Pardew – Newcastle Talking About January Transfers

Alan Pardew has said that the coaches and the Newcastle Board are talking about transfers, but nothing can be decided until we get nearer to January 1st, but Alan Pardew did reveal the injury to Yohan Cabaye has caused Newcastle a problem.

Alan Pardew – talking about transfers – but nothing decided

And Newcastle will be without Cheick Tiote in January to the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), and maybe also Shola Ameobi, but we wonder if the local lad will have second thoughts of playing in South Africa fo Nigeria, if Newcastle are in a relegation battle at the end of the year?

It’s not surprising that Alan didn’t want to go into depth about which targets Newcastle may have in January, but he did have this to say:

“I think it is unfair to talk about transfers.” “I have an injury room with 10 great players in there. That has not gone unnoticed.” “Are we talking about it as a staff, directors and chairman? Of course we are.”

“But I don’t want to publicly say who our targets are or where we are looking.” “At the minute, it is a moving feast. We have lost Cabaye and that has given us a problem.” “We have to get past December before we can really start focusing on what we do in January.”

We wonder if this means that Newcastle will increase their efforts to get Toulouse French International box-to-box midfielder Moussa Sissoko into the club, because he could fill in for Yohan Cabaye while he’s out,  and since Moussa’s contract runs out in the summer, Newcastle could get him for a nominal fee in January.

We hope that’s the case, because Moussa would be terrific value, and he’s always talked in lyrical terms about Newcastle, but lots of other clubs including Arsenal, are also interested in the 23 year-old Frenchman, and that’s hardly surprising.

What do you think?

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