We all know that it’s not easy for Newcastle to bring in new players to the club, and that’s because Alan Pardew is given so little money to spend.
Alan Pardew – two positions he wants to strengthen?
Graham Carr does an excellent job for the club in finding top young players, who are not particularly on the radar screens of top clubs, and be brought in for small fees.
And Newcastle didn’t have too successful a transfer window in the summer, and we failed to solidify the squad with a top defender and a top striker.
But what Alan Pardew said yesterday can give us some hints as to who may arrive in January.
This is what the Newcastle manager said yesterday:
“The market’s very small for us. We want players better than what we’ve got, and it’s difficult. Right back is an area where there’s a bit of a question mark, as Danny has not signed a contract at this football club.”
“We probably need another centre-back, I think that’s pretty obvious. We were a bit unfortunate not to get one in the last window.”
From those words it seems Newcastle top requirements are a right back and a center-back.
Wonder is we can get Mathieu Debuchy and Douglas through the door in January – and we could probably do that for around £8M.
What do you think?
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