Alan Pardew tried bring forward to Newcastle
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew tried his best to bring a striker to the club; according to managing director Derek Llambias. Newcastle have failed to replace Andy Carroll who joined Liverpool last year.
Derek Llambias said: "Work to bring a striker into the club began early in the summer.
"Negotiations were complex and protracted and unfortunately it was disappointing that ultimately we could not secure our priority target.
"Whilst we did turn our attention to alternative prospects in the latter stages of the window, we have a very clear transfer policy and will not make knee-jerk decisions at the last-minute which are not in the best interests of the club.
"We understand that supporters will feel frustrated that we did not sign another striker during the window, but it was not for lack of trying that we did not bring our final target in."