Arsene Wenger was quick to rule out any rumors that Arsenal are interested in Jonathan Woodgate.
Arsene Wenger - no Woodgate interest
Arsene Wenger told the Arsenal club’s official website:
“I do not know where that story came from.â€
“There is no truth in it at all. We have never been in touch with Middlesbrough about Jonathan Woodgate.”
Tottenham are of course the favorites to sign the 28-year-old, and will probably now complete the deal today, but another club has also bid for Jonathan.
Middlesbrough’s CEO Keith Lamb told Sky Sports:
“We’ve got an abundance of center-backs and with the emergence of David Wheater and with Robert Huth back and Emanuel Pogatetz.”
“Gareth felt he could let one of them go.”
The Evening Chronicle are reporting that since last Wednesday friends and acquaintances of Jonathan had been saying Woodgate would be delighted to come back to Newcastle United.
But now we know that’s not true, and he’ll end up a Tottenham player some time soon, and maybe even today. You cannot help feeling a little for Kevin Keegan, who probably also thought he had the player wrapped up.
It’s going to be hard not to be too cynical when Woodgate is introduced at the Tottenham club, and he tells them how they were the only club he wanted to join, or words to that effect.
There has been talk today that Kevin may go after Bayern Munich’s 6’5â€ center-back Daniel van Buyten, who played for him at Manchester City, but that’s very unlikely, as the transfer window seems to be fizzling out for Newcastle this time around.Â Â Â
Oh well, let’s hope some of our African boys are back at the end of the week. It will be good to have them back in the team, or at least have Faye, Beye and Oba back in there. Not sure how Geremi will fare in a Kevin Keegan regime, but he’s certainly due to hit some good form shortly, and seems to have been playing well for Cameroon.
Comments are always welcome – just keep them decent for the bairns.