Kevin Keegan has poured some cold water on two potential deals that have Newcastle going after both Thierry Henry and Luka Modric, but we wonder if the cold water is just on the Henry deal. We hope so.
Kevin Keegan – didn’t say too much on Modric deal
When questioned about the recent reports about both Modric and Henry being linked to Newcastle Keegan said:
“Unfortunately that’s fantasy football,”“The Henry story came from a talk-in when a 10-year-old kid asked me if I could sign one player who would it be?” “I said ‘Henry,’ and from that we are now signing him.â€
“And, with regards to Modric, if you put together a list of midfield players around Europe then he would be on it and he would be on everyone else’s list as well because he is a fantastic prospect.”
We think the Henry story was never too serious anyway, but we still believe Newcastle are trying, right now, to do the deal with Modric’ representatives.
Notice Kevin doesn’t say anything about the Tuesday meeting that multiple sources have said took place in the swank Malmaison Hotel on the quayside, with Modric Dinamo vice-president Zdravko Mamic in attendance.
We still have hopes that Newcastle can do the deal and if it goes through then Dennis Wise, who is said to be leading the deal on the Newcastle side of things, will have earned his spurs at the club, that’s for sure.