Pardew Targeting Two Top Class Stellar Buys

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.

Comments welcome.

31 comments so far

  • Zangwill_Ho

    May 19, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #1

    Good news

  • GeordieToon89

    May 19, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #2

    i still believe gervinho would join if he has the chance but whos to say wher even interested? he said positive things about us before and hes mates with tiote so tht would only help

  • G

    May 19, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #3

    I put on an earlier thread that Javier Saviola is avalable for nowt. 29 years old like, but a quality striker. No prem experience, but I just remember him as the bloke who seems to be able to score from anywhere on the pitch. Could be worth a punt.

  • GeordieToon89

    May 19, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #4,19528,11661_6939864,00.html

    anyone else think we should try our luck? 21 goals this season hes a winger very quick and in our age range?

  • GeordieToon89

    May 19, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #5

    we wanted saviola before he went to benfica a few years back but we didnt do it for one reason or another.. small quick and good finisher ad take him on a free

  • G

    May 19, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #6

    Dzsudzsak is a very good player, but he will be very expensive I fear. Very rare that PSV let a player go for a small fee. Given his contract has over 3 years to run, I suspect he will be out of our price range.

  • nede

    May 19, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #7

    Dzsudzsák is cost about 15million € and he 90% to leave the PSV

  • John Hoy

    May 19, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #8

    “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.”

    Wow Ed. Another devastating insight.

  • nede

    May 19, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #9

    But I think the Villarreal take him

  • The Entertainers

    May 19, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #10

    British teams dont seem to produce the Gazzas, Beardsleys or Waddles anymore, such a shame!
    2 of my all time heros mentioned there and wish we could unearth the new Gazza and Beardsely!

    However i agree with Pards that we only need two quality signings, i disagree with these lists fans are making, their practically new teams!

    Realistically we can stick with our defence, hoping that Jose stays. Simpson and even Perch would get another season out of me. There always Raylor and Tavernier if things went horribly wrong at RB.

    Midfield is full of honest 110% grafters and i love it! However we need a ceative midfielder / winger (Zog) and a top man up top ( Osvaldo)

    And agree we could do with a couple of younger players for the squad a CD and possibley another striker.

    Wouldnt like to see too many leave, Routledge has all but gone and Campbell will leave, apart from Xsico the rest can stay for me and we dont have to break the bank for that either!

  • Scottiedog

    May 19, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #11

    Need to let Collo & Gutierez have a chat with Saviola!!!!

  • rozehnal

    May 19, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #12

    Do you guys think we could get juan mata from Valencia ??

  • GeordieRob

    May 19, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #13

    In a word Rozehnal… No.

  • Dyer8

    May 19, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #14

    Eljero Elia

    How about this guy?

  • rozehnal

    May 19, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #15


  • GeordieToon89

    May 19, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #16

    i agree we need 2 poss 3 quality players but we also need 2 or 3 more squad players more if people are leaving as we already have the 2nd smallest squad in the league we need atleast 2 for each position.. Quality should be 2 wingers and a Striker or 1 Winger and 2 Strikers.. then sign some good but cheap players such as Larsson whos on a free.. we can just sign 2 or 3 players and let 2 or 3 go then say wer guna challenge for a cup cos we’l just be exactly the same as this season not enough players to compete

  • GeordieToon89

    May 19, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #17

    we *cant* just sign***

    i said can was meant to be cant

  • rozehnal

    May 19, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #18

    Elia is a good player but a long shot, if Blackburn go down pedersen would b a good signing

  • NorseToonBrann

    May 19, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #19

    i’m norwegian, please dont mention gamst pedersen as a possible target.. that would make all my friends(LFC & manu) mock me…

  • MacToon

    May 19, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #20

    “Players like Beardsley, Gascoigne and Waddle but they’re expensive and difficult to purchase.”

    How much you think for all 3? Would love to see them back at the toon 😉

  • sweendog

    May 19, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #21

    2 stellar buys .. we need 3 .. 2 strikers and a winger .. nevermind DM, and LB,RB,CB (cover)

  • boonarmy

    May 19, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #22

    psv have alot of money trouble to be fair and im sure graham carr has watched dzudszack afew times. this summer we should spend 50 million bringing top quality in before the fair play rules start next year


  • GeordieToon89

    May 19, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #23

    a think id rather go for sturridge than gameiro just because he has prem experience if we could get both then tht would be amazing..

  • toonoholic

    May 19, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #24

    odemwinge anyone ?

  • breadman

    May 19, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #25

    its funny how many players said they wanna play champions league football but join club that dont. take a look at liverpool for example, spent so much..cant even get a europa spot. its amazing how such clubs can still stay afloat when spend so much with little to show for. i bet andy carroll would be thinkin if he shld have join spurs instead.

    nevertheless, players are dying to go there.

  • Brutooon

    May 19, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #26

    Forget Gervinho, Mata, Saviola, Odemwinge

    We might end up signing C.Cole, Elmander, Bendtner and maybe TONY AMEOBI!

  • solano

    May 19, 2011 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #27

    Geordietoon89….yes, we did indeed talk to Saviola when KK was in his second spell as manager, but the powers that be offered him less than 20k per week, so he signed for Benfica!! Think his time has passed now and he will be well aware of the tightarse regime that is incumbent….

  • solano

    May 19, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #28

    or was that Aimar?….anyway, more likely to be names closer to home or unknowns based in northern Europe…..


    May 19, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #29

    I still think we should try and get Theo Jansen from F.C.Twente! Only problem is that Ajax,Amsterdam are also interested!

  • jnalexander10

    May 19, 2011 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #30

    Most of our business will be from the french leagues I think…

  • sir_norman

    May 20, 2011 at 3:19 AM

    Comment #31

    we shouldnt only focusing in the french league only (since most of the players linked to us is from the french league). Quality players are everywhere and since that most of our targets are in high demand amongst the champions league sides, then we should now focus on other continents. Scandinavian and East Asian is a good market for quality and affordable players, and so did in the russian and belgian leagues. People tend to overlook this potential goldmine of quality players. Anyway,got this strange feelings that tells me we should keep our expectations low about the players that we will brought in the next transfer market.


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