Pardew – We Want Two Players In By Next Monday


Alan Pardew has talked about the transfer window today, from Newcastle’s base out in Portugal, and he says the deals will probably go through in the last day or two of this transfer window.

Alan Pardew – we want two players in

One of the things Newcastle have been great at,  over the last 18 months,  is getting some great deals done.

Mike Williamson for £1M, Dan Gosling for nothing, Tiote for around £3.5M, and Ben Arfa for around £5M are great buys for the Newcastle club.

Mike Ashley has also insisted that when Newcastle buy a player, the total fee is paid up front and not spread over a number of years as a capital expense, which was done when Freddy Shepherd was Chairman.

That’s a much better way to do things because when Ashley arrived,  Newcastle were still paying out money for players signed years previously and some had even already left the club.

And it seems that Newcastle now want two players in – but their best deal will probably be done when push comes to shove in the last day or two of the January window.

Pardew confirmed this morning that the Magpies are still hoping to bring in two players before Monday’s deadline :

“We are still just looking at making offers and making calls,” “There will be some activity probably in the last few days of the window and I hope we will be part of that.”

“As much as we want a player – and we actually want two with Wayne Routledge going – it has to be right. We will not rush into anything.”

“That is the most important thing, and we are still looking at our squad as well.”

“Andy Carroll hopefully won’t be too long and Cheick Tiote will be coming back soon so that will give us a big boost.”

It’s perfectly fine to wait until near the end of the window to get a better deal, and it seems that Villa’s Stephen Ireland is still in the frame and who the other player may be –  we have no idea.

It’s unlikely to be Sebastian Larsson, but this player may be a target for Newcastle this summer.

Exactly what is really happening with Seb is hard to fathom, since his agent said last Saturday that Newcastle were still negotiating with the player last Wednesday, until Birmingham said he was no longer for sale in January.

But the Blackburn manager Steve Kean also said a few days back on Sky Sports, that they had agreed a fee with Birmingham for the player before the plug was pulled, so which club is leading the chase, we really don’t know.

So unless Seb signs a new contract at Birmingham, which has to be unlikely, the 25 year-old will be a free agent in the summer.

Seb Larsson for nothing would be a good deal to start off the summer transfer window for Newcastle.

Comments welcome.



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52 comments so far

  • dublin mag steve

    Jan 26, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #1

    what we want and what we get are two different things pards i hope im wrong i really hope im wrong.

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  • sweendog

    Jan 26, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #2

    hope its not Ireland or Larsson .. 2 very average players at the minute ..
    don’t wind him up about his hair (Ireland) who is stroppy and has lost form,
    Larsson, defensive slow and no better than Ryan taylor.
    Theres loads of better options out there.

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  • sweendog

    Jan 26, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #3

    you would think we are looking a striker and RW.

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  • sweendog

    Jan 26, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #4

    wonder are we going for Pablo Daniel Piatti .. and a good striker, Kevin Gameiro, might be too dear though.

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  • daneevz

    Jan 26, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #5

    personally i think we’ll get SWP manc wont let him out on loan so fulham have decreased in interest and i think newc wanted to buy him dependin if he drops his wages which i think he might do as hes young and wants to play football.

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  • expatgeordie

    Jan 26, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #6

    Sweendof we are only likely to get avaerage players we aint one of the big boys now. We must be realistic in the current climate Ireland & Larsson would be decent aquisitions. The big name big money signings are long gone.

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  • carrollsinger

    Jan 26, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #7

    Swp and Ireland would be to good buys I’ll be happy with that

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  • dublin mag steve

    Jan 26, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #8

    dont forget we need cover for el torro if we could just replace 2 or 3 of the very average players in our squad with better ones wed be so much stronger, i still think we need a good right back aswell.

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  • expatgeordie

    Jan 26, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #9

    Sorry Sweendog

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 26, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #10

    Sweendog
    Agree 100%

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  • Rich TOON Bristol

    Jan 26, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #11

    daneevz he’s 29 not exactly a spring chicken!

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  • rich.nufc

    Jan 26, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #12

    Rumours floating about that Danny Sturridge is in the Newcastle area, wouldn’t be a bad loan signing, can play on the wing or upfront!

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  • niafron

    Jan 26, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #13

    Bonjour messieurs.

    Gameiro is out of reach. You’ll need 12 millions euro, and anyway, he is expected to sign for Valencia in Spain.
    He have decline several offers to go there.

    In fact, in France, we assume he is already a Valencia’s player.

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  • alex84

    Jan 26, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #14

    Pablo Piatti would be very good…but can’t see it

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 26, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #15

    Ireland is out of form, probably coz he doesn’t want to be at villa. He’s a good creative midfielder when he’s fit and happy. So him and piatti would do, as piatti can play as a second striker. Once arfa is back (not long so I hear) we will have nolan arfa and piatti to cover second striker, and I suppose either amoeba and leon worst can cover for carrol

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  • Whitecap

    Jan 26, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #16

    The squad could use more talent (what team couldn’t?) but I don’t think Ashley is going to spend any money right now on an expensive January transfer. Probably just a small loan (at reduced wages of course) till the end of the season.

    With Larsson staying at Birmingham, most likely it will be Ireland. Underwhelming, but still better than Routledge.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 26, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #17

    Thats better news then, atleast someone from the club has come out with a plan of action.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 26, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #18

    @ Whitecap // Jan 26, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Ireland – Underwhelming?

