Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has revealed that he is ready to spend this summer in a bid to strengthen his squad.
The Magpies have endured two miserable transfer windows on the spin, with big name players such as Yohan Cabaye being sold without replacements drafted in.
Their last two major signings have been Loic Remy and Luuk de Jong, but both players are only at St James’ Park on loan.
As a result of the disappointment director of football Joe Kinnear was recently relieved of his duties, and Pardew – speaking after their eight-game winless streak ending victory over Aston Villa – says that deals will be done in the next window:
“We can build on this win now and the way we need to build is by finishing strongly and then we can go into the summer [and strengthen],” he is quoted by talkSPORT.
“We all know as much as we haven’t spent any money in the last 18 months, we have got a nice little kitty there and we’ve got to make good use of it. If we make good use of it we can come back stronger next year.”
Keeping on-loan striker Remy – who netted against Villa – is seen as a priority, but the ‘Toon’ may face opposition from Arsenal for the QPR ace.