Pardew happy with Newcastle squad despite lack of reinforcements

The Magpies boss has already snapped up three summer signings and is hoping to add to his squad, although he has faith that last season's team can repeat their success
Alan Pardew has moved to allay fears over Newcastle United's lack of action in the transfer market, insisting that he is happy with his current squad even if he cannot secure more arrivals.

The Magpies have signed youngsters Romain Amalfitano, Gael Birigimana and Curtis Good this summer and have been strongly linked with a move for Lille full-back Mathieu Debuchy, though that has been stalled by the French club as they pursue a replacement.


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ardew told BBC Newcastle: "I'm relaxed as these guys did a great job last year and I'd have no problem picking from the group we have now. Whether we'll get the guys we want in time for the season, I don't know.

"Obviously I want to strengthen, but patience is the key."

The former Southampton boss has outlined his targets for the summer and has now put his faith in the Sports Direct Arena board to complete the transfers.

He explained: "I'm out of it now really, I've made my selections of who we think will take the team forward.

"Now it's about Lee [Charnley, club secretary] and Derek [Llambias, managing director] trying to get a deal that works for us and for the club who have the player.

"I've left it to them and now we'll wait."