It shouldn’t come as too much of a shock to Newcastle fans that there is news today that Newcastle have walked away from the possibility of signing Tottenham’s Andros Townsend – because the price is too high.
Tottenham are wanting something like £10M for him, but in the way Newcastle work these days that’s above what the club’s valuation is of the player – and so we’ll look for a cheaper option elsewhere.
Andros Townsend – cross him off the list
That will probably be from the continent and more likely from France, or even maybe from the lower leagues in England where players can be brought in fairly cheaply – sometimes.
Although even then if they are English they may be too overpriced for Newcastle to bring in.
The fact that these players we tend to bring in don’t have any Premier League experience and could struggle to make in impact in England doesn’t seem to sway Newcastle from keeping to what has been a failed transfer policy for years.
And they wonder why we are now in trouble?
In business when things are proven not to work you change them to something that does work – otherwise you fail – and you deserve to fail.
Newcastle just don’t seem to understand that and continue to try to run Newcastle on a shoestring – whenever they can get away with it.
Where’s the ambition in that?