Itâ€™s looking like Steve Sidwell will seek a move away from Chelsea in the summer.
Steve Sidwell – needs more first team football
Steve has not surprisingly struggled to break through at Stamford Bridge, behind the wealth of central midfielders the London club has in Claude Makelele, John Obi Mikel, Michael Ballack, Michael Essien and Frank Lampard.
But that shouldnâ€™t be a surprise to him, as that was pointed out to the former Reading midfield star before he decided to sign for Chelsea, rather than Newcastle United, after his contract ran out on June 30th last year, and he became a free agent.
It looks like West Ham and Newcastle will again be at the top of the queue in the summer.
Newcastle could well use Steve Sidwell, who is a good box to box player, and would fit in well with Keeganâ€™s new attacking style that was evident last Saturday against Blackburn Rovers. We donâ€™t know how Keegan rates Sidwell, but we think he would be a good acquisition for our squad. No fee has yet been mentioned.
Sidwell started his professional career at Arsenal in 1999 and he was part of the successful Arsenal youth team that won the FA Youth Cup in 2000 and 2001.
He was sent out on loan to Brentford ( 30 appearances 4 goals) and Brighton (12 appearances 5 goals), before he signed for Reading in 2003. In four seasons there he made 169 appearances and scored 29 goals.
But since he’s been at Chelsea, he’s made only 13 appearances, and he is obviously keen to get his career back on track. Steve played 5 times for the England Under-21 side.
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