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Alan Pardew – Transfer Deals Are All About ‘Layers’ These Days

8 years ago

Alan Pardew has been given us all an insight into how complicated the transfer market can be.

With Newcastle facing Manchester City with no new personnel to help them at the Etihad, the manager has talked of the ‘layers’ involved in the process of signing players.

This is what Alan Pardew said to the Telegraph

“Layers is a good word to use. No only do you usually have an egotistic owner at one end and egotistic owner at the other, but sometimes a technical director and then a manager. An agent, sometimes two. Then the family get involved, all of these people have to be satisfied in one form or another. It can get very very messy.

I think our squad is more than deep enough, we brought some guys in during the last window to address that. What does Remy bring? Instantaneous – goal. A goal from nothing, we need that element of surprise.”

I think that we all understand that it is no longer a case of two managers meeting at the Scotch Corner hotel and shaking hands on a player.

Yes some deals will be as Alan Pardew describes as above but most will not, the two club swill negotiate (or not) a price and then the same between club and player. Yes it might take days but it isn’t cracking the Enigma Code.

When you see Shola, Obertan, Sammy and Williamson on the bench tonight then you can mull over the manager’s comments about our ‘deep’ squad.

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