Alan Pardew has talked today about how Newcastle’s major targets, Mathieu Debuchy, Vurnon Anita and Andy Carroll are all keen to come to Newcastle this summer, if only the club can get agreement on the transfer price with their clubs.
Carver and Pardew explaining stuff to Davide Santon
The Debuchy deal seems deadlocked, but the local papers are reporting that Lille have reneged on a deal agreed last week, that they would accept £6M plus add-ons for the French International right back.
The Vurnon Anita deal could show some progress soon, with Newcastle reported ready to put in a new bid for the Dutch International, and we have no idea what’s happening with the Andy Carroll potential deal.
Although the latest news is that West Ham have offered the lad an eight year deal at £90K/week, and we keep wondering where West Ham are getting that kind of money from, and it seems that English clubs are continuing to spend money they just don’t have.
We think that clubs will continue to take a dive into bankruptcy, like Glasgow Rangers have recently done – and it’s completely decimated the famous club that has won the Scottish League title 54 times, more than any other club.
And Ranger’s demise will have negative connotations on Scottish football, with the TV right to their games becoming much less attractive, with no Rangers-Celtic league games for at least three years and probably even longer than that.
Back on Newcastle’s transfers, and Alan Pardew has pointed out one positive aspect of this transfer window is that our targets want to come to Newcastle:
“One thing I do know is that we’re getting the right noises from the players.” “As has been reported, the players want to come.” “That’s because of the success we had last year – and that bodes well. It’s just about getting the
“It’s out of my hands now.” “We’ve done the selection process and put a number of players in front of Derek and Lee, and now it’s about getting the players who can take the club forward.” “It’s never easy at this level.”
It’s frustrating for fans at times, that Newcastle are so tough and unyielding in their negotiations on the transfer front, but we’d rather have Newcastle keep their financial books balanced, than just overspend and possibly fall into bankruptcy (administration).
That’s one positive way for fans to look at the transfers, and indeed Newcastle are in very decent shape money-wise, and could even have turned a profit in the last financial year, which finished at the end of June.