Newcastle have hardly been good in the past at bringing in top players to Newcastle.
Gervinho – will only join Champions League club
That’s not to say Newcastle have not been willing to pay the top price for players, it’s just that Newcastle paid out top dollar for ordinary players far too many times in the past.
Alan Pardew has talked today about the upcoming transfer market. and while he says Newcastle are after players of the quality of former top players like Beardsley, Gascoigne and Waddle, Newcastle are also competing with Champions League clubs for that class of player.
Alan knows that Newcatsle fans want to see more signings like Hatem Ben Arfa, who has loads of class and can produce some magic in a game, when it’s required.
This is what the Newcatsle manager said today:
“Next year the most important thing is that we improve.” “The period that I’ve been here has been fantastic with the size of our squad we’ve had.”“We need some offensive players.”
“One or two players that Newcastle have always had, gets bums out of seat players, that little moment that lifts you.” “We’re competing with Champions League clubs to get those sorts of players”
“Players like Beardsley, Gascoigne and Waddle but they’re expensive and difficult to purchase.” “We’re competing with Champions League clubs to get those sorts of players.”
“Hopefully we can get one or two of those in and keep the basis of the squad we’ve got here who have been brilliant.” “Securing the good players we’ve got here isn’t easy either, we need a squad big enough to attack one of the cups.”
“This year though we didn’t have a squad big enough, in the modern game you must have 20-22 quality players.”
Newcastle’s squad this year has been down to the bare bones, and it’s been good news and bad news.
The bad news is that we are down to the bare bones and have a lot of class players out injured, but the good news is that the youngsters and fringe players have come in and done more than a decent job, as we witnessed, as just one example, at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Alan Pardew certainly seems to have a good vision for where he wants to take Newcastle, but it seems that top transfer targets like Gervinho and Kevin Gameiro will only join Championship League clubs, because that’s who they want to join.
It’s a disadvantage that Newcastle are not in the top six in the Premier League, but with a win on Sunday the side could certainly finish in the top half of the table, and that will certainly help with the recruitment this summer.
We’ll just have to wait and see what type of player Newcastle can recruit, in what is looking to be one of the most important transfer windows at Newcastle for quite a few years.