Alan Pardew has come out today and said that three transfer deals are being worked on by the Magpies at the moment, and we could take a decent guess at who those three players are.
Mathieu Debuchy – one of three transfers Newcastle are working
Two are long term targets, Mathieu Debuchy of Lille and Douglas of FC Twente, with the news today that London clubs are also interested in the 24 year-old Brazilian center-back Douglas.
The London clubs are hardly on the same level as Newcastle United (come on), but if the Brazilian wants to live in London, we suppose there could be an attraction there.
But Newcastle also offer European football this season , and of those three clubs interested, we would expect that Douglas wants to join Newcastle – and that’s a completely unbiased opinion.
The other player Newcastle are interested in is obviously former Newcastle youngster Andy Carroll, and we’ll have to see how that situation develops.
But Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias have shown in the past to be master negotiators on transfers, so we ‘ll just have to be patient and wait and see.
We’ve seen the comments on the blog of perhaps Newcastle having to take a step back to accommodate Andy, and that Newcastle will start to play high balls into the middle again.
But the way we look at it is that it gives Alan Pardew another option up front, and a different option from Cisse and Ba, and that’s why we think manager Pardew is so keen the bring Andy back home.
This is what Alan Pardew told The Evening Chronicle today:
“Any big player or good player that comes to the table, we need to be involved in it.” “We need to know what is going on.” “What is the price? Can we do it, can we afford it? If we can’t we go somewhere else.”
““We want the best quality players and at the moment we have three possible transfers actively being pursued in terms of bids and trying to get a deal where the other club gets what they want and we get what we want.”
If Newcastle can pull off those three deals, we’ll be in great shape, and maybe the only new player we need to bring into the squad would be Vurnon Anita from Ajax, who seems just dying to join Newcastle.
Of course a £4M bid for Moussa Sissoko, who seems to be available from Toulouse, as we reported earlier today, wouldn’t be a bad initial move either.
He’s a very good player, who only today has become available and come to the table, so Newcastle need to now understand what’s going on, to use Alan’s words above .
What do you think?