Newcastle fan and former Newcastle great Alan Shearer has talked a bit today about Newcastle losing out on Loic Remy, and Alan is fairly straight forward and says if you don’t pay the wages you don’t get the players.
Alan Shearer – it’s been poor for Newcastle fans
Newcastle have a very strict transfer fee and wage policy at the club, and it often works against us when we go for big players.
We’ll only pay the fee Mike Ashley thinks is appropriate for any player and their wages must then fit into what out other players get – and it’s thought there is a limit on wages of around £60K/week at the club – and certainly that has cost us Remy this month.
This is what Alan said:
“It’s a tricky one. If you don’t pay the best wages or pay the going rate, you don’t get the players. Simple as that.” “If other teams are prepared to pay that, players will go there – you can’t blame Remy for doing that, can you?
“Playing in front of 18,000 fans rather than 52,000 might feel strange for him, though. If he does go to QPR I’m pretty sure he’ll have a ‘get out’ clause if they get relegated. But that’s the way the game goes, if you don’t pay the going rate you don’t get the players.”
“They’re desperate for a center-forward and also a center-half.” ”Whether they do or not remains to be seen. I don’t believe anything until I see the player in a black and white shirt, not what I read.” “It always happens with Newcastle, that we’re linked with a million players and for whatever reason we don’t get them. I’ll believe it when they’re in the shirt.
“Supporters need a bit of good news. It’s not been great, it’s been pretty poor for the fans. They’ll stick with the team, you can be guaranteed of that. Hopefully by Sunday they’ll have something to celebrate because it’s a big game against Reading on Saturday, no doubt about that.”
Today is deadline day on Coloccini and certainly news coming out of Argentina is not good with reports there suggesting Newcastle will cancel Fabricio’s contract today – and that would be yet another hammer blow for Newcastle in this transfer window.
What’s going on?
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