After the excellent win against Juventus this afternoon Sam was asked the situation regarding Kieron Dyer.
Sam said no club has yet put in a realistic bid for Kieron Dyer. In fact no club has yet come anywhere near to Newcastle’s valuation of Dyer.
Dyer had been expected to leave Newcastle even this weekend with three clubs, believed to be Tottenham, West Ham and Manchester City apparently pursuing the England midfielder.
Dyer was brought onto play in the second half of the 2-0 win over Juventus, which seemed a strange move by Sam Allardyce – given Kieron’s move out of Newcastle is apparently imminent.
This is what Sam had to say about the situation after the game today with Dyers performance and his transfer situation:
“He played very well. But I don’t think we can [keep him] for the reasons I gave on Thursday.” “The only way I can see to resolve this is for Kieron to move closer to his family.”
“Kieron isn’t a done deal because nobody has paid the money for him yet,”
“He’s hanging in the balance and we are hanging in the balance.
We played Kieron today because we were short of numbers, but nobody’s made a bid for him anywhere near the sort of money that we are asking for.”
“If they don’t, I will have to talk to him about resolving the situation.”
It’s obvious that what Sam said last week – that Dyer will not be sold on the cheap – is true. Maybe his injury record is stopping teams from bidding too much for him – but if no suitable bids come in Sam has already said they will have to resolve the matter some other way.
We have no idea what Kieron is thinking right now – we’ll just have to wait and see what transpires next week.Â Really pleased Kieron didn’t get injured in the second half though