Dyer, Solano and Luque May Be Leaving Newcastle


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 £8M or more. That deal may not happen if other reports that Solano is now thought to prefer a move to Spain are true.

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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 – 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.

Comments welcome.



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24 comments so far

  • Hammy

    Aug 11, 2007 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #1

    Wouldn’t want to see either Luque or Solano leave….I couldn’t care less about Dire, I’d rather see him see out his career playing in the juniors…he’s a tit.
    Just when we seem to have a half decent squad we don’t want to see players leaving…..if Luque is to go why not play him and if he performs get a fee in January, as for Nobby he was last quoted as being very happy at the club,
    anyway roll on 3.00…..can’t wait.

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  • michael

    Aug 11, 2007 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #2

    Read the same article last night. However it makes as much sense as signing Gudjohnsen. Such a load of drivel, and blatantly copied from Alan Oliver’s daily column of crap. Luque leaves we’re short on the left. Nobby leaves then we loose one of our most versatile players and the cover for right back. Dyer won’t go to those cretins West Ham, cos they won’t take responsibilty for their actions. I, along with everybody else hope they have a similar season to last year without an illegal argentine to bail them out!

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  • nightfall

    Aug 11, 2007 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #3

    agree…but with smith on board is probably better for luque to leave…he won’t get much action here… told you that by getting smith this will happen…
    as for todays match…there’s no way for me to see it live… the ones you go there…make a fantastic atmosphere for our lads…cheer like you never did before…i want to hear you…in slovenia! 🙂 good luck…

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  • toonoholic

    Aug 11, 2007 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #4

    can just hope the story is crap .. i really would hate to see luque and solano leave .. first of all we are short on numbers on the left side with only nzogbia at the moment with milner playing in left temporarily subject to solano on rm .. it wld be crazy to lose both our wingers 2 weeks before transfer deadend. and i dont think so B.S. would have enough time to get recruitment for the lost players so it wld be sensible enough if they stayed on till jan.

    am all excited for 15:00

    howay the lads !

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  • george t

    Aug 11, 2007 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #5

    I believe that dyer will move on to WHU…….but Solano moving??? why has this come out all of a sudden/someone is being mischevious!!!!!! as for Luque
    let him go on loan for six months and by that time Duff should be back along withEmre…

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  • Graeme

    Aug 11, 2007 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #6

    Juast having the bacon butties, then its off to sunny Bolton to see the Mighty Mags whoop their sorry asses!!! lol Taking my son to to the match, he is so excited he hasnt been able to sit still for 3 days and has been up since before 7, which for a 14 year old, on a Saturday morning, is a miracle in itself. Safe journey everyone.

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  • Ed Harrison

    Aug 11, 2007 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #7

    Graeme – great – looks there’s another lifelong Newcastle fan going with you 😀

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  • Dinko

    Aug 11, 2007 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #8

    I want to hear you…in Bosnia! 🙂

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  • Ed Harrison

    Aug 11, 2007 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #9

    george – good question – we hope he’s in the squad and team today – if so this news is rubbish. He’s played so well in pre-season.

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  • Alex

    Aug 11, 2007 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #10

    There is no way Sam will let all 3 go as the new season is about to Kickoff.He will let Dyer go maybe luque too but not Solano.If he lets them all go then i hope he already has replacements lined up or it will be another season with too few numbers.

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  • toonoholic

    Aug 11, 2007 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #11

    ED is there any truth about the solano story ?

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  • george t

    Aug 11, 2007 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #12

    ED – the rumour mongers have been at work all the close season but now we are at the sharp end and i say that the toon under big sams guidance will cause them all a lot of grief……and long may it last….stuff the rest of them

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  • JEFFBRUM

    Aug 11, 2007 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #13

    WOULD BE GR8 IF WE COULD GET SHOT OF DIRE TO W.H.U. AND LUQUE TO SPAIN FO SAY £2M AND GET IN SOMEONE LIKE SHAUN WRIGHT PHILLIPS AS A REPLACEMENT FOR THE PAIR FOR A FEW MILLION EXTRA. ( 2-1 WIN FOR US AT BOLTON TODAY ) .

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  • nightfall

    Aug 11, 2007 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #14

    there’s no way solano will leave…he played every pre-season match… and why would he leave for a one-year contract…plus he’s a fan of NUFC and things have just started to go well for us… so…why? there’s no fu****g way he’ll leave…

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  • Darren

    Aug 11, 2007 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #15

    Solano wants to go as his family are now living in London.

    However he hasn’t mentioned this until West Ham, the club that is paying great wages right now, have come in for him.

    Typical footballer, he has gone down in my estimation now. Let him go – he is no longer a Toon legend.

