Alan Pardew is well aware that now Newcastle have some top players, other clubs will be in for them during each transfer window, and in January, with Demba Ba’s release clause in his contract becoming active again, we could even lose the Senegal striker in January.
Demba Ba – release clause active again in January
We hope this doesn’t happen, but unless Newcastle can become a regular top six side, it will happen, and that’s one reason Newcastle must start picking up points before the end of the year.
It must be difficult for the Newcastle manager, knowing he could lose a top player(s) in upcoming transfer windows, and this is what Alan Pardew had to say about the situation:
“At some point, we will lose one of our top players.” “It’s just natural that that’s going to happen, but we want to get a maximum figure for him.”
“And then we’ve got to make sure we bring in two or three that are as good, if not better, than the one we’ve sold. We’ve got to trade up. That’s very, very difficult.”
“With the help of Graham Carr and my team, we ain’t doing a bad job on that front.” “My biggest challenge has been, so far, changing the style of the team to control games in a more effective manner, and bringing the team closer to the top teams.”
“That’s been my biggest challenge.” “I think we’ve done that.” “I think we’re respected by the top teams, and now we’ve got to prove we’re in that group by finishing in the top eight, for sure, and hopefully top six.”
Newcastle have done very well over the last two years in bringing some top players into the club at low transfer fees, and the task now is to keep them on board.
Or if we are to lose a player, then we have to make sure it’s big money we get – with the Andy Carroll transfer being the example to follow.
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