News today in the Telegraph that Newcastle United will go after relegated Reading’s left back Nicky Shorey.
Nicky Shorey – back from holiday in 2 weeks
The 27-year-old England international has already rejected the offer of a contract extension at Reading, and his contract runs out next June.
At that time Reading will get nothing for him, so Newcastle will bid Â£2.5M for the player this summer. Shorey has played for England in just a single appearance last summer.
The plan is for Shorey to open talks with Newcastle United in two weeks, when he returns from a family holiday.
Reading have already turned down a Â£4M bid from West Ham for the full-back in January, but will take a reduced fee, in case they lose him for nothing next summer.
Newcastle were also reported to be interested in the player last summer, and Nicky would be a bargain at Â£2.5M.
But we do expect other clubs to also be in the mix, since Nicky is a solid left back and would a be a good addition to our squad.
He’s played 261 times for Reading and scored 12 goals.
What do you think about these developments?