Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan has made the signing of a new left-back his top priority during the summer transfer window.
Jose Enrique – Spaniard is only recognized left back at the club
Keegan is going to revamp his St James’ Park squad which although it has quality is short on numbers. Especially in defense.
Keegan has already been linked with a summer raid for Chelsea left-back Wayne Bridge and has admitted he would like to bring in a player with proven Premiership experience.
Keegan told The News of the World.
“We’ve got one left-back at the club in Jose Enrique and he could get injured or suspended,” “Whoever, we fetch in, we can’t sign just foreign players and expect them to know all about the Premier League.
“I’m not scared of taking a gamble, but we want some solid players who know the Premier League if we’re going to turn things round quickly.”
We have been short of a left back since Celestine Babayaro left last December, and now he cannot get his game at the LA Galaxy. But Newcastle have never replaced Celestine and there should be some good left backs available in the summer.
Nicky Shorey, Wayne Bridge and John Arne Riise are just three that may be available and would do a very good job at Newcastle. Whoever Kevin brings in has to be top class, that’s the priority.
We would like to see a center back, left back, a midfielder and striker brought in during the summer months. Those four new players seem to be the minimum required, and with some of the youngsters pushing through next season we should have a big enough squad.
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