Alan Pardew has given an interview with Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show this morning, and he talked in detail about this summer’s transfer market, and he says some interesting things.
Alan Pardew – transfer business at Newcastle already in full swing
Alan says he wants to bring in four or five players and that the transfer business started at Newcastle just as soon as he arrived last December, and he has a big compliment for head scout Graham Carr, who of course was responsible for bringing in Cheick Tiote to Tyneside last summer.
There’s some hints that graham has other potential stars lined up too.
This is what Alan said this morning:
“This summer is a big summer for us.” “Everybody is going to looking at who we bring in and what types of player.” “I’d like to think my record in the transfer market is pretty good and that we can get the right type of players for what is a fantastic club.”
“Mike Ashley hasn’t told me how much I’ve got to spend, he made it clear when Andy [Carroll] went that that money will be reinvested in the squad and I have no doubt that it will be.” “I have no doubt about getting some money; transfers are very, very complicated though.”
“We started the process as soon as I arrived and there’s some great scouting at this club. Graham Carr, who brought in Cheick Tiote has got some fantastic eyes.” “Our process has started already for next season and we want to get them here as quick as we can because we’re going to bring in four or five players and we need to bed them in as quickly as possible”
“Sometimes there’s five or six clubs involved and with the agent’s manoeuvres, they want to get the best possible deal. Sometimes it takes four or five months to get someone.” “Our process has started already for next season and we want to get them here as quick as we can because we’re going to bring in four or five players and we need to bed them in as quickly as possible.”
“The loss of Andy Carroll was a blow, in terms of time that I’ve been here. Outside of that, the reaction of players and performances have been top draw, you can only manage with the agenda that you’ve been given.”
“It is a tight financial situation here, they’ve had some previous years where it hasn’t gone very well, especially on that side where signings have come and gone for huge money, so it’s natural for the owner to be a bit cautious.”
“From my side, it’s about getting that enthusiasm back into the owner; outside of those financial restraints my staff have done a great job.” “We only got promoted last year, if we win tomorrow and results go our way we could end up in sixth on Sunday night; it would be a great weekend for us!”
That’s a good interview this morning, and certainly it seems clear where Alan Pardew wants to take the Newcastle side – upward and onward – and we have to say he seems to have done most things right since he arrived at the club.
Alan is proving a lot of us wrong with his performance so far as the Newcastle manager, but that’s perfectly okay because the club is doing a lot better, and that’s the only thing that really matters.
Howay The Lads!!