Dyer Ready for Move to Manchester City


It looks like Kieron Dyer will be leaving Newcastle United in the next few days as the Sun reports that Sven Erikkson, the new Manchester City manager – has launched a ₤4.5M bid for Dyer.

Sam Allardyce withdrew Dyer from the team that easily beat Celtic 4-1 last night – so that any deal would not fall apart because of injury.

We also suspect that once Sam decided Dyer was leaving he wanted to get a deal done quickly so he has a good chance to bring in another midfielder to replace Dyer. The price was apparently dropped from ₤6M to ₤4.5M so a deal could be done quickly. West Ham are busy saying that ₤5M for Dyer is pie in the sky.

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Kieron Dyer – moving to Manchester City?

It is thought that Dyer could even travel to Manchester today for a medical before the move is finalized. Eriksson included Dyer in many of his England squads and will try to get the best out of the winger. This would be a good signing for Manchester City for what appears to be a reasonable price.

Last night, after a convincing win against Celtic in which a number of Newcastle players had sterling games, Sam Allardyce when asked why Dyer was withdrawn said:

“We were just protecting our asset. There is a big value in him so I’m protecting him.”

Dyer was a West Ham target but they have failed to follow up their interest and it looks like they will miss out after a source close to the club told the Evening Chronicle:

“It’s all right Sam Allardyce saying that Dyer will not be leaving St James’ Park unless it is in the interests of Newcastle United and that he will not be cheap.

But talk of £5m for Dyer is pie in the sky.

“West Ham will look to make a down payment of around £1m and then payments on a batch of 10 or so games because of the problems with insurance regarding his medical history.

“So if Dyer does come to Upton Park it will be on West Ham’s terms and not Newcastle United’s.”

₤5M may be pie in the sky but it looks like ₤4.5M is the deal price and that Manchester City – who are very keen on Dyer – will win the deal. We know of no terms that Manchester City are imposing on the deal because of Dyer’s past injury record.

That will mean that Newcastle’s net investment in the transfer market this season will be a negative ₤6M so we should have enough money to spend to bring in the three defenders and midfield player we still need. Certainly Sam is starting to get the best out of the players he already has in his squad – as last night’s performance against Celtic was very heartening for the fans.

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32 comments so far

  • Josh

    Jul 27, 2007 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #1

    It will be a shame to loose dyer as when he is playing well he is a joy, but if he is gonna go then i really hope it happens QUICK and in the same day we announce Baptista or SWP are on there way for a Medical, can’t see that happening but i CAN HOPE Can’t I????

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  • Peter

    Jul 27, 2007 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #2

    Thought he wanted to leave to be nearer his kids and family in Ipswich, so what does he gain geographically by going to Manchester. Is the wool being pulled over our eyes, I ask?

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  • valle

    Jul 27, 2007 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #3

    When we sell Dyer, we will have to move fast for a midfielder too in the last month of the window aswell as those 3 defenders… Could this have been done a little earlier?

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  • Brian

    Jul 27, 2007 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #4

    Manchester, yep thats a lot closer to Ipswich and his family, lying little tow rag, the sooner he goes the better. He was fully expecting one of the big 4 to snatch him up and apparently is devastated no one really wants him.

    The sooner his is out of the Toon the better, anyone who is not 150% committed should leave.

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  • Shaun

    Jul 27, 2007 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #5

    I agree with you Josh

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  • David Dutch

    Jul 27, 2007 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #6

    I am confused. Dyer is home sick and needs to get to Ipswich as often as possible to see his girl friend and two children – understandable.

    He feels he cannot do that while living and playing in Newcastle so he feels a move to Manchester City will enable him to do this, let’s look at the logice in that I live just outside of Wigan.

    Newcastle to Ipswich 282 miles Manchester to Ipswich 232 miles, of course 50 miles makes all the difference espoecially to aguy who keeps getting banned for speeding so let’s go by train….

    Newcastle Central to Ipswich 5 hrs 2 changes £121 first class single
    Manchester Picadilly to Ipswich 4 hrs 45 mins 2 changes £216 first class single.

    Of course that is the reason it makes such a difference getting to Ipswich!

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  • Ed Harrison

    Jul 27, 2007 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #7

    Well- the more we think of the reason he wants to leave – the more we think it’s the best reason Dyer can come up with. He’s been in this situation preumably for a long time so it’s hardly a new problem for him with his kids and gitlfriend in Ipswich.
    So moving to Manchester doesn’t really help that situation.
    But hey – he wants to leave Newcastle – and Sam knows that – so he’s moving him out and getting some money for him – which a year ago would have looked very unlikely. If players don’t want to be at Newcastle – fine – move them out. But we now have +6M in our net transfer dealings so money just has to be available.

