Former Newcastle icon Alan Shearer had come out yesterday and talked about the effect that selling Yohan Cabaye and not replacing him will have on both fans and players at the Tyneside club.
David Ginola – lack of ambition at Newcastle
It’s certainly had an instant negative reaction from fans, who are shocked the club has been so incompetent again, as well as lacking any ambition to be a great side again.
And former great David Ginola also worries of the negative effects the transfer may have, as David had to say in the Daily Star:
“Newcastle really needed him as a player. He was the biggest asset in the team for Alan Pardew.” “They’ve got £19M in the bank but they are without him or a replacement.”
“It’s very strange and it sends off a strong message of a lack of ambition. “The other French players will be saying ‘we are fighting for the club, every day in training, every game and you are selling Yohan’.”
“I think about players like Loic Remy and Yoan Gouffran. They will be devastated and think they’re at a club with a lack of ambition.”
“It’ll be difficult for them. They’ll wonder: Why am I staying at a club with no ambition at all?”
With Loic Remy, there’s absolutely no chance he will sign for us this summer on a permanent basis, and that was true even before this latest debacle at Newcastle.
Newcastle did attempt to bring in a replacement and Remy Cabella was an initial target from Montpellier early in the window, and then Clement Grenier from Lyon, but it’s worrying that both players made statements saying they didn’t want to join Newcastle last month.
Joe Kinnear rightfully was fired on Monday night for the mess, but we are still worried that some lasting damage could have been done, and if we don’t sign either player in the summer, maybe permanent damage was done by Kinnear before he finally left the club for the last time.
There’s nothing Newcastle can do about it now of course – other than to soldier on for the rest of the season – but we’re the only Premier League club that came out of the January window weaker than we went in.
As we said, it was complete incompetence by Newcastle, and my dear father will be turning in his grave.
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