Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan has given some clue as to Newcastle’s buying tactics in the summer, saying they need ‘three or four players’.
All eyes will be on Alan Pardew’s decisions in the transfer period, after the Toon made £35 million from selling star striker Andy Carroll to Liverpool in January. Whilst Pardew has a decent amount of money in Newcastle’s bank account to play with, the pressure will be on to find a player with as much presence in the squad as what Carroll had.
“Three or four players in the summer will help us to make sure we get into the next stage of the Premier League and then we can go on from there,” Nolan told The Journal.
“I’m looking forward to it, and really excited about the end of the season because I feel we’ve got enough to make sure we stay here.”
Newcastle’s main aim this season has been to stay out of the relegation zone. The Toon currently sit mid table, five points clear of the drop zone with 8 games to play.
“All the so-called experts and pundits said we were going to get relegated or we were going to struggle and we’ve proved them wrong up to now, although we’ve still got a long way to go.” Nolan said.
“These last nine games could be massive for next season. If we continue to play as we have done since the turn of the year, we will be okay.”