Alan Pardew Reveals The Problems He’s Had Buying Strikers This Summer
Alan Pardew’s latest bulletin on Newcastle United’s summer transfer window dealings isn’t for the faint hearted.
With Newcastle currently having not one single available senior striker available for the start of the Premier League season, Pardew has now said that strikers, “…are ‘the toughest ones to get over the line.” The United manager going on to say that it will be pre-season before forwards are likely to commit to clubs such as Newcastle.
“The key signings, the strikers, are obviously the toughest ones to get ‘over the line’.
“They hedge their bets a little bit and we’ve got a little bit of that going on.
“They’ll start securing up when pre-season is back in swing and they’re focused on clubs – that is when we see real activity.
“We are doing everything we can to be in the loop with ones we want to be in the loop with, hopefully we’ll get the signings we want.”
These quotes make it even more transparent as to why Pardew was so massively [intlink id=”44101″ type=”post”]talking up Spanish second division signing Ayoze Perez[/intlink], saying what a brilliant prospect he is and how he hopes that this coming season will see him make it.
This World Cup excuse is just more rubbish from Pardew, last summer Newcastle were in exactly the same position and exactly the same happened. Cisse was our only decent striking option and he was in dispute with the club and even left out of pre-season friendlies, yet Newcastle bought not a single striker and only loaned Loic Remy late on. pLus Remy was known to have an injury that would keep him out of the opening matches of the Premier League last season.
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