Alan Pardew has given his press conference for the upcoming game against Sunderland early Saturday afternoon, and it was obvious he would be asked about 23 year-old Clement Grenier – and Alan still thinks Newcastle are in with a chance of getting the lad to Tyneside before Friday night.
Alan Pardew - still hopeful on Grenier
It’s fair to say that if Joe Kinnear and Mike Ashley are not able to get a replacement in – they will have again let the manager down, who does the very best with the players he has available – of course that’s also a good definition of the job he has at Newcastle.
This is what Alan said when asked about the possible transfer of Grenier to Newcastle:
“Not in terms of if the deal is finalised or is finished, so it’s ongoing as far as I’m aware.” ”It’s two days left, we’ll have to wait and see. I’m obviously hopeful and that’s really where I sit today.”
“I think he has tremendous creative, technical ability.” “I think he is a player Newcastle fans would love to see at the football club but he’s still not our player so, until he is … I’ll wax lyrical about him then.”
“There’s no option, really, other than to do that (be patient), but we will have to see how we go in the next two days,”
Everything we’ve heard and seen about Grenier tells us he would be a terrific signing for Newcastle as a direct replacement for Cabaye.
So let’s hope we can get him on board before 11:00 pm tomorrow night – that’s a good 31 hours away – lots of time for Joe to get his first permanent signing for Newcastle.
What do you think?
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