It’s not surprising that Alan Pardew is being asked questions about the transfer window, and one of Alan’s responsibilities at the club is to be the interface to the fans, although Joe Kinnear does write a column in the match program for home games, so we should hear something from Joe tomorrow, when we welcome Manchester City.
Remy Cabella – no bid yet from Newcastle
But the news coming from Alan Pardew today is that the club have yet to submit any bid in this month’s transfer window, so that means we have not put in an offer for Montpellier midfielder Remy Cabella – although their President Louis Nicollin was expecting a bid this week.
This is what Alan has said today to the local press:
“We’ve not bid for any player. I think there’s room to bring in a player, for sure, but it would need to be right financially for the board.” “Our legs are working under the water in terms of making calls and trying to manoeuvre a transfer that would work for us.”
As we reported earlier this morning it’s unlikely Newcastle will get somebody in early in this window, and it looks like it will be sometime during the last week of the window, when we could have some success in signing a player.
And that player could be a central midfielder, with Newcastle being linked with German International Aaron Hunt, as well as Cabella, and it could be Newcastle want to get a replacement in for Yohan Cabaye before the summer rolls around.
And a good performance from Yohan in the World Cup this summer could see his transfer value soar, and clubs could even bid and meet owner Mike Ashley’s valuation of his favorite player – which we think is around £20M.
It’s just a pity that Newcastle don’t seem to want to keep their very best players, and build a side that can challenge for a top four position, like we used to do under Bobby Robson and Kevin Keegan.
Freddy Shepherd had a lot of faults as the Newcastle Chairman, but one of them was not a shortage of ambition for his home town club.
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