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Newcastle United Boss Alan Pardew Calls For Transfer Window Change

Toon chief believes rules aren’t set up to help clubs.

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Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has called for the transfer window to close before the season starts in order to avoid uncertainty and unwarranted speculation, Sky Sports reports.

The Magpies boss was left infuriated by Arsenal’s £10 million approach for star midfielder Yohan Cabaye just hours before the club kicked off their season against Manchester City, to which United lost 4-0 after Cabaye was left out of the side from having his head turned by the offer.

Pardew believes the Gunners should have waited until Tuesday morning before submitting a bid, and has accused Arsene Wenger of being ‘disrespectful’.

Clubs have until September 2nd to conduct their business, but Pardew believes a change in the rules of the transfer wondow should be introduced in order to create a fairer playing field, as he says it is not just Newcastle who have endured unwarranted attention for thier stars.

“There is a question about the window being closed before we kick off the Premier League season,” he said.

“I know the Premier League asked the European leagues to do it and they wouldn’t fall in line.

“But after the summer we have had, the situations we have had, with (Wayne) Rooney as well, it is definitely something they need to put under the microscope again.”


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