Kevin Nolan: "(My agent) told me Newcastle were on and did I fancy it.
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"I asked him what the club had said about it and he said they were negotiating.
"It was a bit of a shock. There had been rumours in the past but they were always quashed, so I must admit I was disappointed that the club were prepared to sell me.
"I saw myself being at Bolton for many more years, but I've had time to think about it and it might be something I needed and something Bolton needed.
"It's a very sad time for me in many ways because I've left Bolton after so many years but I'm delighted with the move and excited about starting another chapter.
"It's a step up and has much more to offer. Newcastle is massively supported and, if they can get things right in the next couple of years, they can definitely be back up there challenging the top four. The potential and the quality of the squad is incredible.
"At the moment we're in a scrap with Bolton but I'm sure we'll both be safe.
"There's no doubt in my mind that they are going to stay in the Premier League."