Pardew plots moves for British players
Alan Pardew has declared that he intends to alter his transfer policy in order to bring in more British talent.
The Mirror are reporting that the Englishman is intending to recruit more British players to a side that is heavily influenced by French players.
The policy of buying French players has attracted criticism from the media and other clubs around England because they claim that Newcastle aren’t boosting the credentials of British talent.
Newcastle United currently have 10 French players that could considered for the starting line up.
Many of these players were recruited over the summer or in January of this year.
Yoann Gouffran, Moussa Sissokho, Loic Remy, Massaido Haidara and Mapou Yanga-MBiwa have all been signed over the past 10 months in a bid to use the foreign talent for their own success.
However, they now only have five players that are registered to a British nationality which has concerned many managers around the Premier League.
Especially as the media are criticising England, in particular, for not having enough quality coming through the ranks citing the fact that the influence of foreign players is a leading factor in this argument.
But Pardew has recognised the criticism and has stated to the media that he will focus his attention on bringing British talent to Newcastle United.
He also insisted that the Director of football, Joe Kinnear, is supportive of his role.
He also went on to say that the owner of Newcastle, Mike Ashley, doesn’t have any logic when it comes to football as he will often do something bold if something is not going right and Pardew insists that isn’t the way an owner should run a club.