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  • Gibraltar Geordie

    Jul 27, 2007 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #8

    I fail to see how Dyer moving to Manchester will help his “Family problems” as Manchester is probably further from Ipswich than Newcastle.
    Get out Dyer, you are another player to bleed the club and whine to get out. Time to get rid of the last of the golden boot brigade and move on with honest players like Milner, Nobby etc.

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  • alex

    Jul 27, 2007 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #9

    isn’t his problem that his “family difficulties” mean he has to leave Newcastle rather than go to Ipswich (Fat Sam said he cant solve his problems here).
    There must be something (one) in the toon he needs to get away from for the sake of his family. Dirty b

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  • Marguerite

    Jul 27, 2007 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #10

    In the past I have always been a huge Dyer fan but I have finally lost patience with him, so if he does not want to wear our shirt and is determined to leave, then the sooner he is shipped out the better and I do not really care where he goes. We all know Manchester is SO much nearer to where he needs to be!!

    Don’t forget though, there is a sell on clause with him and whatever we get, Ipswich get their cut too.

    I am more concerned about our lack of activity in the transfer market and I am heartily fed up of Sam and his negativity and moaning; Sven does not seem to be having any difficulty in recruiting new players and they cannot offer Europe either.

    Is it Mort / Ashley being too slow to back up Sam or what? I think it is time our illustrious new Chairman outlined his intentions to us.

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  • nightfall

    Jul 27, 2007 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #11

    lads…we only know what we read in the papers…but what the truth is…who knows? if he wants to leave…let him… we are starting new era…and we only want players that want to be a part of it… +…our midfield is big enough with or without dyer…

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  • Kash

    Jul 27, 2007 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #12

    He’s probably got some bastard kids in Manchester as well. He’s a prick and he knows he’s treading on thin ice after 8 years of under achieving. Bring in Appiah for the same amount and you have a top player with a better engine. We need more african power players in our team.

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  • ToonKing

    Jul 27, 2007 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #13

    A new day, i get up, run to the comp, check my usual sites and ….again no transfer news, not even rumours, this is getting very frustrating.

    Oh and yeah Dyer, i like him, and i’m sad to see such a consistent and devoted player go……….NOT!!!!!

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  • Greg B

    Jul 27, 2007 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #14

    Heard the ‘problem’ was something to do with the roads being a bit wider in Manchester than they are in Newcastle. He was struggling to get his Hummer down Quayside last week and decided enough was enough.

    Seriously though, the point has been made, he wants out so he has to go. I think he was hoping Spurs would come in for him and is now left in an awkward position, that being his only option at this moment is City, who like ourselves, have new owners with big ideas and a new manager. Obviously Dyer has worked under Eriksson (allbeit mainly from the bench) so he may see that move as the one for him. If not, he needs to be quick and commit to Newcastle before all the fans turn on him.
    Agree that the excuse is a bit lame. Id have thought if I could get £80k a week working away from home my wife and lad would move with me. Either that or I’d buy a helecopter!
    God help the poor lad if Barcelona came in for him! Now that would be some travelling home to see his family, although I get the impression he wouldnt have that problem if he was playing for a ‘big’ team.

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  • Dave

    Jul 27, 2007 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #15

    David Dutch, Alex, Margurite – I agree. Manchester is not going to solve the ‘family problem’. As I said yesterday, if I really liked my job and was getting £80K PER WEEK to do it I’d like to think my family wiould move to support me…He’s running away from the club and the area for other reasons me thinks.

    Let him go…but 4.5mil seems way too cheap.

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  • J Millington

    Jul 27, 2007 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #16

    Hi,
    As a City supporter I will welcome Dyer. It seems to me that that the net deal is we get Dyer and 1.3 mill and you get the toe-rag Barton (watch out for the trouble on the traing pitch lads, we were selling tickets for it lol).

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  • Ed Harrison

    Jul 27, 2007 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #17

    Latest news about Dyer is that Spurs are interested in him at 5M – Boss Martin Jol is believed to have lodged a bid of about £5m for the Ipswich-born England international

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  • Stami

    Jul 27, 2007 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #18

    Pity Dyer is gonna miss out on the revolution! he will be kicking himself in a few years if he leaves…

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  • t-g-w

    Jul 27, 2007 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #19

    You beat me to it Ed… If you believe the Sun then he is going to Manchester City but if you believe the BBC then he’s off to Tottenham – I know which one I believe and it’s not the large ball of gas.

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  • Dave

    Jul 27, 2007 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #20

    Too right Stami, hey ho.

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  • Ed Harrison

    Jul 27, 2007 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #21

    t-g-w – we are always wary of putting Sun stories on here – and it looks like Kieron now may go to Spurs – which would be better to fix his family problem – plus he is big friends with Jermain Jenas.

