Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew launches attack on football agents

Pardew attacks agents
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Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew attacks agents for pricing their players out of the transfer market this summer.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has said that football agents are to blame for the club failing to land big-name targets this summer.

Pardew has chased a number of players from across the continent during the close season but has been unable to conclude deals, including missing out on French international defender Mathieu Debuchy.

The Magpies boss told The Sun: "You ask any Premier League manager, outside of Chelsea, and we are all worrying about where to pitch.

"The big problem we have as football managers and chairmen is the valuation agents are putting on their players.

"They need to understand times have changed."

Newcastle kick off their Premier League campaign at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, August 18.

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