There is continuing news that Newcastle United are interested in Liverpoolâ€™s left back, John Arne Riise.
John Arne Riise – moving to Newcastle?
News today that Newcastle United Football Club are plotting a Â£3M raid on Anfield for the Norwegian International.
Itâ€™s common knowledge that Kevin Keegan wants to improve his back four and bring in a new experienced left back, and most of the players he wants to bring to the club in the summer will need to have Premier League experience.
It would seem to us that Riise would fit the bill, and then heâ€™d have to fight it out with 22 year-old Spanish Under-21 International Jose Enrique, for the left back spot.
But of course Riise can also play on the left side of midfield, and so could also replace Charles Nâ€™Zogbia, who seems to want to leave the club for London in the summer.
Liverpoolâ€™s Spanish manager Rafael Benitez was asked if he would let Riise go in the summer and he said:
â€œHe is still our player at the moment and he knows if we receive a good offer – good for him and the club – it could be,â€
â€œBut he is a fantastic professional.â€
Seems to use that Benitez wants to sell him, with a comment like that.
What do you think?