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Pardew And NUFC Refuse To Pay ‘Silly Money’

8 years ago

At today’s Reading pre-match press conference, Alan Pardew was predictably questioned about the failed Loic Remy deal.

“We won’t make kneejerk reactions (to Remy fiasco) but we need one or two still.

We made a fantastic offer to the player – we are not going to pay silly money for anyone”.

At this moment in time Newcastle United are desperate for at least the couple of players the manager is talking about, plus though the signings have to be capable of going straight into the team to help drag the team out of the relegation fight. The January window is notorious when it comes to having to pay over the odds so how exactly are we going to recruit players who are up to that level?

The Debuchy deal wouldn’t have stood a chance without the helping hand of Yohan Cabaye, somebody who has done a far better selling job on Newcastle United than I could have have done at the present time!

There is absolutely no way we are going to bring in older players for a last pay day, or loan players, or indeed any established Premier League player as the wages will mean no ‘value’ in the deal.

The only possible signings that could be plausible are players from abroad whose contracts are coming to an end and it may suit the selling club to cash in before the player leaves for nothing.

The trouble is every club will be looking at these players and if their contracts have run down then it will almost certainly be because the player is looking to maximise his wages with the buying club paying less for the transfer.

There is no perfect answer because it was last summer when we should have recruited the players desperately needed and sorted the Ba contract out one way or another.

The current position is that Alan Pardew/Mike Ashley might not want to pay ‘silly money’, indeed even the fans would pretty much all prefer not to pay over the odds to players, but a failure to do so may mean Mike Ashley/Newcastle United missing out on serious amounts of ‘silly money’ next season when the new TV deals kick in.


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