Alan Shearer gives verdict on Newcastle’s season, provides a reason to worry

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Alan Shearer looks ahead to Newcastle United’s 2015-16 Premier League campaign.

Alan Shearer has told BBC Sport that he is worried about Newcastle United.

The former Newcastle striker believes that the Magpies could sell one or two players ahead of the 2015-16 Premier League campaign, having made three signings so far this summer.

“Let's be realistic, Newcastle are not going to finish in the top four,” Shearer told BBC Sport.

”There's only two things Newcastle are going to win - and that's the League Cup and the FA Cup.”

“And, dare I say it, if Newcastle have signed two or three players, that would worry me, because they might sell one or two as well,” added the former England international.

Reason to worry?

Newcastle narrowly avoided relegation from the Premier League at the end of the 2014-15 season, but under new head coach Steve McClaren there is an optimism that things will improve this term.

Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has joined from PSV, while striker Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba have moved from Anderlecht.

The main objective for Newcastle this campaign should be to finish in the top 10 of the Premier League.

While Shearer is justified in suggesting that the Magpies could sell one or two players, it cannot be denied that McClaren does have a good squad at the moment, one which can at least challenge for a top-10 finish.

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