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 â‚¤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 â‚¤6M to â‚¤4.5M so a deal could be done quickly. West Ham are busy saying that â‚¤5M for Dyer is pie in the sky.
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win against Celtic in which a number of Newcastle players had sterling games, Sam Allardyce when asked why Dyer was withdrawn said:
â€œWe were just protecting our asset. There is a big value in him so Iâ€™m protecting him.â€
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 Â£5m for Dyer is pie in the sky.“
“West Ham will look to make a down payment of around Â£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.”
â‚¤5M may be pie in the sky but it looks like â‚¤4.5M is the deal price and that Manchester City â€“ who are very keen on Dyer â€“ 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 â‚¤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.