Croatia coach Slaven Bilic has talked about Newcastle United in some glowing terms today.
Luka Modric – can Newcastle close the deal?
Newcastle United are trying to sign Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Luka Modric, although the Evening Chronicle today suggest the fee has still not been agreed between the two clubs, and could prove a stumbling block.
The exciting 22 year-old Dinamo Zagreb star will move in the summer to a bigger club, and today Croatia coach Bilic is keen that it happens sooner rather than later.
The former West Ham defender has spoken very highly of Kevin Keegan’s new Newcastle side, and thinks Kevin’s Newcastle United could be perfect for the 22-year-old if the reported Â£12M move really does go through.
Bilac said today:
“I would be very happy if Luka finds a new club before Euro 2008,” “Well, I would want this for all of my players who are looking for new clubs and are at the end of their contracts.â€
“As for Luka, Newcastle United are no doubt a big club – just behind the top five.â€ “Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton.
“NUFC are in the range of Chelsea, Leeds United and Aston Villa but can invest a lot more money in new signings than let’s say Tottenham.â€
“Also it’s more likely that Newcastle will be English champions than Tottenham.” “Luka wouldn’t be making a mistake if he signs for The Magpies.”
Good words from Bilic, so at least he’s on board trying to ensure the deal goes through. 😀
You’ve just got to remember what Kevin did the last time around at Newcastle, and you have to believe he’s going to make Newcastle great again. At least Newcastle fans think so.
So in that way, it could be an exciting move for players to Newcastle in the summer, even though we cannot offer them European football, at least not for next season.