There was a great set of interviews in the Evening Chronicle with Derek LLambias yesterday, and with Alan Pardew’s press conference for the Spurs game yesterday afternoon, there was a lot of new news about Newcastle yesterday.
Andy Carroll – while playing for England
And one of the things Derek LLambias talked about was that the club wants stability, and most other clubs would have sacked their manager if he had won only two games of thirteen in the league and lost ten of those games.
But not Newcastle these days, and Derek LLambias wants stability at Newcastle United:
“The club has never had stability. It needs it. This is too big a club not to have stability.” “Do we want to find ourselves in a situation when we have a manager for 15 or 20 years? Absolutely. If the manager works, we work. You cannot get any better than that. Eventually you will bring to the club what it has been crying out for. Stability is a big thing for us.”
And in earlier interviews LLambias had talked about doing business in Holland this summer, and that’s a slight change from nearly all of the transfer business we have done recently – which has been in France.
And Alan Pardew didn’t seem to agree completely with that transfer philosophy:
“That’s a view that he has – it’s not something that I personally hold. All the markets are open to us and whatever becomes available, we will take the best option we think is there.”
We’re sure that Alan Pardew will want to bring big Andy Carroll back to Newcastle in the summer, but he could be out of the price range for Newcastle, especially when there are strikers like Wilfried Bony and Ricky van Wolfswinkel who can be brought in from the continent for less money than Liverpool will want for big Andy.
We also think Liverpool will prefer to sell Andy to a club other than Newcastle, because there will be comparisons of how much Andy cost them for a paltry two and a half years after paying £35M for him in cash just over two years ago, plus the ridiculous £80K/week wages Liverpool have been paying the Geordie lad.
We may still see Andy Carroll return this summer, but we think the fee would need to be around £10M or less.
What do you think?
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