It’s something that starting to concern us just a little, when we are linked with ordinary players like Carlton Cole.
The top two running the Newcastle team
And that is who exactly will Alan Pardew and the scouting and coaching staff go after in the summer, and by early September what will the squad look like at the Newcastle club?
We have to hope it will still contain Jose Enrique and Cheick Tiote, but then we’d like to see at least four new top players in the squad.
Newcastle will now be out in full force on the scouting front, and then Alan Pardew will have to build his list of the players he wants the club to bring in over the summer.
And then it’s the job of Derek Llambias, and other in the Newcastle hierarchy to do just that.
We have no idea what the real list of players Newcastle are after but it seems that Alan wants to do a thorough job right now, before he starts to go after players in the summer.
Alan told the Sunday Sun today:
“You can trust me to rebuild this club”. “We have a big responsibility this summer, but I have really good confidence in my transfer record,”
“This summer is going to be very, very important for this club – and it will be important for me, Graham Carr, John Carver, Peter Beardsley and the rest of the staff as well.”
“It is so important that we bring in players that are the right fit for Newcastle United because we want to go on and have a better season next year and aim even higher.”
“I’m confident that we can do that because my transfer record has been strong.” “Look at my time at West Ham and the players I bought in – I like to think I did well on that side at Crystal Palace and Reading too.”
We hope the £35M fee we got for Andy will be used in transfer fees and wages for new players, so maybe we can see around £20M spent on transfer fees, and we also expect some free agents to be brought into Newcastle in the summer too.
Free agents like Seb Larsson and Johan Elmander would be good acquisitions for Newcastle, and we are said to be interested in players like Connor Whickham, Gervinho, Stephen Ireland and Niko Krancjar, but whether we can attract these players to Tyneside, is still an open question.
And one last word to Alan Pardew – please don’t bring in Carlton Cole – please! 😀