There are a few bits and bobs in the Sunday Sun today that caught my eye, so I thought I would round them up into one handy article again for you all.
One of them is the bit about Newcastle chasing an international striker at a top European club, and how Newcastle are willing to break the bank to get him. Now the Sunday Sun stops short of mentioning names which I guess will mean that Twitter and the likes will once again be a breeding ground for rumours. It will be interesting to see what names are dreamed up.
Personally I haven’t a clue who it could be. Apparently it’s a player who is being courted by other clubs, and it’s also not Demba Ba but then again it could all be irrelevant as we might not end up with him. As ever, it is just speculation until something concrete happens.
Meanwhile, the Sunday Sun understands that Neil Taylor is NOT a replacement for Jose Enrique and insists that senior left-backs are being sought after should Enrique decide to leave Newcastle this summer. That Spaniard is apparently stalling on the new contract offered, which doesn’t look promising. However, it also doesn’t mean that he is definitely off so I guess we have to maintain some hope.
In other news, new signing Yohan Cabaye has urged his former colleague, Gervinho to join him at St James’ Park. He told the Sunday Sun: “Gervinho is a player I like a lot – on and off the pitch”.
“When we played together in Lille, I told him he must come and join me at Newcastle as well! I think he listened. Now we will see what happens.”
We’ll see what happens indeed, although if I was Cabaye I wouldn’t be getting my hopes up. It does seem like Cabaye is pretty sold on Newcastle though, and it seems that Alan Pardew done a good job selling the club to him when the pair met prior to the completion of the move.
Cabaye continued: “I was especially concerned to find out about the desires that the manager had. I went and talked to him and he answered all my questions. That was very important.”
“I was very impressed by Alan, he said he likes to play football in a passing style and he also knew a lot about me. He answered all the questions I had. I knew it was the right move after talking to him.”
So there is a bit of a round-up of all the news so far today. Most of you know that I sometimes do it like this rather than stringing it out over several articles. I’m not interested in hits, figures ad revenue like some other sites and would prefer not to waste your time by keeping it concise.
What do you think of all this?
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