Kieron DYER is ready to move to West Ham United again, after Newcastle United brokered a Â£7M compromise agreement with the London club, as we reported yesterday.
It is almost two weeks ago that Dyer passed a medical at Upton Park after the two clubs agreed a fee in the region of Â£6M.
However, after a disagreement between the clubs, in which West Ham are understood to have been bragging about getting Dyer on the cheap, Newcastle owner Mike Ashley pulled the plug (good for him).
Kieron Dyer and Nobby Solano - both expected to leave for London
After increasing the asking price to Â£8M in light of that, renewed talks were concluded yesterday and Newcastle are now set to get Â£1M more than originally agreed. Good business by Newcastle.
The transfer is expected to be completed before the weekend and Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce will spend Â£2M of the cash on Bolton midfielder Abdoulaye Faye. But it now looks like Dyer will not be followed to East London by Nolberto Solano, who is thought to be interesting Portsmouth. Solano, like Dyer, has signaled his intention to move south, nearer to London, where his family now reside.
The Peruvian had initially been looked at by Alan Curbishley, but he has not followed up and that has left Harry Redknapp free to move in. Harry is an admirer of Solano but whether Portsmouth takes him as close to London as he needs to be is debatable. It’s a 3 hour ride in the train from Newcastle so there is a chance, although slim, that Solano may elect to stay at Newcastle.
We’re not sure Portsmouth, although a very good club, is what Nobby is looking for. There’s still time for another London club to move in and if we were betting men we’d expect Nobby to leave Newcastle before August 31st. We would expect to get at least Â£1M for 32 year-old Nobby, who has one year left on his contract. While that may not seem much, it’s still half of Abdoulaye Faye’s fee, so it would be good business again for Newcastle.
For the record Solano has appeared 312 times for Newcastle scoring 48 goals and Dyer has appeared 249 times for the club scoring 29 goals.
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