Newcastle boss not looking to buy British

Alan Pardew
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ALAN Pardew says Newcastle United are unlikely to buy British if they moves for another striker.

Newcastle could move for another player if there are one or more outgoings over the coming week.

Newcastle have signed three English players – Jack Colback, Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow – this summer. But Pardew doesn’t feel there is much value in the British market.

“We keep talking about British players and English players being promoted, but every time you try to go and buy one in Britain, it is very difficult,” said Pardew.

“It’s such a shame. If we could get some realism around our own strikers, then maybe they would get more opportunities.

“If you looking out there for British strikers, there aren’t too many.

“But there are some good players in the background, particularly in the top five clubs, and it is a shame they can’t get their chance and a platform to play.”

Former Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock had claimed before the Villa game on BT Sport that Pardew had told him that Newcastle were close to making another signing.

Pardew played down Warnock’s comments after the game.

But he added there would be “some movement” at St James’s Park before September 1, and indicated that there could be “one or two” departures.

Hatem Ben Arfa, Shane Ferguson, Gabriel Obertan and Gael Bigirimana all face uncertain futures at United.