Newcastle boss admits ‘offensive’ additions on the cards

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says that summer transfers are a priority, that he has funds in place to do business and that he will be targeting attacking players.

The Magpies’ dealings over the course of the last two windows have been heavily criticised by fans of the club, with Loic Remy and Luuk de Jong their only notable arrivals – both of whom are only on loan.

To make matters worse, Yohan Cabaye was sold to Paris Saint-Germain earlier this year, and despite his importance to the first-team a replacement was not signed

Although there are concerns surrounding owner Mike Ashley’s willingness to back Pardew in the transfer market, the Newcastle manager says that he will be able to make additions – particularly in forward positions – in a few months’ time:

“We know, in the summer, we have a kitty to spend.” He told the Shields Gazette.

“We’re going to need to spend it well, particularly in offensive areas.”

Making Remy’s loan stay a permanent one is believed to be Newcastle’s priority, but they may face serious competition from Tottenham and Arsenal for the QPR man.

As well as the in-form striker, Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier is also a target after a failed move in January.

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