Newcastle United boss Kevin Keegan has admitted today that he could sell Emre in the summer.
Emre – may not be in Kevin’s plans for next season
Newcastle manager Keegan said today:
“A lot of people say Emre has been unsettled but I don’t see an unsettled player here.”
“I see a player who is obviously very keen to play in Euro 2008, which he will for Turkey, and, if he doesn’t play in the next two weeks, I’ll let him go a week early to their training camp.”
“I don’t want to keep him around here if he’s not going to be involved and, with the way the team are playing, that may be the case.”
“We have four African players playing four World Cup games between June 1-21 so we need to decide how much of a summer break we give them.”
The bold piece of Kevin’s statement above seems to suggest he could let Emre move on in the summer.
Note: Or is that statement in the context of not keeping him around for the last few game of the season?
So much for keeping our most creative player at Newcastle. But Emre is extremely injury prone and we should still be able to get some cash for him in the summer, especially if he performs well for the Turkey in the European Championships.
We could get at least our money back on Emre, which will also help to fund bringing new midfielders to the club.
What do you think?