Newcastle looking to add youth and pace over the summer.

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Newcastle manager, Alan Pardew has lifted the lid a little on just what he is planning to add to the squad over the summer.

With Premier League status all but assured (article about that later) we can at least focus one eye on summer improvements. The focus of those new players will be pace and youth, according to Pardew, who is looking to establish some success and stability at United.

“We’re looking at a younger striker,” Pardew confirmed. “We’ve got Ben Arfa, we want a younger team here.”

“If you look at some of the successful clubs across Europe there is youth in those teams, as well as pace. That is something I am looking to introduce at Newcastle.”

Youth and pace sound good to me, but its getting those players who can do just that as well as adapt quickly to life in the Premier League. A whole host of names are likely to be linked over the summer, although it’s likely that we are actually only interested in a select few of them.

So what can we gleam from this then? Well obviously we are looking at a striker who is young and has a bit of pace and can play as a main striker as Hatem Ben Arfa is going to be our number 10 according to Pardew.

Can you think of a striker who fits the criteria?

One name who won’t be turning up at St James’ Park is Nigel Reo-Coker. The rumour mill churned that particular story out during the week, but Pardew has distanced himself and the club from any move for the out of favour Aston Villa midfielder.

“There’s no truth in the reports that we’ve contacted Nigel,” said Pardew. “There’s no negotiations and he won’t be coming here,”

It’s funny what a difference a game makes. If we’d have lost yesterday then I’d be moaning about us looking too far ahead and how we should be concentrating on the job in hand. One win and that opinion has changed. I’m actually glad that they club have seemingly been planning ahead and I’m quite looking forward to it myself. Fickle? 😀

Anyway, back on point, who could the striker that we are looking at be?

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152 thoughts on “Newcastle looking to add youth and pace over the summer.

  1. He sucks Widow Twankey’s ****. That is why he was eager to take him with him from Wigan. It’s true, honest 🙂


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