Newcastle have already lodged a bid of Â£5M for Manchester City center-back Richard Dunne, and now may be the time to push this deal through.
Richard Dunne – good time to get deal done
It seems certain now that Manchester Cityâ€™s Thailand owner Thaksin Shinawatra will sack Sven Eriksson in the summer, as the Swede’s right hand man, Tord Grip, informed the press yesterday.
It appears that Thaksin has an ego as big as his fortune, and Sven is probably better off somewhere else – now that he’s got back his reputation back with some good work at Eastlands. Wonder if Chelsea will go for him?
There will obviously be uncertainty not only at the Manchester City club itself, but also with the players and it therefore seems that now would be a great time for Newcastle to try to do the deal for Richard.
Whatever you think of the player, we think heâ€™ll improve the team, and itâ€™s low risk for Newcastle United, because not only does Kevin know Richard well from his City days, but heâ€™s also a proven performer in the league. Yes, he makes one or two mistakes, but his consistency is very good.
And while Â£5M may be a high price for a player whose contract runs out a year come June, it would nevertheless be a good deal for the Tyneside club, and as we’ve said – low risk.
Letâ€™s get him to Newcastle.