Newcastle have already had a number off offers for their summer tour.
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Alan Pardew had said that the club has already had offers from America, the Far East and Europe, but that it hasn’t yet been decided where the lads will tour this summer.
In the many interviews he has given since the unveiling of Newcastle excellent financial results yesterday, Newcastle’s Managing Director Derek LLambias has verified the club still have to decide on the location, and of course he is the man who will make the decision.
This is what Derek said about the summer tour:
“We’re overseas again in the summer. We can’t say where yet.” “It will be a different type of experience this time.”
“We want to get our brand out there and we want to grow our international brand over the next four or five years.”
“It’s difficult but it helps when you are in a good position in the league.” “If we maintain that it makes everybody’s job easier and maybe one day will get the value for the shirt.”
We would think the best place would be somewhere in Asia, as far as getting the Newcastle United brand recognized around the world, which is one aim of these tours, and China is a huge growing market for football.
We should know in a few weeks what Newcastle have decided, but it appears they will be having tours every summer to different locations around the world, as they attempt to make Newcastle United a world-wide brand.
And on Ryan Taylor signing his new contract – the third player since Saturday to sign on at Newcastle – manager Alan Pardew had this to say today:
“I think we have shown we are a good side and next year we want to build on that, so it is important to secure the players we think are going to take us forward next year and that’s what we have done.”
“Ryan has had a year, really, where he has surprised everybody, not least me, so he deserves that new contract and it will be nice to have him in the group next year.”
“Full-back, midfield, centre, right, you can play him anywhere he will give you a sound performance and he’s a great person too.”
Ryan Taylor has been a huge surprise on the positive side this season, and he thoroughly deserves the two year extension to his current deal, which will keep him at the club until the end of June, 2015, and he will have been on Tyneside for six and a half years.
And we would hope that Danny Simpson, Danny Guthrie and Demba Ba would be the next in line to sign new contracts at the club, and the sooner the better as far as we are concerned.
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