There has been a lot of speculation that the likes of Gabriel Obertan could be sold from Newcastle United. Manager Alan Pardew has once again raised to such a possibility by admitting that some of the players could be sold in the summer and that they are fighting for their future in the remaining matches of the season.
Newcastle will have a comfortable end to the season since they do not have much to play for in the remaining 10 matches. They are looking comfortable to avoid relegation trouble, while the possibility of European qualification also looks to be beyond them.
As a result, Pardew has stated in recent weeks that the plans to build for next season have already begun. The club will be rich with cash following the sale of Yohan Cabaye to Paris St Germain for a reported £ 25 million. It is not expected that most of this cash will be reinvested, but Pardew is likely to have a substantial amount following the sale of fringe players. Obertan, who arrived from Manchester United in a £ 2 million deal, has not been a first-team regular due to various issues like injuries.
He could be one of the players departing in order to raise money for new signings. Keeping Loic Remy will be a major issue for Newcastle.
“Yes, I think some are. Others not so, but I am still looking for a level of performance and consistency that will maybe get them into a World Cup squad and make sure they are a regular next season at this football club. I would like to really get that out of the way on Sunday and hopefully we can. I wouldn’t say we are very comfortable, but we are comfortable,” said Pardew, whose team are eighth in the table.