The Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been interviewed by BBC Newcastle today, and he has said that he is absolutely 100% confident, the Carroll Cash will be reinvested into the Newcastle club.
Mike Ashley – will reinvest all of Carroll cash
Newcastle have £35M available from the Carroll transfer, and £30M of that is in cool cash, and there could be more money that Ashley would have made available if Carroll had not been sold and was still at the club.
This is what Pardew told BBC Newcastle today:
“Mike Ashley has made that commitment that the money will go back into the club,” “I’m sure 100% that he will and it’s my challenge to spend the money wisely.”
“I didn’t get chance to replace him really, we made a few calls and were getting responses that were comical in terms of figures coming back, so we couldn’t waste the money in terms of paying an over-inflated price for someone who wasn’t as good as Andy.”
“The most important thing from that deal was that we got over the line, because then we get the opportunity to spend the money to strengthen the team overall.”
“If you’re going to mold a team, then you have to have that assurance, and they gave me that assurance.” “In terms of the transfers, when I came in here, I said: ‘Look, you’ve obviously got a scouting system here, but the rubber stamp has to come from me.”
“If you’re going to mold a team, then you have to have that assurance, and they gave me that assurance.” “In terms of the scouting team I’ve got, I’ve got Graham Carr here who was the main instigator in Cheick Tiote arriving, and Ben Arfa, so I think I’ve got to take good advice from him.”
“We’ve been working together, in this last period of three or four weeks, so that we target and get the right sort of player.” “Unfortunately it’s going to seem slightly shallow until we get to the summer and we get one or two names in.”
“But then hopefully by the time we get to pre-season next year, we’ll all be excited looking forward to the new campaign.”
So Graham Carr was responsible for getting both Cheick Tiote and Ben Arfa to Newcastle – so Graham seems to be earning his money at Newcastle, that’s for sure.
With the news last week in the Newcastle Journal, that there are two potential deals almost signed, sealed and delivered, and that news being backed up in yesterday’s Sunday Sun, you have to believe Alan Pardew is fully involved with who is coming to the club.
He says exactly that in the above statement, so he must be aware of those two transfer deals that are almost complete, according to the two local newspapers.
There will still be some fans who just refuse to believe anything that Mike Ashley says, and that the money will not be reinvested, but that’s just not going to happen, and we’ll see some big investment in players this summer, we think.
Kevin Keegan suggested Alan Pardew would not see one penny of the Andy Carroll money, but that was an unwise statement for Kevin to make – at best – and it will be seen to be not true this summer.
But Kevin of course was done the dirty on by Mike Ashley early in the 2008-2009 season, so it’s easy to see where Kevin is coming from.
As we keep saying, this will happen, but only if Newcastle are safe in the Premier League, so the lads have to start getting those wins again – starting on Saturday against a very beatable Wolves side.
Newcastle are still not safe in the league – yet.