Alan Pardew has called on Newcastle owner Mike Ashley to cough up the money for a star striker in January, to replace the departing Demba Ba, who is expected to be announced as a Chelsea player this morning – with news that he passed his medical last night in London.
Mike Ashley – where’s the money Mike?
Newcastle are reportedly in discussions with Marseilles for their 25 year-old French International striker Loic Remy, and he would be a great early acquisition – to go with Mathieu Debuchy – who has apparently already signed for Newcastle, and should be announced today as a Newcastle United player.
This is what Alan Pardew said today:
“Mike Ashley has to find the extra money for the striker. We’re not going to buy a striker for the money we’ve received for Demba.” “Mike has been supportive, of course he has, and he has to be even more supportive in this window.”
“He has to find the extra money for the striker.” “There’s always a player who can enhance a team. We wouldn’t be competent if we didn’t look to replace him, which we have. Hopefully we can get that one in.”
“Demba really didn’t give too much away and that’s his right. We didn’t know if he was going to go at the start or the end or was he going to go.?” ”It was disruptive in terms of its timing for the Everton game.”
In truth we think the way Demba Ba left is not good for the game, and it’s certainly not good for a side like Newcastle, when you lose your top striker and goal-scorer mid-way through the season.
It’s not that Demba Ba has done anything wrong, but Newcastle fans like their players to be loyal to the famous black and white shirt of Newcastle,
And whatever Alan Pardew says to try to protect Ba – the Senegal striker wasn’t loyal at all – and simply followed the big money to Chelsea.
We’re still shocked that this has all happened so quickly.
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