Newcastle boss Keegan wants to sign top kids

Newcastle United boss Kevin Keegan has ruled out splashing out big on ageing stars this summer.

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"Will we buy in top-end players or just kids? I think we'll do both," said Keegan. "We need more quality senior players but more younger players to push the first teamers.

"It shouldn't be that you've got your first team and then your young players and a gap between them. We've got one or two decent young players, but we need more. But then we also need to shop at the top end of the market as well, because you've got no future if you don't get the present right.

"It's a multi-tasking thing."

And Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is one man who can multi-task, according to Keegan.

"Arsenal only got where they are because they had plans, and we have to plan as well," added the Newcastle boss. "You don't get like Arsenal tomorrow by just throwing a lot of money at things. Arsene Wenger has been there over 10 years.

"He has rebuilt a team in that time, bought some of the best young players, loaned them out, got them some experience, fetched them back, sold some of them, made other good, solid purchases and got a good scouting programme - which we now have.

"It's not just one area he got right, he got it all right."

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