We’re not really sure whether Richard Dunne was ever a real target for Newcastle, but if he was the likelihood is that he will be joining Tottenham Hotspur.
Richard Dunne – now likely to join Spurs
The news that came out a few weeks ago indicated that Dunne was too old for Newcastle but at 28, that seemed ridiculous, and it now seems that his wage demands were just too high for Newcastle.
It may be that owner Mike Ashley wants Kevin Keegan, with the help of Dennis Wise and his team to bring in younger players that would both cost less in the transfer market, and have lower wage expectations.
That may be our strategy for the summer, but that cannot fill the Newcastle fans with a lot of hope since it’s a very difficult thing to do.
If it was easy evey club would be doing it.
Of course Arsenal in particular have been very successful at bringing in great young players, and you rarely see Arsenal having to spend big bucks for players, since they do bring in a lot of youngsters, and most of them seem to make the grade, either at the London club or elsewhere.
But it’s not easy to do and that’s why the club has invested heavily in Dennis Wise, Jeff Vetere, and Tony Jimenez as an executive recruitment team.
The fruits of this strategy will lie in their ability to ferret out good players that we can sign each summer, or even in the January transfer window.
We’ll just have to wait and see how well they do this summer.