Newcastle boss Pardew rules out striker signing: New defender priority

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew says he won't be seeking a new striker signing in January. Toon saw a deal for Sochaux's Modibo Maiga fall through over a failed medical.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew says he won't be seeking a new striker signing in January.

Toon saw a deal for Sochaux's Modibo Maiga fall through over a failed medical.

Pardew said: "As far as we are concerned, we will go with what we have got. It was just unfortunate, and unfortunate for the player.

"You can imagine the player is probably more disappointed than anybody else, but these things happen and we will have to do a lot of work now between now and the summer to locate another striker.

"You have to pay over the odds in this window, everybody does, and you have to accept that if you are going to invest in this window, and we won't in terms of a striker.

"We need to bring in a defender."

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