It’s now official because it’s on the official club site, that Newcastle United United have indeed completed the signing of Bolton Wanderers midfielder Kevin Nolan, for a fee of £4M, on a contract that will keep the player at Newcastle through the summer of 2013.
Kevin Nolan - will wear the number 4 shirt at Newcastle
The Newcastle web site said today:
The 26-year-old penned a four-and-a-half year deal at St.James’ Park this morning on Friday morning and will wear the No.4 shirt for the Magpies.
A delighted Nolan told nufcTV this morning:
“It’s all happened so quickly but it was an opportunity which was impossible to turn down.”
“I can’t wait to play in front of these fans every week and I’m really looking forward to the next four-and-a-half years.”
There will be an interview with the player this afternoon on nufcTV, and we cannot wait to hear what Kevin says in a deal that took less than 24 hours to complete.
So Newcastle have now proved that when they have to, they can move at lightning speed, and this will go a little way to making Newcastle fans a little happier.
But now the club must press on to sign more players before Monday afternoon. If we can do that we’ll have a chance of keeping our Premier league status this season.
We’d now like to see both Albin Ebondo and Ryan Taylor brought to the club as soon as possible, and more good players if we are indeed to sell Shay Given and Charles N’Zogbia, because if both players go we should be around £14M better off.
But let’s not sell N’Zogbia unless we can get a good player in to replace him.