The Independent is reporting that Kieron Dyer has been left out of the Newcastle United squad that takes on Bolton Wanderers today, which is a sign that Dyer’s proposed move to West Ham, or even some other club, may be back on.
It is being reported that West Ham would like a compromise deal in which Dyer and Solano move to Upton Park together for a fee of around Â£8M or more. That deal may not happen if other reports that Solano is now thought to prefer a move to Spain are true.
Kieron Dyer – we expect the West Ham deal to go through before too long
If Solano does find himself going to Spain, he could be joined there by Albert Luque, whose loan to Levante may go through. Newcastle may want to cut ties and write-off Luque but with three years left on his contract it may be best, from Newcastle’s viewpoint, to arrange a one year loan, and then see how he does. If he plays well Newcastle could then get some kind of fee for the player. However, as in the past Luque’s huge wage bill may be a barrier to any loan deal or move.
If indeed these three players leave Newcastle Big Sam will quickly recruit more players for his squad because that will leave him dangerously short on numbers. In fact it seems risky at this late stage to let these players go without having players already lined up to replace them.
We think Dyer will move, Luque may move but would be surprised if Solano goes anywhere. Nobby has played well under Big Sam and seems fitter and keener than ever. News that he wants to leave because his estranged wife and kids are in London seem dubious if he now wants to move to Spain.
We’ll see what happens here â€“ but this is the silly season so all kinds of stories will be coming out. We do think the Dyer deal will be made for some compromise fee, because we feel it’s good for both clubs and very good for the player himself.