Some updated news this morning on one of our potential transfer targets in the summer.
Nicky Shorey – at Â£5M would be a great buy for the Toon
Kevin Keegan is being linked with Nicky Shorey, and it may well be that Shorey will leave Reading in the summer. His contract doesnâ€™t run our until June, 2009, but he may decide to leave, and if Reading get relegated, which is looking a real possibility, then he will definitely leave the club.
The fee that is being mentioned is Â£5M, and for that weâ€™d buy him in a heartbeat. Heâ€™s a good player and he would do very well at Newcastle and then weâ€™d have Shorey and the developing JosÃ© Enrique, who we still like a lot, fighting it out for the left back spot.
We paid around Â£6.2M for Jose so Â£5M for an established Premiership player would be a good deal for the club. We actually would prefer Wayne Bridge as our first choice, but it may be that Nicky wants out at Reading, and he would be a great acquisition as would Wayne.
Shorey has postponed contract talks with Reading in the last few days, and that has been interpreted as he may now be ready to leave the club. Nicky joined Reading in 2001 from Leyton Orient, and has played for the club 256 times, scoring 11 goals. He has so far represented England on two occasions and we’re sure he will want to add to the total. Moving to the North East club should certainly help him in that.
If, for some reason, we cannot get Shorey or Bridge in the summer, another possibility would be John Arne Riise from Liverpool. We can see John dashing down the left wing in a Keegan like Newcastle United side, and he would be another excellent acquisition for the club at left back, with experience galore gained with Liverpool.
Either of these three would be very good buys for Newcastle in the summer.
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