Alan Pardew Trying to Raid Newcastle Again

We’ve seen a report like this last week,  and today there are a number of reports saying that Alan Pardew is again trying to raid his former club,  and this time left-back Paul Dummett is the target.

Paul has been injured all season, and is just coming back in training,  and he will then challenge Sadio Haidara for the starting position at left back.

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Paul Dummett in action against West Ham last season

The fact that Paul can also play at center-half,  surely means Newcastle will not be willing to sell the home town youngster.

It doesn’t surprise us that Alan Pardew is a fan of the player he introduced into the Newcastle first team over two and a half years ago,  and gave him a long contract last year.

Paul made his debut for Newcastle back in January of 2013 at Brighton & Hove Albion in the FA Cup – a game we lost 2-0.

The fee Newcastle want for Dummett is said to be £8M, but Steve McClaren will be keen to take a look at Paul when he returns from his hamstring problems.

He could be fit enough to be considered for our next game at West Ham a week next Monday.

But we’d be very surprised if Newcastle are willing to sell the local lad leave, since we are already short of full backs.

Paul, plus Daryl Janmaat and Sadio Haidara are the only specialist senior full-backs at the club, and Dummett can also play at right back.

He’s played 51 times for Newcastle with two goals, and is a Welsh International, and a graduate of the Newcastle United Youth Academy.

There’s no way we should be selling Paul Dummett today.

What do you think?

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