There was some news in the Daily Star Sunday that indicated Liverpool were interested in signing Newcastle United winger James Milner.
James Milner – 22 year-old winger is going nowhere
But not surprisingly Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan wants to hold onto Milner, and all the other players still remaining at the club.
We think Kevin will sanction the sales of David Rozehnal and Shola Ameobi in the summer, and that’s in addition to Stephen Carr, James Troisi, Lamine Diatta and Peter Ramage, who will also leave the club.
Ashington-born Ramage has already signed with QPR, and that looks a good deal for Peter.
But Kevin will attempt to keep all his other players, even troubled midfielder Joey Barton, and bring in the 4-5 top players that are needed to make our squad competitive in the top 6 in the Premier league next season.
This summer transfer season will not be easy for the Tyneside club this year, because we’ve finished in the bottom half of the table these last two seasons, and we cannot offer any European Football next season.
We’re going to have to do the very best we can to bring in top players, and the fans will need to be patient. In fact it’s looking like most deals will now be done after the European 2008 Finals are completed, and these don’t start until June 7th.
It’s rumoured that Liverpool were willing to offer Newcastle cash plus players for Milner, but he is definitely part of Kevin';s plans for the future at Newcastle, and Liverpool were not given much time with their bid.
The answer was a definite no.
Now we are all waiting for our first signing of the season ………..