There are reports today that a deal to take Liverpool left-sided defender John Arne Riise to Newcastle United in the summer, has already been made.
John Arene Riise – deal already struck with Newcastle?
John Arne Riise was unfortunate to give away an own goal in the final minute of the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Chelsea. And as it turns out that goal cost Liverpool another Champions League Final appearance, and was the turning point in the tie that saw the Blues through to the final in Moscow, where they will meet Manchester United.
Newcastleâ€™s Kevin Keegan is looking to rebuild his side over the summer, and in particular is looking for a quality left-back, who can challenge young Spanish star, Jose Enrique, for the starting position at the Tyneside club.
There are some reports surfacing that a Â£4M deal was already struck between the two clubs six weeks ago. The reports go on to say that the Norwegian International will sign a three-year deal worth around Â£30K a week with the Geordies.
We suspect Riise would be a player that would attract Kevin, if only because of his attacking tendencies and he is also a proven Premier League player, and these are the players Kevin wants to bring to the club in the summer.
Riise has had limited playing time at Liverpool this season, and has already suggested he may need to leave Liverpool for first team footnball next season.
However, if a deal had been made, why wouldn’t Newcastle have already announced it?
What do you think?