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Pardew Claims Massive Bid For English Player

8 years ago

None of us had great expectations of the summer transfer window and the end result was about as bad as we could have thought it could be.

This week Alan Pardew has talked about fans disappointed Newcastle didn’t make a ‘marquee signing’, to the bemusement of the supporters, and now he is claiming that United bid ‘a lot of money’ for an English player this summer.

This is what he had to say to the Shields Gazette;

“We could well be starting (on Saturday v Villa) without any English player, I am sure we will get a lot of negative press.

We tried to bring an English player to this club (this summer) for a lot of money but it didn’t happen.

That is something we have looked at, the ratio of foreign players is getting tight for us.

It is important in our transfer policy that we bring in some English players.”

The one English player the club claimed they’d bid for in the summer was Darren Bent, with claims that Villa were wanting £6m and Newcastle not prepared to match that, the player ending up at Fulham on loan.

Millions of pounds is obviously millions of pounds but inside Premier League football you have to look at the going rate and surely Alan Pardew can’t claim a bid of under £6m is a ‘lot of money’? Can he? Maybe he got carried away after seeing the likes of Beardsley, Shearer and Ferdinand turning out on Wednesday and wanted to be a part of that feelgood factor.

There were rumours of interest in Tom Ince but surely if the likes of Blackpool had turned down ‘a lot of money’; for their star man they’d be wanting to make sure their fans knew about it.

Plus if Newcastle had made an official bid for a player then surely they could be saying now who it was.

Smoke and mirrors coming into play, just for a change.

The truth is never clear these days at Newcastle United.

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