There are some new reports on who may come and go at Newcastle United this season.
Of course Newcastle – even more than usual – will be linked with almost every player who hints at a move – given we have a new manager and a potential new owner with deep pockets. Here are three transfers in the press and our views on them.
Potential Magpies Captain Butt
Roy Keane is keeping an eye on Nicky Butt at Newcastle United.
He would obviously like his ex-team mate at Sunderland to add some experience to the Wearsider’s team. But we think Butt is a key player at Newcastle for next season and just the type who Sam Allardyce will get the best out of. With Parker moving on we also think that Nicky can be a fine captain next season.
We cannot lose too many of our squad â€“ and certainly not Nicky – who has shown character and guts last season for the Geordies.
Roy Keane – wonder if I can get Nicky?
Tottenham seem to be interested in Kieron Dyer and the fee being mentioned is in excess of Â£10M. If that is accurate we should sell him â€“ because we have never been able to get Dyer on the field much in his nine years at the club. It may just be time for Dyer to move on. Kieran carries with him a lot of baggage from the past and it could be that itâ€™s a good move for both Dyer and Newcastle. Weâ€™ll have to wait and see on this one but Â£10M would be good business for Newcastle.
Kieron Dyer to Tottenham?
Sam Allardyce may try to sign Nicholas Anelka â€“ who played for Sam last season at Bolton. Manchester United â€“ according to reports â€“ have already made an offer for Anelka. With Owen, Martins and Ameobi already at the club and with Mark Viduka apparently ready to sign for us on a free transfer â€“ looks like we already have our quota of strikers. This could be a ploy in case Owen moves on â€“ or perhaps Sam is thinking of moving on Oba Martins because of his attitude (?).
If either leave weâ€™d rather see Eidur Gudjohnsen arrive for Â£8M.
Anelka and Gudjohnsen – we prefer Eidur
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