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  • Greg B

    Jul 27, 2007 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #22

    Spurs is the team Dyer wants to play for and, while it annoys me to say, he will probably do really well there.
    Like Ed says, he will link up with Jenas but he will also join Defoe, Robinson, King, Lennon, Bent, Dawson, Routledge, Huddlestone – to be fair, I can actually see the temptation. Jol has built and fantastic, English rich, Spurs team over the past couple of years. Add to that Keane, Berbatov and Bale and you have to take your hat off to Jol, he has done a good job, add Dyer to that list and you wouldnt bet against Spurs getting that 4th spot in the next couple of years.
    Allardyce is going to have to work his magic both in the transfer market and on the training pitch or we are not only going to be left behind by the likes of Chelsea, Man U, Liverpool and Arsenal but also the Tottenhams, Evertons and Villa’s of this league.

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  • Neil A H

    Jul 27, 2007 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #23

    Good riddance. He hasn’t an ounce of decency in him. He won’t stay fit and will just be Sven’s problem now.

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  • Rich

    Jul 27, 2007 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #24

    According to google earth Manchester is a 242 mile drive from Ipswich and Newcastle is a 284 Mile drive…. how would this solve his family problem??

    if he moves to anyone but Ipswich/Nowrich or a london based team ill be annoyed, not for the fact hes left but because hes taking the mick.

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  • apan

    Jul 27, 2007 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #25

    dyer got quality but not the heart, we need player with both, this is the way he repay the faithful fans im not suprised that he gonna get jeered when he step on our holy ground

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  • Rob Kirton

    Jul 27, 2007 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #26

    To me this looks like Dyer being moved on and sold by Allardyce. Ignore Big Sams words and follow his actions instead. We’ve let this story out to the press to invite bids

    I don’t think Dyer will be fit enough or ever show enough work ethic for Sam.

    The club are unlikely to say we need to move him on because he’ll “never be fit enough”. They have to find a reason for both Dyers and the clubs sake, otherwise his career will be blighted and the club will not be able to maximise the fee. Hence the “family reasons” IMHO

    A move to Man City would only confirm this, though I still suspect he’d prefer a move to London.

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  • George

    Jul 27, 2007 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #27

    So KD has finally shown his hand. After weeks of paper speculation he admits he wants to go. But to Spurs to be with his mate. How many out there have forgot that KD said before the end of last season that he wanted to join his mate Jermaine Jenas at Spurs. Recently he has not mentioned this and preferred to use his family as an excuse. Other players move there partners with them so why not KD. KD enjoyed the high life of the newcastle town centre and the trimmings that went with it. Did he care about his family then. I think not.
    KD like a lot that go before him in football do not know when to tell the truth. Like JJ, he said he did not like living life in the limelight, or rather in a goldfish bowl, but is`nt moving to London a case of out of the frying pan into the fire. I wish these overpaid so called pros would realise that most supporters have got more between thier ears than the average footballer, so come on stop trying to pull the wool over our eyes, try telling the truth for once.
    If a player does not want to play for the Toon let him go and go quickly. Why has KD left it so soon to the beginning of the season before coming clean. Because he is selfish. Go quickly and good ridence.

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  • Ed Harrison

    Jul 27, 2007 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #28

    George – i think you are very close to the real truth there.

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  • valle

    Jul 27, 2007 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #29

    I just read on a spurs fan site that the fools actually hope their club sign Dyer, because it would fix their left wing problem ^^ lol… They also state he is versatile so he can also play as a right wing or emergency striker. Absolutly no mention of his preferred position in the whole or the centre midfield where we have used him the most… Normally i hate to generalize, but spurs fans seem so arrogant and yet so unknowing on the message boards, mocking other clubs while they sing their own praises for finishing 5th 2 seasons in a row (wow >

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  • valle

    Jul 27, 2007 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #30

    J Millington:

    Well the training trouble will be different for u guys… U see, KD wont be there most of the time. He will either nurse his injuries or he will be out there on ur streets banging cars, wifes, daughters and milking u guys dry on the sideline.

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  • valle

    Jul 27, 2007 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #31

    And furthermore… Barton might be fiery, but that is better than disinterested, a trait that Dyer has. I know which bad side i prefer when the match is on.

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  • Rich

    Jul 27, 2007 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #32

    george said it all.

    ive had a sneaking suspicion hes been taking the mick, and that annoys me we pay him 80K a week and he cant even be truthful to the pople who line his pockets full of gold and silver.

    boot him out, as long as we get at least 6-7mil.

    but we better sign some more players cuz if we dont we will be thinner than we were last season.

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