News in the Sunday Sun today that Newcastle are about to sign an International midfielder to their squad this coming week.
Alan Pardew – first deal almost done
It seems that the decision was taken at a 5 hour meeting held on Thursday in Newcastle with Ashley, Pardew, Llambias and Lee Charnley, the Newcastle Secretary, all in attendance.
Apparently the club are close to getting their first deal done, and are also hopeful of signing another player within two weeks.
This is what Pardew told the local Sunday newspaper today:
“I think we’re close on one player which we would like to get over the line,”
“And I can say that because he’s an international player – not someone who belongs to one of the bottom four battling relegation.”
“There are two or three others we’re monitoring and we know what the figures are to get them over the line.”
The Sunday Sun is reporting the International player is primarily a central midfielder, and is based in Europe, and that the fee has already been agreed with his club.
So the question is who do you think this player is?
We’re pretty sure the second player is former winger Charles N’Zogbia, because Newcastle are already negotiating his transfer back to Newcastle with Wigan Athletic, and Charles is said to be very keen to come back to Tyneside.
The very fact that Charles wants to come back to Newcastle, has removed our doubts about the player, and as soon as he arrives Kevin Nolan and company will let him know what’s expected of him.
But the 24 year-old seems to have matured at Wigan, and of course he’s playing just great.