With the shocking news that Joe Kinnear is the new director of football at Newcastle United as confirmed by the club last week the summer transfer window could be ever more interesting for Geordie fans.

The 66-year-old former Toon manager has been quick to point out that he will be in charge of player recruitment at St James’ Park (later retreating by saying he’d be working in conjunction with Alan Pardew in an interview with talkSPORT), meaning new transfer targets could be on the horizon for the Magpies.

In the next few slides, we take a look at some of the transfer targets that have been linked with a switch to Tyneside and rate the likelihood of their completion.  It could transpire that the targets discussed do not meet the Joe Kinnear seal of approval, but we’re going to take a guess anyway.


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It looks certain that Newcastle will strengthen up front this summer, hence the number of strikers included in the previous slides. Midfield seems to be sufficiently covered, while defence could be improved if the powers that be decide to splash the cash.

Those powers could be at war though, as Joe Kinnear insists he has a major part in who the club signs and sells.

This could lead to conflict and misunderstanding, so the summer is almost certain to be eventful both on and off the pitch for the Magpies.

Never a dull moment at St James' Park.

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  1. Northwest mag dan

    PEA is the only one which would excite me from this article. I do rate Bent but would rather the club stuck to their initial idea of signing players in their early to mid 20's who still have the hunger to achieve big things.
    I only saw the highlights from the Uruguay game last night but if I was in charge at SJP I would have been up at 6am this morning to enquire about Abel Hernandez. What a prospect he looks. And I know what you're thinking.. He was only playing against Tahiti… but if he can score goals like that against the Tahiti defence just imagine what he would do against the likes of Wes Brown and John o Shea 🙂


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