Pardew: 'The One Player I Would Love To Sign Is ...'

17 June 2012 12:29
Forget Cristiano Ronaldo and Robin van Persie . given an open cheque book . the man Alan Pardew would love to sign is .

. Spain's Andres Iniesta.

Alan Pardew: "Any World Cup or European Championship throws up new names, who can eclipse the better-known ones like Cristiano Ronaldo and Robin van Persie who have struggled to make an impact.

"I said two weeks ago that Ronaldo needed to make a real impression on a major tournament and he has not done so.

"Now those two face each other today and one of them can still go through.

"Maybe that late Portuguese goal against Denmark could be the springboard for them and Ronaldo.

"Players who have looked top class are the Russian Alan Dzagoev, the Poles Robert Lewandowski and Jakub Blaszczykowski , and the Croat Mario Mandzukic.

"But if money was no object the one I would be signing would be Spain's Andres Iniesta."




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