Sam Allardyce has met with Kieron Dyer to discuss his future and Sam has conceded the midfielder may have to leave Tyneside.
Sam indicated that if a family problem could not be resolved – then Kieron will probably have to leave the club – after being at Newcastle for the last eight years.
This is what Sam said this morning:
“At the moment, there’s a problem from a family point of view and we have to try to see whether we can resolve that, and if we cannot, then that may well result in Kieron looking to leave the club for that reason and that reason alone,”
“That’s the discussion we have had. It’s obviously disappointing for me, but it is one I understand.â€
“If somebody has got a problem they cannot resolve, then ultimately in the long run, it is better for the club and better for him if you can resolve that problem.â€
“If that’s away from here, then so be it.”
Sam is of course right – and if Kieron’s problem cannot be resolved at Newcastle – but can by him moving to another club – that’s obviously what needs to happen. Sam’s mantra has always been that happy players play well and unhappy players don’t.
We have no idea what the family problem is â€“ so we have no way of knowing whether it is possible to resolve it – and have Dyer stay with Newcastle. However , it may be time for Kieron to seek new pastures after being at Newcastle since 1999. Newcastle should be able to get a decent fee for Dyer â€“ and we expect it to be higher than the â‚¤5M fee mentioned recently in the press. Kieron has two years left of his four year contract at the club – which was negotiated while Souness was manager.
This must be a little disappointing for Big Sam because he was excited about coaching Kieron and trying to get the best out of him. We would also expect Sam to go out and buy another midfielder to replace Kieron. We also believe Dyer may be the one to lose out the most – if he does leave Newcastle – because Sam Allardyce could have coached the very best out of him.
If he does leave then Dyer’s career at Newcastle will be looked on as promise unfulfilled. He has never really approached the levels that he has continually aspired to. His wages of of â‚¤80K/week will not be a problem for West Ham or whichever other club will come in for him â€“ but based on his performances for Newcastle he has hardly been worth that over the last few years.
If Kieron does leave – which is now a lot more probable than just possible – we will obviously wish him the very best.