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  • ToonKing

    Aug 11, 2007 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #16

    @nightfall : try this : http://myp2p.eu/ , there u go now u can watch live 😉

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  • nightfall

    Aug 11, 2007 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #17

    uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu….thanks ToonKing 🙂

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  • George

    Aug 11, 2007 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #18

    Well this has come as a bolt out of the blue, Nobby wants away.
    Firstly well done to Nobby you have been a great servant to us. You have not rocked the boat about wanting to be away. But why on earth leave it to a couple of days before the season begins to tell the boss you want to go. I think we at Newcastle deserve better than this.
    Dyer going is one thing as we should have kicked him out when Man U wanted to pay us £15million for him.
    Luque, i thought according to vibes within the club, was settled now and willing to knuckle down and fight!. He was going to help Jose Enrique settle in, so what now and why.
    Why is there disloyalty amongst players.
    But Solano, if he knew were his family were and it was before the end of last season, why now. What is it about West Ham. Could it be with Egg head in charge they are the new soft touch team. the Team that pays good wages for disruptable, lazy trouble makers.

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  • Ian, Doha

    Aug 11, 2007 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #19

    I can’t see BSA selling Solano so close to end of transfer window. I like Solano so hopefully this story is not true!

    Hopefully a compromise is reached with WHU and we get between £7~8 million for Dyer.

    The only way Luque should be allowed to leave is if we can get a few million for him.

    Off to Garveys soon to watch the game; 1-3 to Newcastle……

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  • Rob Kirton

    Aug 11, 2007 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #20

    Luque: Has done very little for the team, so no great loss there
    Dyer: Could almost say the same though does on the odd occasion turn it on (though too infrequently)
    Solano: Interesting one this. He has been separated from his wife for some time, though if he is trying patch things up – Fine. I don’t see a move to Spain doing this.

    Forget what has been said in the press about Dyer and a family reason for a move and Allardyces subsequent comments. Nothing deters me from thinking that both he and Luque are being actvely moved on. The only reason why they haven’t been firmly shoved out of the door, being the availability of adequate replacements. Don’t be too surpised if the same is true for Nobby.

    Looking at Sam’s team at Bolton, in a season or two I would expect that whatever the first team we put out, it will be packed with 6″ tall blokes who will put in lung busting perfromances – run, tackle and get in the face of the opposing team for the entitre 90 minutes, irresepctive of whatever outfiled position they play. Go back to the first three names mentioned. I don’t see any of these fiting the mold.

    This may be just the start of Allardyces more “scientific” means of aproaching games.

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  • Hammy

    Aug 11, 2007 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #21

    Interesting comment Rob…….a teamful of scrappers fighting for the ball
    (no pun intended) certainly Smith and Barton fit this catergory but both are capable footballers and I’d certainly welcome the extra aggression, as we saw with Arsenal as soon as Viera went they didn’t stand up well to the more physical sides. I hope we go for the mix of aggression (no red cards) and style,
    that would be good!!!

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  • Rob Kirton

    Aug 11, 2007 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #22

    Hammy: I’d go further than that. Allardyce has signed Barton, Smith, Viduka, Geremi, Rosenhal and Cacapa, all uncompromising players in their own way. The latter two uproven in the prem, however out and out proven defenders. This season I expect to see us when not in posession of the ball, to be defending from the edge of the other teams box.

    Increasingly Pace, Power and aggression are the attributes of sucessful premiership players and teams. The three players it is mentioned we are losing just don’t fit that description.

    It doesn’t say that the age of the skilful ball player is dead, just look at how Man U have the likes of Renaldo, Rooney and now Tevez. However the best days for thinkers and strollers like Nobby, who has never been fast or aggressive may be coming to an end.

    I’ll be sorry to see Nobby go, howver as a package, losing the three players in the article is not that great a loss in the way the team are shaping up.

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  • dirk

    Aug 11, 2007 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #23

    Ed- it looks like there is quite a lot of substance to the Solano story (as much as I hate yo admit it) – he didn’t even travel to Bolton, so I imagine both he and Dyerbolical are about to travel to East London.

    A real, real shame. Not only is he an intelligent, creative RM, he has also shown last season that he can do a great job at RB- due to his excellent reading of the game. We will miss him, and he defianetly needs a quality replacement.

    I don’t understand why he wants to leave Newcastle. I understand that he is having marital problems with his wife now in London (I can believe this as a few years back, I remember seeing him with a different woman, every time he was in Julies nightclub!) But his brother, and father (I think) live in Newcastle, and they run a jazz club together – just near Central Station. This was one of the main reasons he returned 2 years ago, so it seems strange that he now wants to leave again.

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  • Andreas

    Aug 11, 2007 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #24

    Well Nobby played tonight so that sort of proved the [paper fantasy] “he’s not included in the squad…yada yada yada…and will shortly move to WHUFC on a free…” to be as just paper crap.

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