Newcastle Plan To Bring In Top Players To Move Club Forward


Alan Pardew is very good at a skill that every top executive must have.

Alan Pardew – we have plans to bring in good players

They cannot leak anything that they know  regarding the company, like a takeover bid or something like that, but have to keep as silent as the grave.

If you go around giving those secrets away – you will not remain a top executive for very long.

And in football,  that’s very important in the transfer market,  and Alan Pardew has proved to be an an expert at that, and not giving anything away at all.

He knew Newcastle were going after Papiss Cisse in early January, yet it would have been hard to know that, by the way he handled himself in the press conferences he held before the games.

And Alan is upbeat about this summer’s transfer market,  and we have to wonder if Newcastle have already tied up a few deals for players already. We certainly hope so.

It seems that Mike Ashley wants the club to be ahead of the game in the transfer market, and we’ve had significant success in the last couple of  transfer windows.

Newcastle are already speaking to both clubs and agents in preparation for bringing in players in the summer just as early as possible, to allow them to settle down before the season starts.

And Mike Ashley has already given funds for the summer transfer window so Alan Pardew and Derek LLambias know exactly where they stand.

This is what Alan told the local press today:

“I think we have enough players to excite the fans.” “I think it is important now that we bring in the players that are going to take us forward. We have plans to do that.”

“There are one or two players that we are actively looking into and finding prices for.” “We are making sure we don’t miss another Demba Ba or a Yohan Cabaye.”

As we said earlier,  it wouldn’t surprise us if Newcastle already have some deals tied up, and one of them is said to be for  Stade de Reims’ Romain Amalfitano, a 22 year-old central attacking midfielder, that we will acquire on a three year deal and a free transfer.

22 year-old Romain Amalfitano

He is the younger brother of 27 year-old Morgan Amalfitano, who joined Marseilles last summer from Lorient, and received his first cap for France earlier this year.

Newcastle could have  already tied up a number of new development players,  because we are likely to see quite a number of those coming through the door,  with the Development squad losing as many as 12 players this summer.

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18 comments so far

  • geoff777

    Mar 24, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #1

    Strange that the deal with Romain Amalfitano was only mentioned at the bottom of an article in the Independent.

    Also a bit weird that he’s signing a three-year deal.
    We usually sign players to five-year deals.

    I hope it is true, picking up these out-of-contract players is very sensible.

    HWTL

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 24, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #2

    It is everybodies duty to remind other posters not to respond to bill and ted when posting first,and I expect every man to do his duty.

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  • Tommyy

    Mar 24, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #3

    If we have the players to excite Alan, why aren’t they exciting us? I haven’t been excited by anyone bar Cisse and HBA since Christmas.
    As was said on an earlier thread, if Tiote doesn’t pass his fitness test I can’t see us getting anything from West Brom. Players probably match up man to man, us arguably having the better on paper. However they play a lot better football and counter attack with far more precision.
    They are inconsistent though, let’s pray they have another off day.

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  • pbNcl

    Mar 24, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #4

    Agree with #2

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  • Tommyy

    Mar 24, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #5

    If next season, we continue to play the same poor football. What do we think the general view on Pardew will be? I can see us signing a couple more good technical players to replace Willo, Simmo etc. so we really won’t have an excuse.
    The same old ‘we weren’t at our best’ line won’t sit with me for as long as it had this season, that’s for sure.

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  • Toonboy_84

    Mar 24, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #6

    Bill and Ted who? 😉

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  • Crawfordladd17

    Mar 24, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #7

    All we need is, a back up Keeper, a Centre Back, a Full Back, Winger(preferly right) and a striker

    Which I would buy would be
    Henderson £500k, Pieters £5m, Douglas Free, Hoilett Free and Sigbursson £5m. Only £10.5m spend

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  • GeordieToon89

    Mar 24, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #8

    Ad like to think weve gota couple of defenders lined up and a think by ba and cabaye a think he means star players at bargain prices so a would hope we get the likes of Douglas/Pieters/Amalfitiano/Hoilett/Rhodes/Van Dijk and maybe Corgnet

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  • GeordieToon89

    Mar 24, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #9

    Sigurdsson is CAM not a striker, hes a quicker and more up to date version of Kevin Nolan, where he gets into the right positions all the time but hes a much better long range striker of the ball

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  • Ben3arfa

    Mar 24, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #10

    I think if the club dont tie down Guthrie we will bring in Danny Drinkwater from barnsley , which is solid midfield cover i suppose..

    Douglas and Pieters would give the defence a fearsome look for sure ..

    Amalfitano looks like our winger target so we wont be going after Hoilett, and the club may target a striker if Leon Best moves on in the summer

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  • mickg108

    Mar 24, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #11

    I ferkin hate the Rumour Mill,,,prefer the Cisse has signed approach,,although posting outrageous Rumours on Sky Sports Transfer Centre,,Your Rumour, is hilarious..

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  • StuW

    Mar 24, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #12

    Three year deal to see his progression. He is still very much untested at the highest level, so they can make a good assessment of him over three years.

    I think deals are all but done, but most likely won’t hear a thing until June/July.

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  • Sazzer

    Mar 24, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #13

    Few player not mentioned often but should be on the radar:
    Javier Ignacio Aquino Carmona
    Adam Maher
    Dries Mertens
    Patrick Herrmann
    Pablo Armero
    Christan Eriksen
    ——
    And Leyton Baines (probably bit expensive) would be great provider for the Dembas.

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  • juanpeterbeardsley

    Mar 24, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #14

    @7 dont think we need a striker unless Ba is leaving? A pacy centre half is a must and left back.I guess if Llambias is intent on selling Mr T then sadly we need a defensive midfielder.Although Marveux will hopefully be fit Obertan has dissapointed so a winger to feed Cisse will come in .

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  • geordiejamie89

    Mar 24, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #15

    I’d love to see Corgnet come in and Romain Amalfitano. Also a couple of the CBs and LBs we’ve been linked with look quite good. The only area we havn’t had too much linked with us is a right winger and two strikers, which I think would be a good, complete and strong squad. Add a Berbatov or a great squad striker and we’d be in for a great season next year. It all depends on whether Newcastle are hoping to get everything free, or willing to play for a couple of the players to add class instead of numbers.

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  • bills-son

    Mar 24, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #16

    Giving Pardew stick is a joke.

    Only 4 players were regular first teamers last season – Colo, Simmo, Tiote and Guti – that means he’s had to fit 7 new regulars into the team. A bloody hard job for ANY manager. No wonder we’ve looked a bit disjointed at times.

    And yet .. he’s kept us in the top 6 all season!

    Magnificent achivement.

    Absolutely fkn MAGNIFICENT.

    Any fan who criticises Pardew wants to give themselves a fkn good shake.

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  • toonzen

    Mar 24, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #17

    good luck to the lads tomorrow! i am sure they’ll get the job done a win will take us same point as chelsea woo hoo! on side note i hope we are considering Royston Drenthe, Leon Britton! and did u guys see crouch’s goal

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  • Dyer8

    Mar 25, 2012 at 2:01 AM

    Comment #18

    In :
    Marvin Martin (Sochaux), CM
    Douglas (Twente), CB
    Junior Hoilett (B’Burn), WG
    Aly Cissokho (Lyon), LB

    4-3-3
    —————–Krul
    Santon–Saylor–Collo–Cissokho
    —————-Tiote
    ———-Cabaye–Martin
    HBA—————————Ba
    —————Cisse

    4-4-2
    —————-Krul
    Santon–Saylor–Collo–Cissokho
    HBA–Cabaye–Tiote–Jonas
    ———–Cisse–Ba

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