Newcastle To Let Top Utility Player Leave This Summer

There’s a Daily Mirror report out today that says that Newcastle will let versatile James Perch leave in the summer – to make way for even more new foreign signings.

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James Perch – out in the cold?

The Mirror is reporting they think Alan Pardew has decided that Perch will be sold in the summer.

We’ve mentioned a few times that Newcastle have to decide whether to give him a new contract this summer, because Perch’s four-year deal runs out next summer, so maybe the club should sell him, or offer him a new deal – so we don’t lose James for nothing next year.

James Perch has played well over the last two seasons, after having a very difficult first season on Tyneside, but he’s played some good games for Newcastle and can play anywhere across the back four and also in defensive midfield, and maybe we are in the minority – but this lad has become a solid player for Newcastle.

Perch joined Newcastle for around £1M from Nottingham Forest three years ago, but the Mirror are saying Newcastle will sell him this summer, and we think there should be a number of clubs interested in the player.

The Mirror is reporting Newcastle will sign up to three top French players this summer, which will force Perch out of the club.

That means we will have 13 Frenchmen in the squad?

Isn’t that overdoing it just a little bit – and we thought Pardew wanted to bring in some experienced Premier League players this season not sell them.

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