The Kieron Dyer situation is in limbo right now with West Ham furious, Newcastle unhappy and Dyer upset at the events of last Friday evening when Newcastle pulled out at the last moment and demanded another Â£2M on top of the initial asking price of Â£6M for Kieron.
But we still think the deal will be done and probably this week after some compromise solution is reached where both sidesÂ can save face.
Let’s look at this strange situation and how it can easily be resolved.Â
Kieron Dyer – what is going on?
Sam Allardyce has defended Newcastle’s decision to block Kieron Dyer’s move to West Ham. Dyer had been on the point of moving to Upton Park after the clubs seemingly agreed a fee of Â£5M up-front plus a further Â£1million depending on appearances.
But Kieron Dyer could still join West Ham â€“ and we think he will (and this week), even though Newcastle have said they are not budging from their asking price of Â£8M for the England midfielder.Â The Hammers also say they will not budge from their Â£6M offer for Kieron Dyer – but the England midfielder’s transfer could be revived when Newcastle and West Ham work out a suitable compromise deal in whichÂ each can save face. ThisÂ shouldn’tÂ be too difficult.
This is what West Ham Chairman Eggert Magnusson told the Guardian today on the situation:
“It was very unexpected,” “He’d [Dyer] had a medical and we thought we had agreed everything.”
“But we then just got a message from the owner that he wanted a higher price.”
“This is something I have never experienced before in football, because they had already given us permission to speak to the player. So of course I was very disappointed.”
Nothing really new in Magnussons statement as it almost replicates what Manager Curbishley has said. Usually in these stand-off situations some time has to pass so the two parties can calm down after feathers have been ruffled. Just look at the Tevez situation â€“ which was a lot worse than this one.
The Hammers are still reportedly keen to sign Dyer. We propose a compromise deal of Â£7M paid up front. That saves face for both clubs â€“ Newcastle gets a little bit extra and a good deal after all they have done forÂ Dyer to get him fit.Â West Ham get their player for Â£1M more, which will hardly ripple the bank account funding West Ham deals this summer – and it willÂ beÂ aÂ goodÂ deal for West Ham .
We hope Newcastle Chairman Chris Mort, Manager Allardyce â€“ and West Ham Chairman Eggert Magnusson and Manager Curbishley are reading this – which is probably very unlikely. Why don’t we do the deal before the end of the week â€“ how about Thursday?