James Rodriguez wants to continue playing the same way for his new club Real Madrid as he had played for his country Colombia in the World Cup.
A record transfer fee has been paid to the French club Monaco by Madrid to let Rodriguez come to Santiago Bernabeu. There has been no disclosure of the exact amount as yet, but, if there is any truth in the reports that are coming through, it’s over 100 million dollars.
Newcastle United have been one of the active clubs in the transfer window so far with a couple of permanent signings to finally pacify the angry supporters. Newcastle went without making a permanent signing for more than 18 months. They had entirely dependent upon the loan market in order to refresh the squad, but after sales of players like Yohan Cabaye for more than £ 20 million, they are stepping back into the market once again. The club recently brought in Remy Cabella and managed Alan Pardew has revealed that he has high hopes for the player.
Newcastle United finally managed to take a monkey of the back after signing a player on a permanent basis. It has been almost 2 years since the club brought in a permanent player, as they have been largely relying upon loan deals. There has been huge uproar against the club owner Mike Ashley, who has been accused of taking money away from the club. Despite selling Yohan Cabaye for more than £ 20 million last January, the club has not invested any money back into the team. Their first major signing in two years is Jack Colback, who comes from their rivals Sunderland.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has said that he remains confident of turning down the fortunes of the club despite suffering a sixth consecutive defeat at the hands of Arsenal. Newcastle have been on a very poor run of form since the January transfer window came to an end with the sale of Yohan Cabaye to Paris St Germain. The midfielder was sold to the French outfit for around £ 20 million, but the cost of rebuilding the team will be much more. The loss of one player has affected the team so much that they have lost all the last six matches without exception.
Former Newcastle United owner Freddy Shepherd has revealed that current manager Alan Pardew will not have survived under his regime after such a poor run of results.
Pardew was given an eight-year contract by owner Mike Ashley in what is seen as a strange decision by the club. This has meant that they have been unable to sack him even when the manager was found guilty of head-butting an opposition player during a recent match with Hull city. This led to Pardew being banned from the stadium for three matches and a further touchline ban for several matches.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has received the highest punishment given to a Premier league manager in the history. He has been fined £ 60,000 and given a seven match ban following his head-butt of Hull City midfielder David Meyler.
This is one of the several problems Pardew has run into players and other managers over the last few years. The manager has also been given a separate £ 100,000 fine by his club. The 52-year-old will now miss most of this season, and he has revealed that he is likely to seek help by attending anger management courses.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has apologised to the Hull City player David Meyler for his involvement in a clash that saw the manager sent to the stands for bad behaviour. Newcastle were the recent visitors to the KC stadium in the Premier league match.
They managed a 4-1 win over the relegation threatened opposition to finally take some pressure off the club. Newcastle had managed three successive defeats before finally breaking the run with a 1-0 win over Aston Villa last weekend. They had to build on this win in order to sustain their position in the top half of the table.
Alan Pardew already spoke to the media about his January plans as the coach of Newcastle United said that it will be a fairly quiet month involving transfers but even with his statements, there still are a number of players that have been linked with Newcastle United.
Newcastle United has heightened their interest in Wilfried Zaha, the Manchester United winger, by opening dialogues to bring him in on loan, stated a leading United Kingdom based tabloid. Recent reports suggest that Wilfried's representatives have already met the Newcastle United officials to talk about the possibility of a 6 month contract.
While manager David Moyes is believed to be very keen on the suggestion of Wilfried getting 1st team football in English Premier League, the twenty year old has eliminated a come back to Crystal Palace, his former club.
Newcastle United suffered a shock 3-2 defeat at the hands of newly promoted Hull city at home during the weekend. It was not a result that manager Alan Pardew expected especially given that his team was coming into the match on the back of a good run of form.
Newcastle had a horrible transfer window in which they failed to get a number of transfer targets, while also having most of their star names linked with moves to other clubs. Pardew, though, has managed to get past all this and his team have started the season in a good way.