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.