There’s a little bit of disturbing news in the Evening Chronicle today, that some of Newcastle top players, including Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse, have asked the Newcastle hierarchy why the first team squad has not yet been strengthened this summer.
Cabaye and Debuchy with French squad in the summer
Of course some of that concern could be lifted a little if Newcastle are able to tie up a deal for Vurnon Anita, maybe even today, and then he will be available to play for Newcastle this Saturday, in the kick off to the season at St. James’ Park against Tottenham.
The Chronicle is reporting that Newcatsle’s senior men on transfers – Derek Llambias, Lee Charnley, Alan Pardew and presumably owner Mike Ashley – held an important transfer strategy meeting recently to try to make some significant breakthroughs in the transfer market.
That would start with getting Vurnon Anita through the door, and we have to think they will also try to bring Mathieu Debuchy into the club.
If Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse and other top players are questioning Newcastle’s transfer business this summer, we have to believe that Yohan Cabaye has also been asking questions about where the deal stands to bring his best friend, Mathieu Debuchy, to Newcastle.
It’s not good to hear there is unrest among top players like Papiss Cisse and Yohan Cabaye, and we have to hope Newcastle move quickly to bring say two top players – Anita and Debuchy would be great – through the door before next Saturday.
This is what Alan Pardew said today about the transfer situation:
“The feelings I have given to the board and to Derek Llambias and Lee Charnley, who do the deals, is that we really need to try to get somebody if we can.”
“If we can we can, if we cannot we cannot.” “They will do their utmost like they have all summer to get somebody over the line.”
The Chronicle is also reporting that it’s not only Cabaye who has been pushing to get his friend through the door, probably because Mathieu is a top player, who would certainly improve Newcastle’s defense.
And as we pointed out earlier today, if the French International comes in then Newcastle can pick up at least £2M almost immediately, by selling Danny Simpson.
What do you think?