Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has given his press conference for the game at Hull City on Saturday, and he’s said he expects a big transfer window for Newcastle this summer, and he needs two or three acquisitions who will come straight into the team as starters.
Alan Pardew –
The Newcastle financial results released on Tuesday night, show that at least on that side of the business things are going very well at the club, there’s no doubt about that and Mike Ashley’s financial prowess is putting Newcastle into a very good financial position, the best we’ve been for a very long time.
But we are not doing very well on the playing side of things, and with a number of players leaving this summer, there could be a lot of players coming in – andit could be a massive transfer window for the club.
This is some of what Alan has said today at his press conference:
“We are going to need at least two or three signings who come straight into that team or have a very, very good chance of starting.” “I think we have got a summer where we are going to have to be a lot more active than we have been for a while because we are looking light in certain areas.”
“The strikers are an area where that we are going to have to address, for sure, and we are going to have to find a replacement for Cabaye, so that’s a big job in itself, let alone perhaps a couple of other positions that we might need.”
“The finances of the club are in good shape. As I have said before, we know we have got to do some work in the summer after losing Cabaye, we we’d like to think we will have to spend some of that this summer.” “But the board has done well to get those figures and we look forward to the next period of, hopefully, our growth.”
“We are the eighth best team in the Premier League in the history of it and we want to get higher than that, so that’s what we have got to try to do.” “We haven’t Qatar money, we haven’t got that sort of finance, so it’s a slow-build, keep getting better, keep getting stronger, and hopefully our fans realise that.”
Newcastle are the 8th best team in the history of the PL in terms of the number of points we have picked up – so why is our goal only to be a top 10 club in the Premier League?
That’s a good question, and Mike Ashley surely has to become a lot more ambitious at Newcastle United, and be loyal to the traditions of what is still a great football club.
Otherwise, maybe Mike should just sell up and move out?
But this transfer window will give us a good idea of whether Mike Ashley is trying to build a top side at the club.
Maybe he is?
What do you think?
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