see us go after Melvut Erding, seems to have fallen out of favor @ PSG.

    Any word on Max Gradel?

  • daneevz

    Jan 9, 2011 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #26

    NEWS JUST IN !! David Ngog to sign for newcastle on loan!! dunno if true but what i heard.


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