Lee Ryder, the Chief Sports Writer of the Evening Chronicle, has just tweeted from his popular Twitter account, the local press have been told the Newcastle transfer business is complete and over with, and that means Newcastle will not be bringing in a replacement for the departed Yohan Cabaye – so Newcastle seem to have managed, not for the first time, to weaken their team in a transfer window. 🙁
Newcastle’s two leaders – no permanent signings
This is what Lee has just tweeted:
“Can understand #nufc fan frustration but club have briefed members of media that there’s no more business.”
And for the second transfer window in succession, Newcastle – and Director of Football Joe Kinnear in particular – have failed to bring in a permanent signing – although we got Luuk de Jong in on loan – but much worse than that – we sold our best player, Yohan Cabaye to PSG for a reported £20M – and didn’t replace him.
So money rather than football logic has again won the day.
Yohan took the free kicks, penalties and corners for Newcastle, and when available he woudl even take the throw-ins too – so when Alan Pardew said the team revolved around him – he was absolutely right – and Yohan’s gone.
This is the second time in three years that Newcastle have sold their best player for big money in a January transfer window, and then been unable to replace him.
But there’s little doubt that we have again witnessed some strange dealings this month in the transfer market by those who are leading Newcastle – and we seem to have failed in attempts to get Remy Cabella, Clement Grenier and Filip Duricic in, by not offering enough as transfer fees, although it may still be possible to sign one or more of these players in the summer.
We need to hear from Joe Kinnear and/or Mike Ashley on what they have done in this transfer market, by ending up weakening the Newcastle side, and it’s at a time when we could have been challenging for a top six position for the second time in three years.
Now Alan Pardew will again be asked to pick up the pieces – and explain what happened – something he will do, but Alan is not responsible for the transfer dealing at Newcastle.
And while other clubs like Fulham, West Ham, Crystal Palace and others have each brought in a number of good players in January – Newcastle have sold their best player.
But we suppose on the bright side of things at least we didn’t sell Papiss Cisse or Ben Arfa.
Although there’s late news that Cardiff City are making a desperate attempt to sign Papiss Cisse in the next couple of hours – again according to Lee Ryder.
“Cardiff City have made a late, late bid to try to sign Papiss Cisse on loan. But they are facing a race against time to get him #nufc #ccfc”
After what’s happened in this last week, Newcastle now must beat Sunderland tomorrow afternoon.
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