Newcastle To Change Direction In Transfer Market


Under Mike Ashley, Newcastle have done what Arsenal have consistently done in building several great sides over the years with Arsene Wenger, and that is they have recruited from France, where the value for money of players is good, and both wages and transfer fees are less than if the Magpies recruited in Britain, where English players often come at a significant premium.

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Alan Pardew – wants more British based players

But Alan Pardew has said for some time now, that he wants more British based players in the squad, and maybe he will get his way in the summer, and it’s likely that several Frenchmen could be leaving the club.

Frenchmen who could leave in the  summer include Loic Remy, Gabby Obertan, Sylvain Marveaux and Romain Amalfitano, who just hasn’t made any impact at Newcastle and is on loan for the season at Dijon, while his older brother Morgan has gone in the other direction, and is on loan from Marseilles to West Brom.

And Newcastle could even unload Ben Arfa, who has not had a good season on Tyneside – so it’s possible Newcastle could unload five Frenchmen in the summer, but then we would have to replace them.

Pardew has spoken of wanting more British players in his squad:

“A lot of the French players we’ve introduced because of market forces,” “Arsene Wenger’s first port of call when he arrived here was the same reason, he thought he got better value.”  “I’m very disappointed not to have more British-based players in my team.”

“I want more British-based players but I’m certainly not going to argue with the French contingent we’ve got.”  “They’ve been absolutely brilliant. This is a world market.”

“We have made our point within the club, that we don’t really want to buy any players from abroad.”

Graham Carr is Newcastle’s Chief Scout, and he has been regularly scouting in France for most of the season, so it remains to be seen if Newcastle can bring in some British based players over the summer.

But in the past the club has balked on the high transfer fees and wages required by those players, and let’s be honest – Mike Ashley has never been known to be loose with Newcastle’s money, since he bought the club in June, 2007.

What do you think?

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100 comments so far

  • spitfire_

    Feb 23, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #1

    In other words “so long” to Cabella or Grenier and welcome to Mark Noble.

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  • jazzyp

    Feb 23, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #2

    Talk is cheap.We will be looking at loan signings again and free players like Bafe and Aaron hunt while stripping our club of more assets like Hba.
    More profit for Mike……What a business man he is

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  • Belfast

    Feb 23, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #3

    And Jay Spearing Spitfire

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  • toon1707

    Feb 23, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #4

    Unfortunately there are no decent English players that fit into our transfer structure unless we start buying from the conference

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 23, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #5

    LMFAO

    now i see it, this treatment of HBA and marv is a demonstration,
    he is trying to force a point,

    what an idiot

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 23, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #6

    Please remember people, we do actuall need to have some home growns in the squad. We should keep it to the bare minimum at the moment though, as they are over priced and under skilled.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Feb 23, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #7

    Belfast…shitty to say the least!

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  • jazzyp

    Feb 23, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #8

    Catchy
    God natt pal. Straight talking as always I see lol

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  • Zambiantoon

    Feb 23, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #9

    HBA started off the season brilliantly until Pardew benched him

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 23, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #10

    tom ince was available

    future Egland international, just needs the right coach, not a bad price,

    some how i dont see Ashley spending 10 million ( or more now the new tv money has kicked in) on 1 unproven player, when he can go abroad and spend less for proven international quality,
    it goes against his business ethos , his whole idea in everything is buy cheap

    dont see it happening

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 23, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #11

    jesper

    yes it was a huge shake up 😉

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 23, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #12

    I bet you if pardew was the manager of Celtic he still wouldn’t win anything, then another record would be broken.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 23, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #13

    I know newcastle said pardew won’t be sacked if we lose today, but he must go today if for some reason we let in 3 maybe 4 goals in.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Feb 23, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #14

    It’s either Carr or Pardew!

    …I know where I stand 😉

    “We have made our point within the club, that we don’t really want to buy any players from abroad.”

    So basically Pardew want us to sign 7-10 players from the EPL or the lower leagues?

    Who is going to pay for that I might ask! lol

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Feb 23, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #15

    welsh…this season is over and there is nothing to play for basically…but that doesn’t mean there isn’t something else at stake if you know what I mean 😉

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  • jarnytoon

    Feb 23, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #16

    They didn’t say they wouldnt still buy young so I reckon bids for Ince, Zaha if he gets no game at manure, caulker if (when) cardiff go down. Summer should be interesting!

    On a seperate note, 3-1 toon today I reckon

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  • jazzyp

    Feb 23, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #17

    Jesper
    Ince-BafeAnd hunt are three players available for nothing and would replace Obershocker-Strolla and Gutti.
    definite upgrades for nothing and good business sense would you agree

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  • mindshaft

    Feb 23, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #18

    Great – let’s have some overpriced average English players to go alongside Saylor

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Feb 23, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #19

    Can’t see us scoring !

