Newcastle boss admits summer of rebuilding ahead

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew feels that this summer is one of the biggest of his managerial career, as reported by Sky Sports

The Toon have thrived in the loan market this season but are facing competition to snap up the likes of Loic Remy on a permanent deal.

The future of players such as Hatem Ben Arfa and Papiss Cisse are also up in the air after the sale of Yohan Cabaye in January.

Pardew admits that every year has transitional feel to it at St James’ Park but this summer could be a thorough rebuilding job.

“I thought this summer would be a summer of that because the age of our players, the quality we have got, you were guessing that one or two might go,” he said.

“And with the players that we have with a year left (on their existing contracts) and those who are up, it was always a big job this summer.

“Most summers are (transitional) at Newcastle, but this one is perhaps more important than most.

“But we have got a transfer kitty that should work for us if we get the right players.”

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