Of all the players we have been linked with since Kevin Keegan arrived back at the club the most surprising is Barry Robson, the captain of Dundee United.
Barry Robson – Keegan’s first signing of new regime?
With Keegan being in Glasgow with his Soccer Circus, he has been able to see a lot of Scottish football and is a big fan of the midfielder.
A source close to the player told the Daily Record today:
“Barry believes he can play at the highest level and there is a lot of interest in him.â€ “There is no definite contact but his ambition is to prove himself among the best.â€
“He’ll have to weigh up his options over the next couple of days but he has never hidden his intention of being able to cut it at the highest level.”
Apparently Celtic have offered Â£750K for the player but reports suggest that Newcastle could come in with a Â£1.5M offer.
While it could be a surprising move for the Tyneside club, thereâ€™s not too much to lose. The fee is low so if Barry is good heâ€™ll be an absolute bargain and if not his value will probably rise by the very fact heâ€™s been at Newcastle United.
The Aberdeen-born Robson has played 143 times for Dundee since 2003, and scored 29 goals. He stands 5â€™11â€ tall and previous to Dundee he played for Inverness and was initially at Celtic, although he never played for their first team. He was on loan at Forfar Athletic from 1999-2000, where he played 25 games and scored 9 goals. Robson played for Inverness from 1997 through 2003 and played 135 times scoring 17 goals.
Barry scored two goals in Dundee’s 3-1 win over Aberdeen on Saturday in the Scottish Premier league, and scored the only goal in last Wednesday’s 1-0 win over Clyde, a 30 yard bullet, in the 4th round of the Scottish Cup.
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