Kevin Keegan’s return to St James’ Park has the City of Newcastle Upon Tyne in an excitement it hasnâ€™t experienced since the last time Kevin was at the club. Now Kevin will be looking for new players to bring into the club in January and compiling a dossier of players he will move for in the summer.
Kevin Keegan – compiling a dossier of players he wants at Newcastle United
Kevin left as manager in January 8th of 1997, and was officially announced as our new manager last Wednesday â€“ 16th January, 2008 â€“ just over 11 years later.
One of Keeganâ€™s highest priorities to address during the remaining days of the winter transfer window is to bring 2-3 (or more) top players into the club. Keegan talked about this yesterday after the 0-0 draw with Bolton Wanderers:
“I haven’t spoken to anyone about anything other than the match today.â€“I have spoken to a couple of agents who have rung about players.â€
“It’s really from now on that things like that have got to happen, because the priority has been this match and trying to get a result, which we sort of half got with a 0-0.”
Gary Megson was also asked after the game is he thought Kevin could turn things around quickly at the club and Gary replied:
“Yes, but not short term, because he has got to work with the same players.â€“But I am sure that the ambition of the place and the fact that I don’t think Kevin would have come here unless he had got some kind of guarantee of the type of player he is going to go for.â€
“Short term, he has got to get a bit of an improvement, but long term, I am sure he will be up there with the big boys again.”
There are some good signs in the press about some of the players we may be after â€“ but of course you also know some of these are going to be made up by the popular press. So far, we have seen reports we may be interested in the following players:
Michael Carrick â€“ Manchester United
Wayne Bridge â€“ Chelsea
Wes Brown â€“ Manchester United
Deco – Barcelona
Jermain Defoe â€“ Tottenham Hotspur
Johan Elmander – Toulouse FC
Barry Robson – Dundee United
Shaun Wright-Phillips – Chelsea
Carlos Cuellar – Rangers
Sol Campbell – Portsmouth
Daniel van Buyten – Bayern Munich
Marek Cech – FC Porto
Weâ€™d take most of those players above, although we don’t know too much about Barry Robson of Dundee United, who apparently is available for under Â£1M – so that seems a little strange to us.
But who do you think should be on Kevin’s dossier of players to bring to the club?
Let us know – comments and players very welcome. Maybe Kevin will even look through this blog to get some ideas (just kidding). 😀