Alan Pardew was interviewed after the 0-0 draw with Norwich City on Tuesday night, and he talked about the game, the sending off of Loic Remy – and also the coming to Newcastle of Dutch International Luuk de Jong on loan – and that deal is through the end of the season and should be announced tomorrow.
Alan Pardew – hoping for good news from Joe tomorrow
But his parting line was that he would be meeting with Director of Football Joe Kinnear, and he hoped Joe would have some good news for him other than on Luuk de Jong.
This is what Alan said:
“I will speak to Joe tomorrow, hopefully they have worked hard today and hopefully we will have some positive news when I wake up.”
Newcastle have lost Yohan Cabaye, one of Newcastle’s most skillful midfield players ever, and this is what Alan said about the Frenchman:
“We looked a little bit different without Yohan Cabaye but in a good way. This club is never going to be about one player.”
“For sure Yohan Cabaye would probably get in my all-time Newcastle best XI. For us he was outstanding. We wish him the very best and I hope our fans do. He wanted to leave.”
“We were honorable to him. He’s got a dream move and we have to use that money wisely now, like we did with Andy Carroll.”
“In that summer we brought in Yohan and a couple of others that took us forward, so that is how we’re going to have to try and break into the Champions League places now.”
Newcastle are hoping to get in a Yohan Cabaye replacement before Saturday, but that will be a very difficult task, and the number one target seems to be Lyon’s central midfielder Clement Grenier.
Grenier has only just turned 23, and the French International would be a very good replacement for Yohan – who was simply great for Newcastle in his short 30 months on Tyneside.
We are hoping that Newcastle fans also get some good news tomorrow from Director of Football Joe Kinnear.
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