The Sunday Sun is reporting today that the reason Woodgate finally turned down Newcastle United is because Alan Shearer was not made Kevin Keegan’s number 2.
Jonathan Woodgate – wanted Shearer number 2 at Newcastle
This is what the local Sunday paper is claiming today, but it seems a bizarre reason from Woodgate, who of course played with Shearer when Jonathan was at the club from January 2003 until August, 2004.
Apparently Newcastle had already made the deal with Middlesbrough, and Woodgate before Keegan talked at length with Shearer on Thursday evening.
Alan Woodgate, Jonathan’s father, told the Sunday Sun today:
â€œThe only way he would have gone to Newcastle is if Shearer was No 2 to Kevin Keegan,â€
â€œHe is going to Tottenham. I have driven him to the station to go down there today for a medical and talks.
â€œProvided it all goes OK, the deal should be finalized over the weekend.â€
So Woodgate will move to White Hart Lane, unless something just as peculiar happens again. To us this seems a lack of confidence in Keegan by Woodgate. This still seems so peculiar to us, if this is the real reason Woodgate would not come back to Newcastle.
What do you think?
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