News today that Newcastle may think Richard Dunne is too old at 28 to join Newcastle.
Richard Dunne – too old for Newcastle?
While we think that is very surprising, we do understand a little of what the club is thinking.
They want younger players, who would presumably come at a better price and would be a better investment for the club longer term.
But thatâ€™s not always easy to do, and to be successful you have to have the scouting network in place and scouts at the club who know a good young player when they see one.
But again, thatâ€™s not easy, and we don’t know yet just how good Dennis Wise, Tony Jimenez and Jeff Vetere are in this new role.
Kevin has been asked to take the club forward big time next season, and to do that you must have some experience in the side, and Dunne provides that.
You cannot expect a bunch of youngsters to have the experience necessary to take the club up to 5th place – well not immediately, that’s for sure.
So the club will have to gauge the number of youngsters they bring in against the experienced finished professionals we need to take the club to 5th place.
Carlos Ceuellar – played great for Rangers last season
However, if we are not now interested in Richard Dunne, it would seem the spotlight may now be going on Rangerâ€™s Ceullar, who we know Kevin rates very highly as one of the best center-backs in Britain.
Spaniard Ceullar has already said he is happy to stay at Rangers, but we all know that the Premier league is the top league in the world, and if the player wants to improve, he would presumably be looking to move to a better league with improved wages.
Carlos is 26, stands 6’3″ tall and played 35 times for Rangers last season scoring 4 goals.
Come to think of it, 26 isn’t too much younger than 28, is it?