Manchester United players Wes Brown and Mikail Silvestre were two of Sam Allardyceâ€™s preferred targets during the summer, but he was unable to get either one of them to leave the Manchester giants.
However, defender Wes Brown has today been linked with a January move to Newcastle United, after it has been revealed that he has just rejected a new four-year deal at the Premier League Champions.
Wes Brown – may be available in January
Wes Brown was offered a 4 year deal at the club, thought to be in the region of Â£50K a week, but the news today is that he has rejected that offer. Weâ€™re not sure at this point exactly why he has rejected it, but we do know Big Sam is a huge admirer of Wes Brown, and of course he has plenty of Premiership and European experience with Manchester.
Brownâ€™s contract runs out in the summer, so if a deal could be made by Newcastle, the fee involved would be a minimal one. But this news at the very least will cause Big Sam to give his friend, Sir Alex Ferguson, a call to see exactly what the situation is. If Wes is indeed available, we have to think Newcastle would be first in the queue, and Newcastle could offer him both a good wage, and first team games.
In any case heâ€™d get a lot more games than heâ€™s had at Manchester United, which could be one of the reasons he may be looking for pastures anew. We have to hope this news is in some way accurate, because it looks like our problems so far this season is that too few of our new defenders have Premiership experience.
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