McDermott reveals plans for Ronaldinho-type signings at Newcastle

Newcastle United fans will be excited by their summer market plans - if they stay up - says assistant boss Terry McDermott.

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"We have to get out of this relegation dogfight," McDermott told The Times. "I don't think it \ is going to happen for a minute, but until we get ourselves safe there's always that possibility.

"I'm already looking forward to next season. Mr [Mike] Ashley [the Newcastle owner] has promised Kevin there are funds available and the calibre of player we're looking to bring in, it will excite this club if and when it happens. When it happens.

"The most important thing is safety and then we can talk about players. Until then, it's a waste of time. You could talk about Ronaldinho, Steven Gerrard or David Beckham, but if we go down we'll be signing players from Colchester and Gillingham.

"There will be a big relaunch in the summer and Mr Ashley has promised him funds and he is looking forward to doing that. Judge Kevin in a year's time."

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