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Pardew – Cabaye Could Stay and We Still Buy Two, Or Yohan Could Go and NUFC Buy Nobody

8 years ago

The more Newcastle United’s transfer ‘strategy’ is explained by Alan Pardew, the more confusing it gets.

The latest is that Pardew is claiming Newcastle will/could buy one or two players even if they don’t sell Cabaye and/or anybody else.

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This is what the manager said to the Hartlepool Mail;

“I think the will is to bring in a player, maybe two, even if nothing else went out of the door.

I think in some ways the Remy deal has been a bit unfair, he is injured, he would have given us a different reflection.

I do not care how you weigh it up, it is a great deal, but we are all aware that we need a couple more and that is something that could be impacted by Cabaye’s transfer.

It is not like we need two, so let us go out and get two.”

Reading between the lines of what Pardew is saying, looking for the reality/truth, I think he is just stating what we always knew.

If a deal ticks all the right boxes financially, then Mike Ashley will do it, even if it is for a position that we aren’t desperate to strengthen. It would appear to be fact that Newcastle have shown real interest in some or all of Darren Bent, Bafetimbi Gomis, Scott Sinclair and others but the deals haven’t happened.

The only assumption I can make is that there is every chance Newcastle United may well not buy anybody even if Cabaye or others leave – unless Mike Ashley gets a deal offered that is exactly (financially) right for him.

Yet again Newcastle United aren’t driving this transfer market, simply waiting to see if other clubs will offer enough for our players, whilst at the same time happy not to buy anybody unless they are willing to sell at a certain price.

That is not driving a hard bargain, rather it is like playing Russian Roulette with your fate in the hands of others.

As for the Remy deal, the manager talks about the player being injured as some sort of bad luck. When the player was announced as a signing there was not one mention of Remy’s injury, it only emerged in later days that the club knew he was knackered when he was brought in and hadn’t trained for three weeks at that point. Now realistically it is looking like mid-September when we may see him in black & white, over 8 months since he did the dirty on Newcastle at the last minute and signed instead for QPR who already had one foot in the Championship.

Until we actually see Remy do something for Newcastle United, forgive me Alan, if I’m not doing cartwheels at this (only) bit of transfer (loan) business.


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