Sky Sports News is reporting now that Newcastle have completed the signing of Bolton midfielder Kevin Nolan from Bolton on a four-and-a-half-year deal for a fee believed to be in the region of £4M.
Kevin Nolan – now a Newcastle United player – great!
This is a great deal for Newcastle and he will be able to make his debut against Sunderland on Sunday.
Kevin has played more than 320 games for Bolton in his 10 years at the Lancashire club, and it looks like Newcastle moved very quickly yesterday, after an emergency meeting of Joe Kinnear and the Newcastle Board to pursue the player.
The injuries to Joey Barton, who is out 8 weeks with a broken right foot and captain Michael Owen, who is out with an ankle injury for around 4 weeks, seems to have finally propelled Newcastle into action – at last.
We also have a £1.5M bid in for Wigan’s Ryan Taylor who can play either full-back or on the wing, and either left or right side – a very versatile and good player.
Newcastle are trying to get Ryan who wants to move to Newcastle, signed so he can also play against Sunderland on Sunday.
We expect to hear from Kevin on the official Newcastle site shortly, but it looks like he didn’t have much doubts about signing for Newcastle United, that’s for sure, and this will give a big boost to our squad for the game on Sunday.
It’s great to have Kevin at the club.