Newcastle will continue full bore in the transfer market, once they return from America.
Erdinc – number one striker target
Pardew is in pursuit of a striker and if we are to believe the news this morning, Erdinc remains the number one choice, but Newcastle could move for Jermain Defoe, if they fail to get the PSG striker.
But we cannot see Mike Ashley paying £10M for a 29 year-old, or put it this way, it will be a huge surprise if that happens.
A source close to the transfer business told the Newcastle press today:
“There are other priorities at the moment.” “The manager is focusing on getting in the striker he needs.”
“And the fact that a left-back is needed in the event of Jose Enrique leaving is also not lost on anybody here.”
“It is very much a case of judging Newcastle’s business when the window is closed.”
It looks like Newcastle will bring in an older experienced left back in place of Jose Enrique, and candidates include Bridge, Warnock and Shorey.
It would be good if Newcastle do that soon too, so if Liverpool or some other club comes in for Jose on August 31st, which is likely, the club will already be covered.
With the promising displays of young defenders Tavernier and Dummett last night, Newcastle have some good talent coming through the ranks, as seems usual these days.
And news that Newcastle were offered former players Bassong and Beye at the beginning of the summer, but there will be no way back for two players who headed for the door when Newcastle were on their last legs, following relegation, two years ago.
There were some heroes that came through then, like Smith, Barton, Nolan, Enrique, Harper and Coloccini, but Beye and Bassong were not two of them.
It’s onward and upward for Newcastle from now on – well that’s what we are hoping for.
Howay The Lads!!