Alan Pardew has confirmed that the club are unlikely to sign a striker in the January transfer window.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Liverpool game he stated that we will just have to go with what we’ve got after the collapse of the Modibo Maiga deal.
Personally I think it’s an utterly ridiculous situation and feel we should have been looking to build the team by signing a striker AND a defender. Now it seems almost certain (maybe) that we’ll just get the defender and nothing else which is a frightening prospect when you consider we’ll be losing Demba Ba for a few weeks to the African Cup of Nations. Heaven forbid if he ever got injured…
After Pardew’s public disapproval over the failure to sign a striker over the summer I’d have thought that we’d be looking for one. A sign of intention, a statement to the fans, anything. I really really should have known better.
Of course there is another potential avenue although I personally feel it’s a rather slim one. Why would Pardew advertise the fact we’re in for a striker? Like a said, it’s a slim avenue but there is some logic there.
I’m really annoyed by this. I understand we need to boost the defence but there are other areas that need addressing also, such as the fact we don’t have a regular goalscorer beyond Ba. Goals win you games after all…
Readjust your expectations lads n lasses!