Alan Pardew relaxed over new Newcastle United arrivals

Alan Pardew

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has said he would have no concerns starting the new Premier League season with his current squad.

United have bids lodged with clubs in moves to strengthen the squad, but there is no panic in tying up deals.

"Whether we'll get the guys we want in time for the season, I don't know," Pardew 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."

The Magpies qualified for the Europa League last term with much the same squad that is currently available to Pardew.

France full-back Mathieu Debuchy is one of the players strongly linked with a move to Tyneside, as Pardew looks to add to the arrivals of Romain Amalfitano, Gael Bigirimana and Curtis Good.

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

"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."