In an interview with the Sunday Mirror, Alan Shearer has talked about the Newcastle transfer window.
Alan Shearer expects Newcastle to spend more money
Shearer thinks Newcastle have lost their best two players in Andy Carroll and former captain Kevin Nolan, and both have left the Tyneside club in the last six months.
Andy joined behemoth Liverpool, and Kevin Nolan surprisingly left Newcastle last month, when he couldn’t get a new five year deal, and decided to join West Ham United in the Championship.
This is what Alan told the Mirror today:
“Everyone was obviously disappointed that Andy Carroll left. But it was understandable when you look at the money they got for him £35M is a helluva lot of cash.:
“Of course, you don’t want to lose your top players and Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan were probably Newcastle’s two best players.”
“I would be surprised of they did not go out and spend some more money. I hope that they do because they had a decent season on their return to the Premier League.:
“If they can improve again next season – that is all the fans want.” “Last season was decent and now the supporters will be looking for Alan Pardew to take them into the top 10.”
There was news this morning that Newcastle have a agreed a £6.5M fee (€7.5M) with PSG for striker Mevlut Erdinc, so it seems like terms must now be agreed with the player, and Mevlut is likely to join Newcastle in early August.
Mevlut would be the fifth signing this summer, with Yohan Cabaye, striker Demba Ba, Sylvain Marveaux, and 18 year-old Mehdi Abeid already having joined the club.
But we’d still like to see a couple more players signed, and if Jose Enrique finally leaves the club at the end of a six month long soap opera, that a new left back is also brought in to replace him.