As far as Kieron Dyer is concerned it’s finally got round to the only London club that would take him â€“ West Ham.
Tottenham will not match the â‚¤80K/week he is getting at Newcastle and now Dyer is trying to get Newcastle to reduce the transfer fee below the reported â‚¤5M they are asking for an England player at the height of his playing powers.
These modern footballers are just too used to getting all their own way – unlike most of the rest of us in the real world.
One thing Dyer has probably found out over the last week is that he is very very well paid for what he does at Newcastle. With all of his injuries of the past not many clubs are now willing to pay those wages and that transfer fee. Dyer’s found somebody who will pay his wages now he wants Newcastle to lose out further by dropping their fee so he gets all his own way – the deal would then be totally in his favor.
As we hinted yesterday â€“ but there’s always West Ham â€“ and that’s what it has quickly come around to. Not that West Ham were Kieron’s first choice â€“ but Spurs’ wage structure will not allow them to get anywhere near the wages Kieron receives.
Now Kieron is after the fee being reduced but why should Newcastle do this? In real life work it is not always possible to solve all family problems â€“ and what businesses usually do is their very best for their employee – but they also have to ensure the business is protected. That’s exactly what Sam said last week and he’s totally right.
This is what Big Sam told Sky Sports yesterday:
“Â£4M is too low in today’s prices. In today’s market, for a player like Kieron Dyer who is 27 years old, a top, top player in the Premier League and an England international.”
“It’s a gross under valuation by West Ham.”
In employment you sometimes have to work away from your family â€“ and most do not get paid â‚¤80K/week for that inconvenience. Maybe the family could move to Newcastle and visit Ipswich as much as they can – it’s only for five years or so in any case.
Yes we know it’s important to keep players happy – but Newcastle have said they’ll try to fix Kieron’s problem but it also has to be right for the club. Letting him go at a reduced price is not the right thing for Newcastle to do.
Seems to us Dyer wants it all his way â€“ maybe he’ll have to lump it and stay at Newcastle where Sam could try to arrange another solution with Kieron. But that will not happen because Dyer’s probably now set on leaving the club as a mindset â€“ and it will very likely happen â€“ we just hope Newcastle get the fee for Dyer they deserve after all they’ve done for him these last eight years.
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