There are reports surfacing in Liverpool that Newcastle United have already made contact with John Arne Riiseâ€™s representatives.
John Arne Riise – would be great acquisition for Newcastle
Riise has had very little football for Liverpool this season, and while he is keen to stay at the club, he also says he needs to play more.
It looks like Kevin Keegan is aware of the situation and the Newcastle club have already made contact with both Liverpool and Riiseâ€™s representatives about a possible move in the summer.
Keegan has already said he wants to bring an experienced left back to the club, and other players that have been mentioned have included Wayne Bridge and Nicky Shorey.
But thereâ€™s no doubt that Riise would be a great acquisition for Newcastle and would fit well into the new attacking style of play Newcastle are already playing under their new manager. He also has great experience in Europe and would really fit the bill on Tyneside.
Riiseâ€™s contract runs out in 2009 and reports on Merseyside suggest he is not likely to be offered a new contract. He is valued at around Â£4M, and this season has found himself second choice to Fabio Aurelio.
He has played 237 times for Liverpool and scored 21 goals and represented Norway on 68 occasions scoring 7 goals.Â What do you think?
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