Alan Pardew has admitted tonight, after the good 1-0 win at Hillsborough, that Newcastle are still short of a striker this summer, although Alan is very pleased so far at the business Newcastle have done in bringing in Jack Colback, Ayoze Perez – who scored a good winner tonight -Siem de Jong, Remy Cabella, Emmanuel Riviere and Daryl Janmaat.
Alan Pardew – at Hillsborough tonight
Alan talked after the game and said Newcastle were still short of a striker, but that he’s very pleased with the commitment of the players:
“I think looking at our squad we’re still shy of a striker.” “And that would be ideal if we could get one that suited the club and we’ll take that forward.”
“I’m really pleased with the work we’ve done this summer.” “The squad is far removed from the team that finished last season and rightly so we’ve invested very well.”
“It was a tough game for us, especially after all the travelling we ‘ve had to do. But I thought we showed great effort, put in fantastic commitment and got a good result at the end of a strong performance.
“I was very pleased, too, with the work ethic showed by the players.”
Alan is right to say it was a tough game tonight, and the lads still managed to win it, and we don’t seem to be having too much luck in getting an experienced striker into the club.
We missed out on German U21 International Pierre-Michel Lasogga, and it seems that another target – Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette may elect to stay at Lyon and sign a new deal there.
There are still players like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund and Facundo Ferreyra of Shakhtar Donetsk available, and Loic Remy is also available, after the collapse of his move to Liverpool on Monday.
So there are still some good strikers we could sign in the next month or so, before the summer transfer window closes on Monday September 1st.
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