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£3m for Nolan rejected, but do we need him anyway?

June 9th, 2011 | 75 Comments |

Newcastle reject West Ham's bid for Kevin Nolan.
£3m from West Ham rejected
Newcastle United have allegedly rejected a £3m offer from West Ham for team captain Kevin Nolan.

I have to say up-front that solid quotes about this matter are sorely lacking but it seems that West Ham’s bid of £3m for Kevin Nolan was rejected.

Definitive information about Nolan’s contract situation is also difficult to pin down. The rumour is that Kevin Nolan was offered a two year extension to his contract, which he refused because he wanted a five year deal. This has led certain elements of the media to conclude that the 28 year-old is now ‘unsettled’ at Newcastle. Whether there’s any truth in that matter is yet to be seen, although we do know Nolan’s contract negotiations were under way and then we heard nothing else about it, possibly pointing to some sort of problem with the negotiations.

The Daily Mail goes one step further than the rest of the media and suggests that Newcastle want £6m for the player who, they point out, scored more goals than Wayne Rooney last season. Although they could simply have plucked that figure out of thin air.

But do we need Kevin Nolan anyway? (more…)