Both Newcastle United and Tottenham are tracking Wes Brown’s contract situation at Manchester United, and have to think they can capture Brown next month, when we think Alex Ferguson will attempt to get a decent fee for the versatile defender.
Wes Brown – Ferguson may allow Wes to move on in January for a fee
Wes Brown has so far refused to agree a new four-year deal and manager Alex Ferguson may be open to the possibility of replacing him in the January transfer window, although his recent form for the club has been good.
Newcastle United will probably appeal most to Brown, since former Manchester team-mates Butt and Smith are enjoying their time on Tyneside. Butt has just signed a contract extension and Alan Smith has just been named permanent captain of the side. Newcastle also have big ambitions under new English Billionaire owner, Mike Ashley.
But Tottenham are also now interested and manager Juande Ramos does not see Pascal Chimbonda as the long-term answer at right-back, and the Frenchman is now being linked with a move away from White Hart Lane. Of course Wes Brown is very versatile, and can play anywhere across the back four, which only adds to the player’s appeal.
Brown, 28, joined Manchester United while still at school but now has just 6 months left on his current contract at the club, and Ferguson may yet decide to cash in on Brown next month.
He would be a good signing for Newcastle, because of his vast experience of both the Premiership and European competition.