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Pardew Reveals Summer Spending Brought Forward – Tiote To Go?

9 years ago

Speaking ahead of tonight’s crucial clash with Villa, Alan Pardew is obviously relishing the fact that he now has Moussa Sissoko to come into the centre of midfield.

Speaking of the incoming transfers the manager had this to say;

“Sissoko was probably the most important for myself because he is a player who is adapted for the Premier League. I think his strength and ability will automatically give him the assurance to play at this level”.

However, the manager also gave us an insight into how this January’s transfer activity fits into the overall picture;

“We accelerated some transfers that we were looking to make in the summer, Sissoko being the main one of that group”.

Obviously the priority is making sure Newcastle are in the Premier League next season but it does leave you then wondering what the plan is for the summer.

if you look at Newcastle’s January signings then Debuchy and Mapou fill the positions Alan Pardew was desperate to fill last summer, while Ba’s departure seemingly sparked the Gouffran deal after Remy first fell through.

As you’ll see on the interview Alan Pardew says that Haidara is one for the future, which leaves us with Sissoko.

The midfielder clearly appears to have been a long time target who the club no doubt expected to get once out of contract at the end of the season.

I can’t wait to see him playing alongside Cheick Tiote with Cabaye released to play and create further forward.

However, I can already hear pessimists/realists putting two and two together and coming up with Sissoko’s planned arrival this summer equalling the club cashing in on Tiote.
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