It seems that Alan Pardew is worried he may lose some of his top players this summer.
Yohan Cabaye – top player at Newcastle
And Alan is only being realistic when he says that if some top clubs like Real Madrid come in for some of Newcastle’s best players, there’s not much he can do about that, and it would be like what happened at Arsenal last summer.
Arsenal were helpless to stop Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas from leaving the London club and signing for Manchester City and Barcelona respectively last summer, because the players got much better wage deals at those clubs.
This is what Alan told BBC Newcastle:
“It’s impossible to restrict Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester City from coming in for one of our players.” “We have players who are not on the salaries these top clubs can offer.”
“Forget about Everton and Aston Villa, we have put ourselves in a similar position to Arsenal,” “The one security I have is that owner Mike Ashley is a difficult seller. He is not going to let someone go for £7M, he is going to want top, top money.”
“But if Yohan Cabaye gets a call from Manchester United and they tell him he is going to be the next Paul Scholes I am not going to be able to stop him.”
“It is going to cost Manchester United a shedload of money, but until we have Champions League football, and we might have that by this weekend, we can not compete with that.”
This is not the first time Alan Pardew has talked about possibly losing some of his player in the summer, and we have to wonder if some big clubs have already come in for some of our players?
We’ll know soon enough, but if some top players do leave, there will other ones that will be drafted in, and Newcastle will also need a bigger squad next season, because of the extra games being played in Europe.