Newcastle on Keane and Bentley

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Alan Pardew has hinted Robbie Keane and David Bentley are Newcastle targets.

Pardew told Sky Sports 1 after the victory over Wigan: “I’ve made it clear to Mike and Derek that I think it is important that we be seen to be doing something positive with the group.

“We have got some really good players and I think we need another player in this window. Hopefully we can get that.”

Asked if there was any substance to reports of interest in Keane and Bentley, Pardew added: “There is a lot in both of those, but I don’t know if they are for us.

“You have got to make sure that the decision you make is the correct one. And the most important thing, I think, for this particular club is that they can carry the shirt and be big enough and bold enough to play with the expectation.

“Those two players obviously fit that bill.”

Pardew continued: “I can’t say we haven’t spoken to Spurs because I was speaking to them last week and we talked about players.

“I think they want to do some movement and we want to do some movement.

“Whether we take a player from Spurs is a question I can’t answer, but we are looking at the market and we want to bring an offensive player in.

“I have made no mistake about that with the board and with the press – I want an offensive player.”

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6 COMMENTS

  1. I don't think any Spurs fan will be too dissapointed to lose either of those two.
    Keane was never thought of in the same way, after he went to Liverpool. He runs about like
    a headless chicken, but never looks like scoring.
    Bentley was full of promise, especially after the wonder goal against The Goons, but never
    lived up to expectations. Shame, because he looked like he could've been a player that Spurs fans love.

  2. Im ok with the transfer as long we get someone to replace them. We need strong bench, cause we've got lots of games to play. We can get Pienaar for Bentley and someone good to replace Keane.

  3. as i mentioned two weeks ago spurs will bid 15 million plus kean and bentley – spurs manager see beckham and andy carroll options as workable system in some games – i think deal may happen before Manchester game

  4. Andy Carroll for Keane, Bentley + £15m please don’t be so stupid. Keane is worth £6m and Bentley is worth £9m. So thus would make Carroll a £30m transfer, well that my friend does not add up. Carroll has scored a few thus season but have a look on YouTube and see how kindly the ball has fallen for him. Even Didier Zokora would gave scored 10 the way they have fallen. Totally overrated nonsense for an average player. I would prefer Fabiano, Connor Wicham & Benzema for that sort of cash. So if the toon want them, I say let them buy them and we will find proven superstars to replace them.

    • I suppose you think Crouch is a better header of the ball than Carroll? I agree 15 mill plus Bentley and Keane is preposterous but Carroll would be a huge improvement from Crouch.

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