Even with the new eight year deal in place for Alan Pardew and the coaches at Newcastle, there will be absolutely no change in the way the club is run, so don’t expect too much money to be available in the transfer market for big signings.
Mathieu Debuchy – a target in January?
Newcastle will continue to operate rather frugally, but at least the club are balancing the books, and seem to already be in line with the new Financial Fair Play rules which cannot be said for the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea, who are still spending way above the revenues they take in every year.
There may be an opportunity for Newcastle to bring a couple of lpayers into the club in January, with defenders Douglas of FC Twente and long term target Mathieu Debuchy of Lille both possibilities.
And it seems the defense is what we need to strengthen th most, and the facts speak for themselves as last season we conceded 51 goals, which is the most of any side finishing in the top eight.
It looks like Alan will try to bring at least one defender through the door in January, and he still thinks Newcastle can make trophy signings, as he had this to say to the local press today:
“Personally we would look for another defender in the next window – without losing anybody. But we will have to see.”
“What sort of signing would you call Papiss Cisse?” “I think it is a trophy signing in my view – they might not want to call it that.” “But £9M for a striker is a lot of money.” “You look at Premier League clubs outside the top four, and we are all spending the same amount of money.”
“I definitely think we have the strikers now, and that it is about whether we are going to be good enough to keep the goals against column down.” “I think it hurt a little bit last year.” “We are getting better and hopefully this year it will improve.”
As well as bringing new players into the club, Newcastle have to retain the top players we already have, and we may have another circus in January with Demba Ba, since we are told that release clause become active again.
But the bottom line at Newcastle is that if a player doesn’t want to stay and play for Newcastle, we should let him go.
It’s really as simple as that, and if Demba Ba doesn’t want to put a stop to the nonsense going on with his agents trying to get him out of Newcastle, we should probably let him leave and bring in another striker.
That would be a pity because he’s an excellent striker who has played great so far for the club, and scored 20 good goals, but he also has to show a commitment to Newcastle.
What do you think?
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