St James’ Park side keen to bring in new additions from French top tier.
Newcastle United will reportedly look to bring in a trio of Ligue 1 targets as Alan Pardew looks to boost his inconsistent squad according to CalcioMercato.
Whilst it would be churlish, and inaccurate, to state that Pardew has worked on a shoestring budget since he took over at St James’ Park back in December 2010 it’s certainly true that outgoing player sales have far outweighed funds made available to the Magpies boss and on a number of occasions he has brought in quality players for sums far below their true value.
Bargain buys like Yohan Cabaye, Cheick Tiote, Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse were all purchased for less money than was accrued from the sale of Andy Carroll to Liverpool and after an indifferent start to the current campaign it seems moves are afoot to bring in reinforcements.
This source believes that Newcastle United have taken a fancy to French international Loic Remy, who has fallen out of the Marseille first team picture despite finishing as the club’s top scorer for two seasons running.
Any interest in the former Nice man could be related to the fact that the aforementioned Ba still has a £7.5m release clause hanging over his head.
Lille full-back Mathieu Debuchy was very close to joining Newcastle United over the summer and despite the fact that Danny Simpson signed a new contract Pardew is still very much interested in the French defender, who impressed during the Euro 2012 finals.
Interest in Toulouse midfielder Moussa Sissoko, who has certainly outgrown his surroundings, could also lead some to believe that Tiote could be on the move, as the two players offers similar attributes, though Pardew will surely push to keep his enforcer at the club if any big offer is tabled then there must be a fear that owner Mike Ashley could take the money and run.
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