Report: Alan Pardew’s mis-season departure has left two Newcastle deals in limbo

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Alan Pardew left Newcastle United for Premier League rivals Crystal Palace in the middle of the 2014-15 season.

Newcastle United could miss out on David Concha and Jorge Mere this summer, according to The Shields Gazette.

It has been reported by the British newspaper that the Premier League outfit have been trying to sign the Spanish duo since last season.

“The club was hopeful of reaching agreements with the players, valued at upwards of £1million each, and their cash-strapped clubs in January,” states the report.

However, the departure of Alan Pardew in the middle of the 2014-15 campaign has left the deals to bring in winger Concha from Racing Santander and defender Mere from Sporting Gijon in limbo, according to The Shields Gazette.

It has been reported that Everton are now interested in Mere, while Real Betis and Valencia want Concha.

Should Newcastle regret if they miss out on Spanish duo?

Both Concha and Mere are highly rated Spain Under-19 internationals, but Newcastle should not be too concerned if they miss out on them.

The main reason is that neither player is (or was) going to make a huge impact at St. James’ Park in the upcoming 2015-16 campaign.

While Newcastle should be looking at signing players who can be long-term successes, at this moment in time they need a squad capable of competing in the Premier League.

A top-10 finish will be the primary target for new head coach Steve McClaren, and the club should be focusing on signing established players who are going to help him achieve that in his first season in charge of the Magpies.

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