Newcastle have made a very good start in the transfer market this summer.
Alan Pardew – very busy in transfer market
It’s a long time since Newcastle brought in three very good players before the middle of June, which is essentially what Newcastle have done so far this summer.
And Newcastle are again ramping up their efforts this week with manager Alan Pardew said to be in a meeting with top club officials today (Ashley and Llambias?), and it seems both transfer targets Mevlut Erdinc and Blaise Matuidi will be on the agenda.
Newcastle have already picked off some low lying fruit, so to speak, in Demba Ba and Sylvain Marveaux, who were both acquired as free agents.
But Erdinc and Matuidi will take some money to bring to Newcastle, with the price set on Erdinc at a high £10M, and the price on Matuidi could even be more than that.
It seems that Newcastle have not officially bid for either player yet, and presumably what initial price to bid for each player could be be something to be settled on today – maybe.
The Evening Chronicle is saying that once again Alan Pardew wants to get some assurances that the club will not sell some of their top players and Fabricio Coloccini is one player Pardew does not want to lose this summer.
Best of luck on that one, since Mike Ashley has shown more than once he will sell almost any player if a club comes in and met Newcastle ‘s evaluation.
Pardew has lost out on both Andy Carroll and captain Kevin Nolan so far at Newcatsle – two players he wanted to keep but were sold.
And we’re a little fed up with the long running Jose Enrique sage, and it would be good if some resolution – some quick resolution – can be arrived at with Jose.
Our view is that if a player wants to leave, it’s best in the long run if they are allowed to leave.
And we can probably expect that Swansea’s Neil Taylor will become the 4th player to sign on at Newcastle this summer, although that deal has been delayed and the Evening Chronicle is reporting that Everton have registered an interest in the player.
At least Newcastle seem to be getting on with things in the transfer market, and of course there’s still a lot of work to do this summer.