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How Newcastle Can Keep Their Best Players At The Club

1:54 pm, Thursday, November 12th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 3 Comments

Newcastle have some good players in the team at the moment although you cannot accuse us of having a good start to the season – but hopefully with 7 points and two wins in the last four wins we are on our way up the league from 4th bottom place.

The latest player who is attracting attention by his excellent play is 22 year-old Ayoze Perez with the news that Manchester United and Tottenham are two big clubs interested in signing him.

ayoze perez scores at home the chelsea

Ayoze Perez – one of Newcastle’s best players

Newcastle’s lack of ambition is also said to be one reason why we may see Daryl Janmaat want to move on in the summer, although we’d be surprised if that news is accurate.

Other players we may have trouble keeping are the very impressive new signing Gini Wijnaldum and also Moussa Sissoko (I want to play in the Champions League).

As we suggested yesterday, giving our best players new improved contracts is one way we can help keep them at Newcastle, and we are supposed to be negotiating with Sissoko on a new deal – with reports that he wants £100K/week probably simply a demand the press have made up.

Newcastle are also supposed to be building a team that can win something.

If that’s really true then we will have to find a way to keep our best players,  because if we are to build a top team then keeping our top players is vital.

We haven’t seen much ambition from Newcastle since Mike Ashley took over eight years ago and we can hardly accuse Lee Charnley and company of being decisive and aggressive in the transfer market.

Our failure to sign Dele Alli last January – when we were the odds on favorites to sign him – but seemed to dither on the fee of £5M and Spurs came in and signed him – is one example of that lack of decisiveness.

Alli’s now playing in the Premier League every week and looks to be a fantastic player in the making – and he’s a central midfielder – something we have lacked since Cabaye left us almost two years ago.

The proof of the pudding is in the eating and while we don’t expect to lose any top players in January next summer is another matter.

By then where we finish in the league table will be important and the quality of the players we sign in January will also be important.

How we do in those two endeavors could decide whether we have any chance of keeping players like Ayoze Perez and Gini Wijnaldum at the club in the summer.

But there’s also one thing that’s certain – the future is in our hands – and if the club does the right thing there’s no reason why we cannot build a top side in the next year or two.

When clubs like Southampton and Swansea – as just two examples – can build up very good sides – why can’t Newcastle United – since we are a much bigger name in the world of football?

What do you think?

Comment welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Contracts · Newcastle News · Other News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jib // Nov 12, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    For Ben Arfa lovers

  • 2 croftus5678 // Nov 12, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    the players we signed where better quality than i expected and at a greater price than i thought fat man would have paid.

    and also not losing any star players i class that as ambition tbh.

    our youngsters are also going the right way development wise and macca is doing great on the comunication side of things also.

    i dont think janmaat wants to go tbh and siem i only think wants to go as he is not in the starting 11 and rightly so imo ! perez is gaining intrest as we should all expect but if we do consider selling him i’d have thought it would be for big money.

    i still think colo/marv/ober/goofy/cisse need to go and i’ll prob get a ripping but i think it would be good to cash in on sissoko also ! he doesnt ever look intrested and as great of a player i think he is if he’s asking 100k+ wages and stating he wants out in french media like he has been for a while now then that surely will have a knock on effect to other players.

    we need another mitrovic wether that be austin or someone else and a decent cb we would have the making of a team that should be pushing top half then imo.

  • 3 Jib // Nov 12, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    for Pardew lovers

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