The People is reporting today that Aston Villa boss Martin O’Neill has made a Â£7M bid for Newcastle’s 22 year-old James Milner.
James Milner – Â£7M bid from Villa
But the news says that Newcastle are holding out for more.
We hope not, since losing Milner would not exactly go down well with Newcastle fans.
Newcastle revealed yesterday they had agreed terms with Fenerbahce for their Turkish midfielder Emre, and the last thing fans want to see is an exodus of our current squad.
Keegan has already said it’s a good squad so we’d be surprised to see Milner leave and the boy is very happy on Tyneside.
O’Neill has long chased Milner, who spent one season on loan (2005-2006) at Villa earlier in his career, when he appeared 33 times for the midlands side and scored 3 goals.
The People is saying that Newcastle want Â£9M for James and claim that other clubs such as Everton are interested.
The report suggests that O’Neill will give Newcastle a couple more weeks before moving for another Premier League winger.
We wouldn’t be too happy to see Milner go because we think not only is he a good player, but Kevin can now start to get the very best out of him.
We should be buying and not selling this summer.