How Will Kinnear's 'Review' Work?

22 June 2013 12:49
Mike Ashley will not splash the cash this summer until new director of football Joe Kinnear carries out his review of the first-team squad.

And for Kinnear to do that he will have to see them play.

So don't expect any transfers until the end of the transfer window, which is the last thing Alan Pardew wants . or needs.

It could mean no transfers until we have started the campaign, and Pardew made it know he wanted new faces BEFORE the players returned to training on July 4th.

He said in May: "We will be looking to sign a central defender and striker before the players come back off holiday."

That ain't gonna happen.

The Magpies have rejected the chance to sign two defenders on free transfers – Twente’s Douglas and Reading’s Alex Pearce – as Kinnear assesses the players already on board.

Source: Newcastle United Mad