Joe Kinnear has not made a good start to his job as Director of Football at Newcastle, and there’s a few reasons for that – one is his comments to the press have been a disaster, an absolute disaster, and Joe still hasn’t managed to get anybody through the door at Newcastle yet – which is his major job function.
Darren Bent – Newcastle to bid £5M?
But there was news on Sunday that we have made Darren Bent out priority target, at least for next week, and that Joe Kinnear will discuss the transfer situation with Alan Pardew tomorrow, and then presumably lodge some bids.
We expect Kinnear and Pardew have already talked some last week or over the weekend, so we hope bid(s) can be lodged tomorrow.
Aston Vila officially want £8M for Bent, but news tonight that Newcastle are confident they can get that price down to £5M or less, so for 10M Newcastle could have an experienced striker and a decent center-back added tho the squad.
And there was news today that we are after Rolando, the 27 year-old Porto and Portuguese International, who is supposed to be available for £5M, with Everton also said to be interested.
If Joe Kinnear can bring in those two players in the coming week, then we need just one more striker this summer, and could potentially be one of two French Internationals – Loic Remy from QPR or Bafetimbi Gomis of Lyon, who has just one year left on his contract at the French club.
Time is passing by, and Newcastle and Joe Kinnear need to show Newcastle fans that they can get the job done in the transfer market – we certainly did that in January, before Joe came back to Newcastle in his new role.
And the sooner the new players are on Tyneside, the sooner they will be fully integrated into the Newcastle squad.
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