    0-0 is the best I am hoping

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 23, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #20

    Catchy
    Ince is a free transfer in the summer, he’s at palace to showcase himself in the top flight as he was 100% guaranteed to play
    The he plays the more the demand there is and the higher the wages he can demand

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #21

    Reckon LDJ and Remy could click today
    3-0 to the toon!

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #22

    On Ince…

    Probably the exception to the rule. He does look a decent player, and doesnt seem over priced.

    Not sure about Zaha. Looked good at palace but so would a dead dog! He is overpriced for sure.

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 23, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #23

    Ah well, free eh? Deffo just within ashleys price range 😀

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 23, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #24

    Jazzy p

    Obershocker could be replaced with a piano.

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  • Markaccus

    Feb 23, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #25

    A piano, just sitting there wide right. Being totally ineffective and pointless. Completely irrelevant to the game…..just like obertan

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Feb 23, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #26

    The French players have been absolutely brilliant for sure. But we don’t really want to buy any players from abroad, if I’m honest. We’ve lost games because we haven’t shown the right attitude at times, a little bit.

    It was the players fault, but not the foreign players fault because they’ve been terrific but we’ve needed British spirit to win games and we haven’t got enough of it in this squad if I’m honest.

    We’ve been making this point within the club that if we lose its not my fault but the fault of the foreign lads, a little bit. But we don’t blame them because they’ve been absolutely brilliant and probably the pick of the bunch, if I’m honest. We’ve missed yohan, a big big player for us, massive, for sure. So we don’t blame the french for not having that British mentality that just gives you that extra edge that you need in this league, 100%.

    We’ve went down the french route because its been good business for this club, great business and mike has done wonders on that front so its great credit to mike. But when we’re looking for a reason to explain our poor results, we come back to this, 100%, if I’m honest, a little bit.

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  • Slank

    Feb 23, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #27

    I think the scoreline will be at least 3:0 to us. Colo, Tiote and Remy will make all the difference. I expect the lads to come out all guns firing.

    If you believe in ‘horses for courses’ then Villa will be put to the sword. And the Villa fans know this and fear the worst.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Feb 23, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #28

    “Newcastle To Change Direction In Transfer Market”

    yeah down

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Feb 23, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #29

    jazzyp…didn’t Pardew just say he wants to buy British?

    …Ince is the only British player of those three right?

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  • check the toastie

    Feb 23, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #30

    If Losing every game for the rest of this season would mean Pardew being sacked it is the price i would be happy to pay.

    PARDEW OUT….

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Feb 23, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #31

    I think today’s game will be boring ( well we play boring anyway ) both teams out of form, Villa have more fight in them more than us, so I think Villa will come at us second half.

    scoreline prediction I will go 2-1 to Villa but if was a different manager than Pardew i’ll go 3-0

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Feb 23, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #32

    check the toastie

    don’t say that mate, I said that a few weeks ago and I got nothing but sh!t

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 23, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #33

    check

    me to

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Feb 23, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #34

    I know reports have said that Pardew won’t be sacked if we lose today ( which i’m gutted about ) but if Villa win by 3-4-5 goals I think he will be gone

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  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 23, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #35

    Of course pardew sickeningly gets a cut from player sales, extremely unethical that.

    More english players = bents, Tomkins and Nobles. Nailed on mid-table mediocrity for years to come.

    pardew had a real chance to work and develop our squad but has blown it spectacularly.

    Saw real Sociedad beat Barcelona last night. Griezeman and vela were superb. the movement on and off the ball was stunning. None of this containing BS.

    Think we will in today but only because saylor should hopefully get dropped and villa are s–t.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 23, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #36

    welsh

    if pardew was manager of city or barcelona no way would they score 4 goals a game

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 23, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #37

    bw

    you only get crap from blind ignorant fans that only love moan about how bad the old days where

    trust me in 10-20 years time , these same will look back and wow if you think this is bad , you should have seen the crap we watched under pardew

    they will say , in a 3 year period he set so many new worst records, they will all look back and say we tried to get him out

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Feb 23, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #38

    catchy in norway

    yeah true mate but the sickening thing is most of these daft tw@ts are the ones that turn up to every game

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  • jimmysmith

    Feb 23, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #39

    Pardew gets a cut if we sell a player on for a profit.

    Source?

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Feb 23, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #40

    is the club up for sale for 250 million? surely if this is true loads of billionaires would jump to that chance

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