Newcastle Trying To Do Transfer Business Quickly And Quietly


Newcastle try to conduct their transfer business quietly and as quickly as possible.

Alan Pardew – Newcastle try to do their transfers quickly and quietly

So when it gets out in the open who they are after and bids are turned down, and other clubs become interested in the same player, that’s not good news for Newcastle.

That’s what seems to have happened with their bid to sign Adrian Mariappa of Watford.

The interest in the player was first reveled in the Sunday Sun three days ago, and it seems Newcastle have now made a couple of bids for the 25 year-old – £750K and £2M – and  that may be as high as Newcastle will go,  with Swansea City also said to be in for the player.

It’s thought by Newcastle that the 5’11” center-back is like Mike Williamson, and could make the step up to the Premier League, although he is being brought in only as cover for Coloccini and Williamson, at least initially.

Pardew spoke yesterday to the BBC from the Newcastle training base in Tenerife, Canary Islands:

“We’ve tried to be as honest as possible. Certainly my philosophy in terms of the media and fans is to get the message out there of what’s going on. I don’t like there to be surprises.”

“Unfortunately in the transfer market it’s very difficult because people then come in at the 11th hour. We’ve had big success in the transfer market just recently and other teams have noticed, it isn’t lost on them.”

“So when we come in for a player suddenly another club gets interested and the prices start going up … Suddenly we get into a bidding war. That’s something we try to avoid.”

Alan is responding to the news yesterday that Watford manager Sean Dyche is upset at what he has called an insulting first offer from Newcastle for Mariappa of   £750K, and it’s now being discussed openly in the press.

It’s a situation Newcastle obviously try to avoid, and quite honestly we’d now be surprised if Newcastle can now get this player into the club.

We have no real idea who else is on the list, but Newcastle need a center-back in before next Wednesday.

And the news is they will bring a top defender in during the summer, and that could be when we see either James Tomkins, Montpellier captain Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa or one of the other top targets that seem not to be available in January.

Six days to go to get the job done.

Comments welcome.



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21 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 25, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #1

    after yesterday i will not type FIRST

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 25, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #2

    😉

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  • YankToonFan

    Jan 25, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #3

    Give me a CB for now and Morrison for later and I am a happy man.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jan 25, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #4

    4th

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jan 25, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #5

    sorry indian

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 25, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #6

    BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    You are third,

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 25, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #7

    Sorry, For what

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jan 25, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #8

    for makin u do another 2 posts about ur first post so in theory youve now done 4 posts without actually writing anything ha ha

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jan 25, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #9

    “I don’t like there to be surprises.” 😐

    We won’t sign a striker…. Suprise!

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  • krijo

    Jan 25, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #10

    hehehe nice one Boom Boom 🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 25, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #11

    He better sign a CB or its back to the slammer for Ashley.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 25, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #12

    Why stopat 4 then

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  • wingspan

    Jan 25, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #13

    Tomkins isnt an option anymore either. Hes just extended his contract.

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  • BOOM BOOM THE 1ST

    Jan 25, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #14

    you didnt thats 5 now ha.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jan 25, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #15

    I would rather we brought in a top defender know rather then later; its now we need him. Staylor is out for the rest of the season – he will be back in the summer so whats the point of bringing one in there?
    Anpother valid point for bringing one in now is it would put pressure on bother Collo and Willo to perform.. Maybe even put pressure on the ongoing contract negociations with Collo 😉

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  • Football Generation

    Jan 25, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #16

    I don’t understand why we aren’t trying to sign a top class centre half from the Prem or from another top league.

    The Cisse money is said to be from the Summer budget, meaning we still have all of our Jan budget, which is said to be around £8m.

    Sign a very good partner for Colo and I am sure than can only help in convincing him to sign his new contract.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jan 25, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #17

    Damn it is difficult to write on a smartphone 🙂 hehe

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 25, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #18

    The de jong business is a case in point – twente say us and scousers intereted but no offers yet – last minute pitch ebay stylee? I also think mariappa deal killed by watford director – I am certain MA does not like being ragged in public like that . (Damn phone!)

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  • ToonHeart

    Jan 25, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #19

    It’s just getting so close.. I hope he do get someone in :S

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  • John

    Jan 25, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #20

    hes 5 11 and 26 hes not going to play alot of games wheres the point 18 months down the line hell be 28 pushing 30 we need 21/22 year olds to develop over time I wudnt be surpised if its someone we havent even heard of wer really after, on another note watched the the mali game yestherday Maigia looked a good little player he was played out in LM looked very tidey, and pacey, who knows the failed medical cud have been a smoke screen to get a 3/4 transfer deal going in the summer.

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  • numba9

    Jan 25, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #21

    GET MBIWA HE MUST BE PRIORITY ALONG WITH RIDGEWELL.

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