The news is now incessant that Newcastle are willing to let their young winger James Milner, move on in the summer.
James Milner – may leave Newcastle this summer
The latest news on James is that his agent wants to have talks on a new contract, when Keegan returns from his holidays, within two weeks.
There seems no urgency for the matter to be resolved, but we only renegotiated James’ contract last summer, and it is for 4 years so we’re not sure why it needs to be renegotiated so soon.
News today that Liverpool are willing to pay Â£7M cash for Milner, and will not now offer Jermaine Pennant in part exchange.
But we just don’t understand why Newcastle would allow James to go, at this early stage of his career.
He’s played well for Newcastle over the last two seasons, and we’re at a loss as to why we would sell him.
We expect this to be sorted out once Kevin returns, which is within a couple of weeks.
But we are certainly moving lots of players out this summer, and we will need to sign quite a few new players.
If indeed we lose Milner, Given, Smith, Barton and Duff to those players Ramage, Diatta, Carr, Rozehnal, Emre and Troisi, who have already left the club, then the squad will be changed drastically.
That would be 11 players moved out in the summer – it already stands at 6.
That’s not what we expected when Kevin said he just needed to bring in 3-4 players to augment the squad.
So there’s obviously still a lot of transfer business to be conducted by Newcastle United this summer, most of it on the incoming side.