Newcastle could do a lot worse than raid Reading for some of their players who will definitely be leaving this summer.
Nicky Shorey – one Reading player who would be excellent acquisition
Reading manager Steve Coppell has been told he must sell some of his players to raise funds for next season, and there are a number of rival clubs to Newcastle, just waiting to pounce.
Sunderland are said to be preparing a Â£10M double bid for Stephen Hunt and Kevin Doyle, and Aston Villa are said to also fancy Doyle.
Newcastle’s boss Kevin Keegan is said to like striker Dave Kitson, but we doubt that he would be a good acquisition since Reading found it hard to score any goals in their final run-in and it cost them their premiership place.
And Nicky Shorey wants to leave after already rejecting a new contract, and reports suggest he could be a bargain at under Â£3M.
West Ham and Newcastle are said to be favorites to get Shorey, although we know of no solid bid from Newcastle yet, but what are we waiting for?
James Harper is also said to be interesting Newcastle, although it appears that Middlesbrough are favorites to sign the midfielder.
What do you think?