Alan Pardew has every right today to complain today about the conduct of PSG manager Laurent Blanc since last summer, when he continually talked about wanting Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye of Newcastle at the Paris club, and he will get his wish today with Yohan expected to sign for PSG in a deal that could be worth £23M.
Laurent Blanc – PSG manager
We’ve mentioned a few times that it’s completely unprofessional for any manager in football to talk about other clubs’ players to the press – which is the point the Newcastle manager made today.
This is what Alan said in the local press:
“I don’t think it’s right to keep mentioning players’ names who are under contract at other clubs,” “I try to steer away from it. If I said it once, I’d certainly never back it up again.”
“I’m a little bit disappointed he’s been doing that, I guess.”
The news is that it not only irritated Alan Pardew but also Director of Football Joe Kinnear and owner Mike Ashley – although if we get the full £23M for Yohan it will be a decent enough deal for Newcastle – although hardly on the scale of the Andy Carroll deal three years ago.
But we should have waited until the summer to cash in on the Frenchman, and not weaken the side by selling him in January.
That’s our view and we’re sticking to it. 😀
What do you think?
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