Alan Pardew seems to talk about the transfer market every day now, although that’s probably because he’s asked about it every day.
Connor Whickham – one potential target for Newcastle
When September rolls around Newcastle fans will have a better idea of how far Alan Pardew can move Newcastle forward, and we suppose the aim for next season is to finish in the top 8 in the Premier League, and maybe even qualify for European competition.
Newcastle can still finish in the top 10 this season, but we’ve lost some ground over the last four games with just two points gained, and it seems to be touch and go at the moment..
Finishing in the top 10 would exceed expectations most fans had at the beginning of the season, where the number one goal was just to stay in the league, and the team has already achieved that, thank goodness.
This is what manager Alan Pardew said today:
“This summer is an opportunity to give this team a new look and that’s what we intend to do.” “We need to add a bit more pace to the side.”
“And we need to add more energy in certain areas in order to get a team capable of competing in the top 10 of this division.”
“We want to finish this season as strongly as possible. Then in the summer we are going to rebuild.” “We’re in the market for good players – it’s as simple as that.”
Newcastle have already been linked with what seems like a host of potential signings in the summer, but whether the club can really get some good players through the door or not, I just don’t know at this point, but the hopes remain high, as usual.
But the good news has to be that the club will have both Dan Gosling and Ben Arfa fit again for the pre-season.