Alan Pardew has reflected on the transfer window and his current Newcastle United squad, the conclusion is having to build a new team in the summer!
Read the following Pardew quotes below but keep in mind the recent quote that appeared under Joe Kinnear’s name in the match programme;
“Now we have strength and depth in most areas, as well as players within our ideal age range in most positions, our intentions for the first team going forward is to sign one or two players per year to improve the squad.”
“I already think that I have built 2 teams here, firstly the one with Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse.
“Then you could argue that the back end of last season and this one, I’ve built another team with Gouffran, Remy, Cabaye and Sissoko.
“Now I have to go and build another one this summer.
“Summer’s going to be very important because of the players we have with 2 years left on their contract and the situation within the group.
“We have got a very young team and it turns over quickly at Newcastle, you need to have a clear mind where you are going with it.
“Not even my ego would have envisaged the building of 3 teams.
“I assumed that I would build one but I have always had a vision of how I want to play and we have worked towards that.
“If we don’t replace Cabaye we might have to change the style of play a bit because of the personnel I have available.”
If as appears likely, Newcastle sign nobody today, a whole year will have gone without buying a single first team player.
Kinnear is in charge, Pardew has little or no power – I fear carnage in the summer and I dread to think how many loan players we’ll have in the squad come September.