We were hoping that somebody from the club, such as Alan Pardew, would explain to fans the logic of selling captain Kevin Nolan.
Kevin Nolan – disappointed at Newcastle deal
But the Newcastle Journal this morning have some explanations of why Kevin Nolan left the club, and it seems he was not too happy with the treatment he received during his recent contract negotiations, and not happy with the final contract offered to him.
The Newcastle Journal is saying today that West Ham paid Newcastle £4.5M for Kevin Nolan and Kevin will be on a massive £55K/week at the east London club.
It seems that Kevin finally had enough of Newcastle once the club (translate that to Ashley and Llambias) said they wouldn’t offer Joey Barton a new deal, and Kevin apparently tuned down what was said to be a reasonable offer from Newcastle.
So it seems to us the owner Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias are driving players from the club, if this news is to be believed, because we also understand Jose Enrique is not too thrilled with Mike Ashley.
The Newcastle hierarchy are not happy at offering long term deals to players who will be in their 30s once the deal expires, but this is a risky game they are playing this summer, and will no likely lose a lot of their experienced players this summer..
Nolan is said to feel let-down by the club over his recent contract negotiations, so it seems Kevin elected to leave, and turned down a new three year deal offered to him by Newcastle.
Kevin is getting a phenomenal deal at West Ham, and is said to be an improvement of what he was offered at Newcastle, and it seems it’s for a four year period.
So a second division club can offer Nolan a better deal than Newcatsle can – how could they ever let that happen?
The Newcatsle deal was just not long enough for Kevin, and he got a longer deal, more money and more security at West Ham, so it seems the move was based purely on a better contract at West Ham, and having the opportunity to join up with Sam Allardyce again.