The Newcastle Journal are reporting that the story about Aly Cissokho coming to Newcastle is simply untrue.
Eden Hazard – not coming to Newcastle
We had wondered why Newcastle would consider paying out £7.5M for a left-back when our major target has to be a center-back in January, and apparently Pardew has around £8M available.
When Cissokho had told L’Equipe yesterday that the two clubs were in negotiations, and that Lyon had said Newcastle had already bid for the player, we even though the story could be true.
So you can see how difficult it is to sort the out the truth in these transfer windows, when even players and clubs are not playing the straight bat.
And it’s hardly surprising that Alan Pardew has urged Newcastle fans not to get carried away with recent transfer talk involving Lille’s Eden Hazard.
The attacking midfielder has only just turned 21 this month, but the transfer free it would take to get him from Lille is something Newcastle would simply not pay – not for one player.
Trophy transfers are a thing of the past at Newcastle, as long as Mike Ashley is the owner.
There was speculation in Newcastle because the Belgian international was supposed to be arriving on Tyneside, but it was to watch his former team-mate Yohan Cabaye.
But Eden couldn’t make it because he had to play in France on Sunday, but anyway that seems to have been the cause of the speculation, even though it seems pretty thin, because he would have known he had a game on Sunday.
But it caused Alan Pardew to say this about that rumor:
“It’s unfair on our fans – they’ll be looking up Hazard and people like that,”
“The guy’s worth about £36M – he ain’t coming here. I’d love him to come here. If he was at the training ground, I’d rather have been there than at the game!”
“He wasn’t, and unfortunately I don’t think he will be.”
We don’t expect Newcastle to pay much more than around £7M for any player these days.
But don’t think that means we cannot end up with some world class players in the side, because of the way Newcastle are doing their transfer business these days.
Youth development is a big one and any one of our young players could turn out to be a top player of the future.
And we already have tip top players like Tiote, Krul, Cabaye and Ba at the club and how much would they be worth in the transfer market these days?
Newcastle paid out £8M for the four of them, so while the club will not pay out the big bucks for players, the club’s savvy strategy should ensure we continue to have some great players playing in the black and white stripes of Newcastle United.
Howay The Lads!!