St James' Park, Newcastle

Next Game

Newcastle v So'ton

Sunday, 09 August 2015, 13:30

Barclays Prem

St James' Park, Newcastle

Last Game

Newcastle 0 - 1 M'gladbach

Saturday, 01 August 2015, 15:00

Friendly Match

Pardew won't rush into deals

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew insists they will not be rushing into many deals in January.

Last Updated: 18/12/13 at 16:11 Post Comment

Alan Pardew: Won't spend big in January

Alan Pardew: Won't spend big in January

A struggling Newcastle spent heavily 12 months ago in bringing in the likes of Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Yoan Gouffran, Massadio Haidara and Moussa Sissoko.

But now with those players fully settled into the squad Pardew seems happy with the strength of his squad.

"I think we can be very calculated in this window. If you are in a good position, there is no need to rush anything," said Pardew.

"In the corresponding window last year, we really needed to do some business and when you need to do business, I think it is a difficult window.

"When you don't need to do business, which perhaps you can argue we don't, then maybe you can look at it in a more calculated manner."

A striker, and possibly a defender, remain on Newcastle's radar and Sky Sports understands long-term target Luuk de Jong remains very high on their wishlist.

Another previous target Bafetimbi Gomis is also still on their radar whilst they have also been linked with Dimitar Berbatov and Olympiakos' in-form front-man Konstantinos Mitroglou in recent weeks.

Newcastle are currently sat sixth in the table and Pardew is pleased with how their season is shaping up.

"The last ten games have proven our consistency, that we're a good side," he said.

"Whether we can be a great side, we will have to wait and see. We already have one more point than we did in the season when we finished fifth two years ago, so we're in good shape."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

G

ood lord that's got me unnecessarily excited. Damn you Storey. Cut to Liverpool being crushed under the wheels of Sparky's Stoke Machine and Firmino brought off the bench to no effect. It's the hope that kills you.

suarez_blind
Roberto Firmino: Steel To Complement The Silk

N

o Schweini? Have to admit that I did a little sex wee when we signed him and I can't wait to see him in action!!!

spence
F365's Top Ten Players We Can't Wait To Watch

I

think he'll do quite well. My only reservation would be Kagawa, who had similar stats to Firmino in the bundesliga before he came, but time will tell.

GVMUFC
Roberto Firmino: Steel To Complement The Silk

Footer 365

Manchester City agree £14m fee with Roma for Edin Dzeko

Sky sources understand Manchester City have agreed a £14m fee with Roma for striker Edin Dzeko.

Real Madrid 2-0 Tottenham: Gareth Bale nets in Audi Cup win

Gareth Bale scored against his former club as Real Madrid beat Tottenham 2-0 to qualify for the Audi Cup final.

Angel Di Maria is 'very happy' to join PSG from Manchester United

Angel Di Maria's move to PSG from Manchester United looks set to go through after he expressed his delight at the deal.

Mail Box

Louis Van Gaal Only Wants Football Robots

Louis van Gaal only wants players who are human robots, apparently. It's a great Mailbox, with thoughts on Chelsea, Audi Cup, Fabregas, Lingard and Joe Gomez...

Is Jack Wilshere The New Diaby?

This was supposed to be his season but he is already injured. We have mails on Chelsea, TV football, why Raheem Sterling is worth more than ADM and more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company