Allegiances can quickly change in football, especially when the chance of playing in the Premier League again is up for grabs.
Kevin Nolan has been tipped to be Sam Allardyce’s first signing for Sunderland, which would not go down well amongst Newcastle fans.
The former Newcastle midfielder who famously scored a hat-trick against the Mackems in their memorable 5-1 derby victory is currently a free agent, so an offer from a Premier League team would surely be tempting – even if it was from Sunderland.
In the past, Nolan has made no secret of the fact that he loves Newcastle United but pundits reckon that the opportunity to return to the Premier League will be too much to resist.
He was released by West Ham at the end of the 2014/15 Season not long after the Hammers relieved Allardyce of his managerial duties and currently lives in Essex.
Here are some reactions to the rumours of this controversial potential transfer…
— Chris Cossey (@Cosseycj) October 12, 2015
If Nolan gans to Sunderland I will feel betrayed and violated. My childhood hero.
— Kez (@kezthompsonnn) October 12, 2015
Been away at the weekend. Seen next to no sports news only that Big Fat Sam is at the mackems and he wants to take Nolan. Please no #Nufc
— Dan'Ratty'Ratcliffe (@Ratcliffe1981) October 11, 2015
Hope the stories about Nolan joining Sunderland arnt true.
— Robbie Lee (@robbielee95) October 10, 2015
Personally if Nolan signs for the Mackems that would make me pretty pissed off. What do you guys think? #NUFC | RG
— Talk Of The Toon (@talkofthetoon9) October 10, 2015
Kevin nolan best not go to the unwashed down the road like
— richie moyle (@moyley84) October 10, 2015
It seems as though many Sunderland fans are also not very keen on the idea…
@therealdmj there’s no reason Nolan couldn’t come in now, he doesn’t have a club. Hope he doesn’t like. Chicken dancing c*nt
— Adam H (@Adam_SAFC) October 11, 2015
— Sonny Robe (@sonny_robe) October 11, 2015
.@SunderlandAFC don't need Nolan our midfield is already strong it's the defence letting us down
— Jack Fromme (@JackFromme) October 10, 2015
However, some fans would completely understand if the move went through…
— Ash Evans (@AshEvans2) October 13, 2015
— Bean Counter (@simmas78) October 12, 2015
What do you think about the prospect of Kevin Nolan playing for Sunderland?
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