Magpies won’t pay over the odds for new recruits.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has warned rival clubs that he won’t pay over the odds for players as he continues his search for new recruits ahead of the season kick off on August 17, Sky Sports reports.
Pardew is keen to add more depth to his front line after a disappointing campaign in front of goal last time round and has made Aston Villa’s Darren Bent, QPR’s Loic Remy and Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis his primary targets.
However, despite ongoing talks with all three the club has so far failed to bring any of them in, but Pardew admitted that he will only do business if the deal is right.
“I m not concerned about any of them slipping away,” said Pardew.
“I think that we are in the market still.
“We will pay what we think is the right price.”
Pardew added: “We have always managed to get somebody over the line. I think we will this time.”
Pardew also confirmed that Bent and Gomis were still players that he was looking at after recent reports had suggested that both deals had broken down.
“They are all very much on the radar,” he added.
“We will pursue them until we get them.”