Newcastle boss slams Liverpool & Man United transfers

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew believes that moves from Liverpool and Manchester United to snap up Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw for big fees are bad news for other clubs.

The Southampton duo have both signed for the Premier League giants for fees of over £25m in the past few days to join the list of English players to have swapped teams for massive figures in recent seasons.

Andy Carroll has long been hailed as the prime example of such affairs, with Liverpool having paid £35m to take him to Anfield in 2011, while a number of other Three Lions stars in the past have also commanded big figures.

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Pardew believes that the actions of the bigger sides are bad for the likes of Newcastle, who are being priced out of bidding for talented Englishman:

“The fees being paid for players such as Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana, illustrate an important point that supporters need to understand,” he is quoted by The Express.

“Clubs like Newcastle get accused of not signing English players, but these are prices mid-table teams in the Premier League simply cannot afford, unlike Champions League clubs with their extra revenue.

“We recently inquired about an unproven player not in the side at one of our top clubs, and we were asked [for] £14m. He will not be joining.”

Pardew went on to say that his side have been, and most likely will again, forced to look abroad:

‘We can pick up players such as Yohan Cabaye (Now at PSG), Mathieu Debuchy and Moussa Sissoko for reasonable fees, all of whom have been starring for France at the World Cup.”


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