The Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is still concerned that another club will come in with a late bid for French International Yohan Cabaye today, and of course if that happens and Mike Ashley accepts the bid, then we’ll be screwed, because there wont be enough time left to bring in a suitable replacement. That’s in essence why Alan Pardew is very worried today. and also why he’s aged so much already this season.
Alan Pardew – still worried about late bid for Cabaye
If Newcastle do sell Cabaye today and go after other central midfielders, their price will go up significantly, because they will know that Newcastle have big money to spend with so little time left in the window, and we’ll end up short like we did when Andy Carroll left Newcastle on the last day of the January transfer window two years ago.
If you don’t learn from your mistakes then history will keep repeating itself.
If we were to hazard a guess, we don’t think any club will come in for Cabaye, because of the high price of £20M Newcastle have put on his head, assuming that’s the amount Newcastle want for their star play-maker.
Pardew has said in the past that if there is a late bid today, then Newcastle have a plan for what to do.
Plans and strategies are all very good, but the most difficult thing is to execute on them – and there is so little time left – 14 hours and the clock is ticking – that our chances of success are already low.
And we’re a little sick of being victims like this in the transfer market, and that it’s up other clubs to determine how we do – and that if a top bid comes in then we would have to sell Cabaye, because the money it too good to turn down.
We don’t have to sell – and if any bid comes in today – and we cannot get a replacement in - then don’t sell Cabaye.
Put Newcastle’s squad first for a change – and forget about the money.
It’s about time Alan Pardew and other leaders at Newcastle started to think of the club in other terms than we are a small club who need to sell our top players – and that we are therefore prey for the top clubs.
My late father must be turning in his grave.
Newcastle can and should alter this situation – we should be trying to build a top team again.
The fact that it’s obvious we aren’t, is the major reason why so many fans are frustrated with the timid leadership at the club right now.
A club as great in history as Newcastle United needs bold leadership – and we haven’t got that at the moment – and that’s the truth.
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