West Ham had a £3M bid turned down by Newcastle for Kevin Nolan yesterday.
Kevin Nolan – Newcastle captain to be sold?
But the Daily Mail is reporting this morning that Newcastle want £6M for the 28-year-old Liverpudlian.
Assuming this news is true – just for a moment – what has Kevin Nolan done to deserve this kind of treatment from the Newcastle hierarchy?
Kevin has been simply outstanding for Newcastle in the last couple of seasons, as he helped take Newcastle from relegation to promotion in their very first season down below, and then helped them into a very decent 12th place in the Premier League last season.
And Kevin scored 30 goals for Newcastle in those two seasons, including 12 last season, and that included a famous hat-trick against Sunderland last year in Newcastle’s 5-1 walloping of local rivals Sunderland.
We have to hope this news is not true, but at Newcastle everybody seems to have their price under owner Mike Ashley.
We simply have no idea why Newcastle would sell their captain Kevin Nolan, who has often waxed lyrical about the Newcastle club and their fans, and is a hero on Tyneside.
Kevin is currently the soul of the Newcastle team, and we have no idea why Newcastle would sell this player, who after all still has two years left on his contract, and doesn’t want to leave.
What’s going on with Kevin Nolan and the Newcatsle hierarchy, is a very good question.
Maybe manager Alan Pardew can explain exactly what is happening with his captain, and what the situation really is, since Alan has often said that Kevin Nolan is vital to the Magpies’ future.