Kevin Keegan will sit down early next week for talks with Newcastle Unitedâ€™s Billionaire owner Mike Ashley.
Kevin Keegan – 6 new players for the summer
His first priority will be to settle on a new deal for his captain Michael Owen, and tie him down for another four years at the club. Kevin will also list the players he wants to bring to Newcastle United in the summer.
Keegan thinks the England striker is only too willing to commit the rest of his career to St James Park and now wants Ashley and Newcastle chairman Chris Mort to act.
The Newcastle deal for Owen is likely to be worth around Â£20M for 4 years which is similar to the deal he is already on at the club. But Keegan is adamant he wants Owen to sign his new deal before the club starts to bring in up to 6 new players in the summer.
Kevin told People Sport today:
“The Michael Owen signing will be done,” “He is the first big signing.”“It’s important to get quality.â€
People Sport is saying that the six new players on Kevin’s list are Wes Brown, Richard Dunne, John Arne Riise, Aaron Lennon, Aiden McGeady and Jose Antonio Reyes. We have been linked with all of those players in the past.
Reports today also suggest that Lennon is not wanted by new Spurs boss Ramos and could be bought for as little as Â£4M, but Ramos is not interested in a swap deal with Charles N’Zogbia. But we think Â£4M is just too low a price for a player of Lennon’s caliber.
But those 6 players look very good to us. But we also need an out and out striker to that list and we think that could be Peter Crouch or Bafe Gomis. We also think we have interest in midfielders Mbark Boussoufa and Joao Moutinho.
But obviously Newcastle will have an A list and an accompanying B list, so it’s probably true that we have already registered some interest in all these players.
We’ll have to wait to see who we can get to the club in the summer.
It certainly will prove to be an exciting summer for the Newcastle faithful all around the world, as Kevin constructs his new team on Tyneside.
We just cannot wait. 😀