After seemingly choosing Newcastle United over Tottenham, Kevin Keegan said today that he did not expect Jonathan Woodgate to come to Newcastle United after all, and he was very disappointed.
Jonathan Woodgate – Keegan says he’s not coming back to Tyne-side
We had expected Woodgate to be signing for Newcastle over the weekend, after reports today had said he had chosen Newcastle over Tottenham. But that looks as though it may not be the case, in fact the opposite may be true.
Kevin Keegan, the new Newcastle manager told Sky Sports after the 3-0 defeat today at eh Emirates:
“I’m almost certain he’s going to move somewhere else – it looks like we’ve lost him and I’m very disappointed.â€
â€œYou cast your bait on the end of the line. Sometimes you catch the fish and sometimes you donâ€™t.â€
â€œBut it doesnâ€™t look like heâ€™s going to come.â€
Newcastle had agreed a fee of about Â£8M for the 28-year-old, who used to play at St Jamesâ€™ Park â€“ and it was understood talks were taking place today.
But if Jonathan doesn’t want to come, so be it – we only want players who want to come and play for the new Newcastle United under Keegan.
On the positive side, Brazilian Claudio Cacapa had his best display of the season today, and we also have Abdoulaye Faye, who can play well at center-back. And Woody would only have been fit for about half the games in a season – but the truth is, we still would have preferred him to come back to Newcastle.
Bur we’ll just have to push on – and maybe that means it’s an opportunity for somebody else to come in – but with only 5 days left now of the transfer window, we wonder if we’ll get anybody in. 🙁