Riise Would Be Great Acquisition For Newcastle

John Arne Riise is no longer happy at the number of games he is playing at Liverpool, and he seems to have been marginalized at the Liverpool club this season.


John Arne Riise – would be great at Newcastle United

But that may be great news for Newcastle United and Kevin Keegan, because Riise would be a player who would easily fit into Keegan’s attacking style of play next season. We have to think that Newcastle would be really interested if the Norwegian International became available in the summer.

John Arne spoke to the Norwegian media earlier this week

“I am not happy. I am used to playing in 80 per cent of all the games.”

“But if I don’t get to play as much as I want to I have to make a choice this summer as to whether I should stay or not.”

Newcastle first objective, as usual, is to strengthen the back four in the summer but Keegan seems ready to offer the £3.5M fee for Riise. That would be an excellent acquisition for the club, and Riise would be guaranteed first-team football either at left back or left wing.

27 year-old Riise, who stands 6’1″ tall, has played 228 times for Liverpool and scored 21 goals. He has also played 68 games for his country, Norway, scoring 7 goals for them.

Riise can play on the left side of defense, midfield or attack, has massive experience, and a tremendous left foot with which he has scored some classic goals for Liverpool.

What do you think?

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