Alan Pardew has complimented West Ham and their manager Sam Allardyce on an excellent summer signing spree, and the Newcastle manager thought West Ham got the best value for thew money.
Alan Pardew – West Ham made the best signings
On the eve of our attempt to make it seven wins in a row at Upton Park tomorrow – this is what Alan has said about West Ham’s new signings:
“Pound for pound, West Ham made the best signings of the summer.” “Their market is our market and all of those players who went there are players we perhaps should have moved on because they have done very well.”
“That’s testament to their scouting team and the manager for picking them off.” “With Valencia, the interest wasn’t to the point where it got close.”
“Sam’s taken the club forward this year. They are in for a big season, I felt that in the summer.” “Although we’ve had signings who have made an impact, our real strength has come from within.”
“Sammy Ameobi, Rolando Aarons, Gabby Obertan and Paul Dummett – all these guys have pushed up a little notch.”
“In the Premier League, you come under pressure from time to time,” “Some of it gets personal and you might not like it but you have to be big enough to handle that.”
Newcastle haven’t seen the best yet of some of the players we brought in during the summer, with Remy Cabella and Emmanuel Riviere in particular still getting to terms with the Premier League.
Alan’s right when he says our fringe and younger players like Sammy Ameobi, Rolando Aarons, Gabby Obertan, and Paul Dummett and we’d add to those names Massadio Haidara and Mehdi Abeid – and hopefully Ryan Taylor soon.
They have all upped their game and of course Rolando Aarons and new signing Ayoze Perez are probably the biggest positive surprises of those who have done really well so far this season.
Now we somehow have to get that win tomorrow and make it seven in a row.
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