Newcastle have received a £3M offer from relegated West Ham, for their captain Kevin Nolan.
Kevin Nolan – West Ham bid turned down
Newcastle have turned down the offer, and we’re not sure Kevin would be too delighted to be back playing in the Championship next season, and the London club probably couldn’t afford Kevin’s wages either.
So it would hardly be good for Kevin to take a drop down in both class and wages to join West Ham now, would it?
Newcastle signed Kevin for £4M from Bolton Wanderers in January of 2009, but the club was then relegated five months later.
The very fact that West Ham have bid for the player will alert some Premier League clubs, like Bolton, and we just cannot believe Newcastle will sell their captain – what’s going on here?
The Liverpudlian has just turned down an extension to his current deal at Newcastle, because he wanted a three year extension but Newcastle offered only a two year extension.
Kevin still has two years left on his current contract, so the sky’s not falling in – not yet anyway.
Surely something can be worked out between the club and the player, so we’re not going to see bids this summer for Kevin Nolan as well as for Joey Barton, because that’s exactly what will happen.
New West Ham manager Sam Allardyce wants his former Bolton captain to help the London side get back into the Premier League. at their very first attempt next season.
But we wonder what manager Alan Pardew thinks of all this – he’s identified Kevin Nolan as a key player for Newcastle in the years ahead – and the club cannot even agree a new deal for him?
And we’ll not even mention Joey Barton and Jose Enrique, who are two more top players at Newcastle who could leave soon, although Joey has said he will see out the one year left on his current deal.
Newcastle must retain their best players and both Kevin and Joey are great for the team spirit at the club too, and theyll be needed to help the new players that come in over the summer.
If Newcastle cannot tie down their best players this summer, then Newcastle fans will not be very happy, whoever the club manages to bring in over the summer.