Kevin Keegan is reported today to have made his first moves to strengthen the defense by making an official enquiry for Manchester City 28 year-old defender Richard Dunne.
Richard Dunne – Newcastle make official inquiry
Keegan has said that he would prefer proven Premiership players and Richard Dunne is certainly that having been outstanding for Manchester City over the last 3 seasons, and Richard is certainly a leader.
On this site a lot of our readers have not been too excited by Newcastle pursuing Dunne, but we think he could be a good acquisition for us. Seem like itâ€™s either Dunne or Rangers’ 26 year-old Spanish center-back Carlos Cuella.
Carlos Cuella – 6’3″ center back has played well for Rangers
The advantage Dunne has over Carlos Cuella is thatâ€™s heâ€™s a proven Premiership player, although we hear great reports from Scotland about Cuella.
Dunne is likely to cost around Â£5M, although he has only one year left on his contract, and things at City may be shaken up if indeed Thailand owner Thaksin Shinawatra sacks Sven Eriksson, as heâ€™s threatened to do.
That looks even more likely now that Fulham got 3 goals in the last 20 minutes at City on Saturday, which was an embarrassing 3-2 loss for Sven.
Kevin of course worked with the 6â€™2â€ centre-back during his four years in charge of City between 2001 and 2005, and believes Dunneâ€™s uncompromising play is exactly what Newcastle need at the back.
We actually think Dunne would be a good buy for us, as the risk of this signing would be minimal.
What do you think? Who would be the better buy between Dunne and Cuella for Newcastle?
Cuella would probably cost around Â£3 -Â£4M.
Let us know – comments and opinions welcomed.