There are reports today that Newcastle United may still be interested in Tal Ben Haim of Chelsea.
Tal Ben Haim – are Newcastle still interested in him?
But we would tend to question the reports that say that Keegan is interested in Ben Haim. When Big Sam was at the club, the acquisition of the Israeli would have made sense, because the player had worked closely with Sam at Bolton, and could have been a big help at Newcastle.
With Kevin now in charge it doesnâ€™t make as much sense as before, and certainly Ben Haim is a bit player now at Chelsea. We wonder if he would be good enough for Newcastle now. Certainly he could play as a full back, but we think heâ€™s not a top class center back.
He was of course a free agent in the summer, but we think Chelsea manager Avram Grant could let him go in the summer for a reasonable fee of around Â£2M. That would be a Â£2M profit on the player in 12 months for the London club, so we donâ€™t think theyâ€™d be too greedy.
But let us know what you think about Ben Haim.
Is he still good enough and would he fit in at a Kevin Keegan Newcastle?Â If there’s enough interest we’ll run a poll on him.