It looks like any chance Newcastle have of signing Wes Brown or Michael Carrick in the summer have evaporated.
Wes Brown – cross him off the list of players coming to Newcastle
The surprising news yesterday is that Wes Brown has finally signed a new contract with Manchester United. It’s what manager Alex Ferguson had been hoping for and what he had even predicted a few months ago.
Wes has been deputizing all season at right back for the injured United captain Gary Neville, but had refused to sign the contract that the Red Devils has put in front of him, saying it wasn’t good enough.
But he seems to have had a change of mind and singed the contract last night. In fact Manchester have agreed new long- term contracts with Wes Brown, Rio Ferdinand and midfielder Michael Carrick. There was some hope that Keegan might go after local boy Michael Carrick in the summer, but that now looks unlikely.
Sir Alex Ferguson last night spoke of Brown:
“There’s no other club for Wes Brown. He’s a Manchester United player and we were always quietly confident he would sign.”
Michael Carrick, born and bred in Wallsend, and a former Wallend Boy’s Club and England Boy’s Club star, joined the Red Devils in the summer of 2006 from Tottenham Hotspur. He is now close to 100 appearances for the Premier League champions.