Recent reports speculate that Mike Ashley has handed Alan Pardew a substantial warchest to strengthen Newcastle United. While any significant outlay from the frugal owner is unlikely, signings on Tyneside are expected to at least cover the anticipated departures.
First Demba Ba, now Yohan Cabaye. Pardew needs to somehow replace these influential figures whilst adding some much needed depth to the squad. Although Graham Carr still guides the transfer policy at St. James’ Park, recent media reports suggests that the club are looking at players from both the continent and the Premier League. But having not made a permanent first-team signing since January 2013, supporters are understandably pessimistic ahead of the upcoming transfer window.
The World Cup will inevitably prove to be an impediment to every Premier League club’s transfer business. But having examined the rumour mill, here are SIX deals Newcastle could get wrapped up before the competition kicks off on June 12.