John Carver
John Carver claims Newcastle United will spend big in the summer transfer window  Getty

Newcastle United are going to spend big in the upcoming transfer window and are set for the "biggest summer in the club's history," according to the Magpies manager John Carver.

The Tyneside club have endured a poor run in recent times as they managed only two wins in the Premier League in this calendar year. This coincided with Alan Pardew's departure, who decided to leave St James' Park to take over the managerial role at Crystal Palace.

Carver replaced Pardew at Newcastle and so far has failed to change things around. However, the 50-year-old revealed the club has assured him over the transfer dealings and claims their plans are encouraging for supporters.

"This is the biggest summer in the club's history - definitely. They need to invest in the summer and they've said they're going to invest," Carver explained.

"Whether they've said it in previous summers and it [then] hasn't happened, I don't know. What I'm saying is they've said it to me and I'm adamant that they're going to invest."

"I've seen the plans and that is encouraging for me - not as John Carver the head coach, but for John Carver the fan inside me. I can't say more than that. That's how it is."

"There are certainly as lot of decisions to be made, aren't there, especially where we are and the situation we are in. But that's out of my hands. I can't do anything about the protests."

"I can't do anything about what's going to happen next season with my position, so I have just got to stay focused and maintain some sort of level-headedness going into these games and make sure we get the right results," he added.

Newcastle are 13<sup>th on the league table with 35 points from 32 games and are nine points above 18<sup>th place Queens Park Rangers. Despite their current position, Carver believes the right additions can help the Magpies emulate Southampton in challenging for a Champions League spot.

"We're not going to win it [The Premier League]. But, if we invest right, why can't we go after Champions League spots. Look at Southampton - they lost so many players and had to replace them, yet they've done a great job this year," the Newcastle manager concluded.