Newcastle will keep to their policy of asking big money for any of their top players, and if bigger clubs come in over the January transfer window for the likes of Yohan Cabaye, as one example, they will need to meet Mike Ashley’s assessment of the player – which is high – some would say very high.
Yohan Cabaye – it will take big money to buy this Newcastle player
Alan Pardew has given interviews leading up to the home game against Southampton tomorrow, and he was asked about selling players next month.
This is how the Newcastle manager answered that question:
“I would suggest they take a look at Mike Ashley’s record of selling players,” “They’d have to spend a lot of money.”
“We’ve had a lot of plaudits, but we’ve had a talk about keeping our feet on the ground, and I am confident that is what this group of players will do.”
“The first half at Swansea is about the only time I have been a little disappointed with them recently.” “Other than that, we have been absolutely magnificent.”
Another player that clubs may come after next month is Papiss Cisse, but as we reported earlier today Alan says the striker is managing to cope with not being in the starting eleven, and the Senegal International is again looking sharp in training.
One the other side of the transfer front, we hope to see two or three top players come through the door next month, and we’d be disappointed if that doesn’t happen.
With Newcastle doing so well in the league at the moment, now’s the time to strengthen the squad, and then bring say two or three more players in over the summer, and have a mini-clear out of some of the fringe players.
Then our squad for next season would be even stronger.
Note: South Shields local artist Robert Olley has a new painting out called “Derby Day Home” and it can be personalized so that any surname can be put on the striker’s shirt – the one scoring the goal – take a look.
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