Kevin Keegan is said to be keen on Liverpool Football Club’s John Arne Riise, and this is not the first time we have been linked with the Norwegian.
John Arne Riise – he’ll look good in black and white stripes 😀
But Riise would fit in perfectly with Keeganâ€™s style of play and is an attacking left back or left winger, who we think would make a great addition to our squad.
But yes we know we are being linked with many players right now and only yesterday there were reports weâ€™d actually offered Â£9M for St Etienne’s powerful striker Bafetimbi Gomis
We expect Kevin to be given sizable transfer funds when the summer window opens, as long as we can still avoid relegation. Keeganâ€™s first priority will obviously to be toi strengthen a defense which has again has been the weakest part of Newcastleâ€™s game and has so far concede 57 goals this season. 🙁
That’s despite Big Sam bringing in 6 new defenders last summer. 22 year-old Jose Enrique is starting to look the part at left back but Riise can also be deployed on the left wing and it remains to be seen if Charles Nâ€™Zogbia elects to stay with the club in the summer.
But Newcastle are going to move quickly for their summer targets now that we are well staffed with goods recruitment personnel, in a bid to sign the Norwegian international. Newcastle will not be the only club after Riiseâ€™s services, and we think something like Â£3.5M would be a decent opening offer.
Riise of course has massive experience in both the Premier League and Europe, and would need no bedding-in period at Newcastle. That’s probably one of Kevin Keeganâ€™s requirements for players coming to the club in during the summer transfer window. We want to start next season very well and hit the ground running, hopefully still in the Premier league.
Riise, who stands 6’1″ tall, has played 329 times for Liverpool scoring 31 goals. He has also played 68 games for his country, Norway, scoring 7 goals. As we said earlier, Riise can also play on the left wing, and has a tremendous left foot with which he has scored some classic goals.
What do you think?