    We have only just been promoted, who do you want Ronaldo and Messi?

    I think Ireland is a good option, especially on a loan-to-buy basis.

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  • niafron

    Jan 26, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #19

    Take your time for Ben Arfa. French newspaper “L’équipe” have reveal this morning than Hatem have undergo a second surgical intervention in November. So he will probably not play before March.

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  • niafron

    Jan 26, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #20

    For those of you who read french:

    http://www.maxifoot.fr/football/article-11580.htm

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  • toonfan09

    Jan 26, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #21

    sweendog have seen ireland play he is quality when he was at man city he got there player of the season he would be excellent loan move

    however vela is up for loan someone get pardew on the phone and tell him to ring wenger cos he could play alongside carrol or on the wong

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  • toonfan09

    Jan 26, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #22

    tht second op will be to take the bottom lot of screws out of his leg i had the same injury and they sometimes to the bottom screws out the pin just to help it heal in the long run the op only last 15-20 mins and will be out the hospital in the same day

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 26, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #23

    We dont need Ireland!!
    THE END

    We need a winger Left or Right, and a Striker!! Even better, a goals scoring winger and a left back!!

    Thats all we need, we or stowed off with CMidf!!

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  • toonfan09

    Jan 26, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #24

    i think ireland would be used behind 1 striker when we play away frm home chances are gosling is gona be in and out all season and the fact is that we need barton for the wing so there is another down then tht leaves us with guthrie tiote and nolan one of them three gets injured were is the back up cuming from

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  • Whitecap

    Jan 26, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #25

    NUFC_Richyg01, I just think that someone who has seen less action for Villa than young Barry Bannan is not someone who is that great of quality. That he has been basically shown the door now by 2 clubs in a span of about 6 months, is also cause for concern.

    On top of that he looked like crap when Newcastle smacked him around 6-0 at the start of the season. He will be decent enough to take a seat on the bench though and look pretty until called upon when some gets injured or suspended.

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  • connor_nufc

    Jan 26, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #26

    Ireland is dung

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  • Sav

    Jan 26, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #27

    Ireland has bags of potential if Pards can turn his head around and as long as it doesn’t cost too much to find out he can’t.
    But after a week in Portugal the lads we have should get us by Fulham, by which time Carroll, Tiote and Gosling should be ready to come back and reinforce the squad anyway, with benny boy not far behind. So if we bought nobody by Monday, it should still be ok.
    Routledge embarrassed the hierarchy by grabbing the headlines with a good goal but we all know he wasn’t doing it for us in the Prem so even if it was a bit reckless to let our one right-winger go, we’ll still get by.

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  • Jamma

    Jan 26, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #28

    Onouah + van Aanholt + Taraabt + Krancjar + Hooper = Europe.

    Perch, Routledge, R Taylor, Campbell to make way.

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  • coolcatcarter89

    Jan 26, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #29

    The only player who would potentially illuminate St James’ (of the array of averageness we have been linked with) is Carlos Vela. Very talented, will bring more Latino grit and given we have 4 Spanish speaking players, I’m sure he’d love to come here over any other Prem clubs. Teams would be at sixes and sevens with him and AC spearheading our attack!

    All these desperate fans saying “Ireland was Man Citys’ player of the year a couple of years ago.” So what, Hugo Viana was once ‘World young player of the year’, my point being, it means nothing in the present. He’s a brat, with a stinking attitude. Would rather nurture Vukic in that position – what must he be thinking should another central midfielder be brought in?

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  • olymans

    Jan 26, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #30

    Piatti? Just because youve seen someone on Football Manager that doesnt make him a realistic transfer target. If that was the case i’d have loved it if we bought Saviola a few year back. Get real you nomarks

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  • niafron

    Jan 26, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #31

    Toonfan:

    This is nothing. Just he will probably need a couple of week more.

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 26, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #32

    Whitecap, Connor….. Careful!!!

    Your on the verge of upsetting the Pro Ireland brigade on here if you have an opinion on him!!

    But I totally agree with you both 100%

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 26, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #33

    Coolcarter, my point exactly mate!!
    They’ll start abusing you mind!!

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  • niafron

    Jan 26, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #34

    If you need a left Winger, you can maybe have Chelsea’s young player Kakuta on a loan?

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 26, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #35

    Naifron, Kakuta is away to Fulham on loan I believe matey.

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  • niafron

    Jan 26, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #36

    Well, this is official right now. I was a bit late…

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 26, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #37

    Jamma

    If only !!!!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 26, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #38

    Agree a young quick striker like Vela or similar is what we need. can’t see how ireland is an improvement really.

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  • Lyons

    Jan 26, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #39

    rich.nufc // Jan 26, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Rumours floating about that Danny Sturridge is in the Newcastle area, wouldn’t be a bad loan signing, can play on the wing or upfront!

    Where are these rumours Online or verbal?

    i would rather see vuckic get involved than ireland, ranger than ameobi.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jan 26, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #40

    Say what yee like about Ireland!!!
    I am not a big fan of his for all his lies on going home from the Irish camp.
    When he is fit,he is a blindin Midfielder.
    A box to box player,loads of energy and goal scoring capabilities.
    Great passing awareness also.
    Would be a good loan for us,full stop!
    Remember that Joey and Nolan didn`t do much when they joined us and TIOTE was pretty unknown to most of us-we all thought he might just be a team player and look how he turned out.

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