By Chris Wright
With the brow-furrowing news that Kevin Nolan is currently undergoing a medical ahead of a move to West Ham this afternoon, Newcastle cohort Joey Barton – along with the majority of the watching world – has reacted with a big fat hairy ‘eh?’, hinting to the Twittersphere that there may well be a mini-exodus on the cards at St James’ Park this summer…
Word on the wire is that Newcastle were unwilling to crowbar a potentially lucrative clause in Nolan’s new contract that would see him earn increasingly hefty bonuses depending on the club’s finishing position in the league next season – but don’t hold us to that.
While it may not be clear what’s going on at Toon, it’s become abundantly clear what new Hammers’ boss Sam Allardyce is up to.
With a deal for Abdoulaye Faye already sewn up, Nolan on the way and talks reportedly opened with Ricardo Gardner – he’s obviously set about reuniting his glorious Bolton squad of 2005/06!
Anyone know where we can get hold of Bruno N’Gotty, Jared Borgetti, Hidetoshi Nakata and Matt Jansen?