Pardew – Bigirimana Will Threaten First Teamers At Newcastle

Gael Bigirimana signed on at Newcastle for five years yesterday, and Alan Pardew has talked about the 18 year-old who Newcastle tracked all last season, and we beat some big clubs to bring the youngster to Newcastle.

Gael Bigirimana – at the Benton training grounds yesterday
But Newcastle are showing they have one of the best scouting networks in the Premier League at the moment, and seem to do a really thorough job of tracking down first team targets, as well as those for the Development squad, which Gael will initially be part of.

But he may not be part of the Development squad for too long, as the Newcastle manager thinks he will be threatening first team players’ positions quite soon.

This is what Alan Pardew told the Shields Gazette today:

“He’s a young player, but he’s already had experience in the Coventry first team,” “Gael coming to us is a big step up in class, but he’s got that potential. He’s got great energy, and great technical ability.”

“And sometimes I’d rather take a player who has the potential and the experience than somebody who has no experience at all.” “This is a guy who is armed to threaten the players we have in our first team at the moment.”

“As we have shown before, it doesn’t affect us where players come from.” “We might sign a player from Barnet or Manchester United – as long as they are the right type of player.”

Bigirimana becomes the club’s second summer signing, and will cost anywhere between £500K to £1M, and follows Romain Amalfitano to Tyneside.

But we think if  Gael’s  a success then Coventry City will get the full £1M, and it certainly will have been a good deal for Newcastle, with Coventry fans not too happy that he went for so low a fee.

And it seems the next Development player through the door will be Melbourne Heart center-back Curtis Good, but he’s currently on tour with his club and is expected to sign in about 8 days time – that’s according to the Evening Chronicle.

It shows that Newcastle will look anywhere for the right player, as Alan says in his statement.

Curtis would also be a good signing for Newcastle (couldn’t resist that one), with the fee being reported as low as £450K.

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14 comments so far

  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jul 7, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #1

    from your moth do Gods ears

  • nufc786

    Jul 7, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #2


  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jul 7, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #3

    mouth , to sorry ….

  • cupiddstunt

    Jul 7, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #4

    I really hope the lad does threaten for first team play but as a reflection of his ability and not that we are short in some dept.

  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 7, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #5

    Federer to beat murray
    Australia to beat England
    hamilton button and di resta to retire

    LOL 😆

    Its a joke, laugh

  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jul 7, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #6

    Notice Pardew says “than someone who has no experience at all” What about that makes me think he’s referring to Luuk De Jong?

  • toonincheek

    Jul 7, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #7

    Hope Good turns into Great.

  • cupiddstunt

    Jul 7, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #8

    Magpies-till-d3ath @ # 6

    Sorry but not seeing what you are seeing,

    I take it your bedroom is lined with aluminium foil? 😉 🙂

  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jul 7, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #9

    Cupiddstunt- if your looking hit…….. carry on being stupid.

  • toonincheek

    Jul 7, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #10

    Beattie –
    Can’t see anything wrong or stupid about your post.
    Don’t know what Magpies is on about.

  • cupiddstunt

    Jul 7, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #11

    Magpies-till-d3ath @ # 9

    Sorry you have lost me there ,,,

    If I am looking hit what?????


    Jul 7, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #12

    Does anyone think PSV would sell that Jetro Willems better potential than pieters and aly cissokko and surely cheaper??
    Also does anyone know much about Jamaal Lascelles of nottingham Forest, seems to be a strong young english center back??

  • sks_toon

    Jul 7, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #13

    Im glad Pardew said that because I read somewhere we were going to send him back to Coventry this year. I really dont know what to believe anymore!

  • 89Norcal

    Jul 7, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #14

    @ENGLISH PLAYERS.. PSV definitely have enough depth there to consider. He’s just signed a new 5 year deal a few months ago, though.


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