There are renewed reports today that if Newcastle are able to land Turkish youngster Arda Turan, then Damien Duff will be allowed to leave the club.
Damien Duff – will be allowed to leave Newcastle?
We like Duff a lot and would be surprised if he does indeed go.
We have already lost Ramage, Troisi, Carr and Diatta from the first team squad and Rozehnal and Ameobi also look certain to leave.
So if we sell any more of our players we are going to have a very small squad, but maybe that’s what the club want, given the massive wages (Â£70M) we paid out last year.
The Sunday Sun yesterday reported that the capture of Galatasaray midfielder Arda Turan will see Duff offloaded this summer.
Duff is said to be considering interest from Portsmouth and former club Blackburn Rovers, and we have no doubt there will be lots of clubs after him, including Sunderland, if he is made available, and we should at least be able to recuperate our fee of Â£5M we paid to Chelsea two years ago.
The Ireland international has always said he is happy at Newcastle, and keen to make up for two injury-ravaged seasons.
But reports say he is not part of Keeganâ€™s first team plans for next season.
Note: When we say “we” we mean that’s what we think.Â Since we is really just me (Ed Harrison) that’s in fact what I think.
I am certainly not speaking for Newcastle fans, but just expressing my own opinion – and then you can then come in with your views and opinions in the comments.
Just wanted to clear that up as it came up in some of he comments yesterday. 😀