While both the Evening Chronicle and Daily Mirror â€“ and maybe others â€“ have been reporting that West Ham will be going after Newcastle’s Kieron Dyer – we think it’s all paper talk and Kieron Dyer will in fact be going nowhere.
Sam Allardyce has already stated that he came to Newcastle because of the opportunity to coach players like Kieron Dyer and it’s not hard to see that both men get on really well together and have a mutual respect.
Why would Sam ever want to sell Dyer?
Dyerâ€™s future on Tyneside has been the subject of much debate for a long time – and while his form last season was a little erratic – he seems to have at least finally overcome his injury woes. He has an even better chance now under Allardyce and his scientific methods to remain further injury free next season.
Kieron has told his team-mates he is not thinking about a move and Sam Allardyce will no doubt have his own ideas for how to use Dyer and get the very best out of him.
A source close to Dyer told the Journal today:
â€œKieron does not know anything about a move to West Ham, it is not something which concerns him at the moment.”
â€œThere have been stories linking him with a number of clubs this summer, but he is only thinking about Newcastle United.â€
â€œSam Allardyce has made a very good impression and he is happy with his plans for the side. A lot has changed behind the scenes and Kieron is convinced they will have a positive impact on the teamâ€™s fortunes.”
â€œIt is that time of year when players are always being linked with moves, but Kieron expects to be a Newcastle player next season.”
“He is not unhappy.â€
That doesn’t sound like a player who wants to leave or is in any way unhappy at Newcastle. We think the first meeting Big Sam had at the England B training camp with Owen and Dyer impressed both players greatly – and they are both excited about the new season.
We are looking forward to Dyer becoming the player he can be – and that will be playing for a resurgent Newcastle United under Sam Allarydye and the new owner. Kieron has a big part still to play at the club – and he knows it. Any talk about Kieron leaving is only wishful thinking on the part of clubs seeking talented players like Dyer – who we think could well be a revelation under Big Sam’s guidance.