News today that Newcastle want Reading’s Nicky Shorey for Â£3.5M.
Nicky Shorey – Newcastle target in the summer?
This is not the first time we’ve been linked with Shorey, so we’re not sure if this is a recirculated story, or really new news.
The last time Nicky was linked with us, the price was around Â£2.5M.
However, it does seem that Newcastle are not too interested in Liverpool’s Norwegian left back John Arne Riise, who is now linked heavily with Roma for around Â£3M.
Shorey, who has played for England once, is certain to leave Reading this summer, following their relegation from the Premier League, and of course he has already been linked with a number of clubs.
Portsmouth, as usual, are interested in the player and may be favorites for his signature, but Kevin Keegan must improve the Newcastle back four, and is looking to bring two center-backs and a left back in during the summer.
Maybe he needs to recruit a whole new back four, with defenders Rozehnal, Carr, Diatta and Ramage already departed this summer.
The news today suggests Newcastle are indeed in the race, and are willing to pay Â£3.5M for the experienced Premier League player.
Shorey has one year remaining on his current Reading contract, and seems only too willing to move to a bigger club.
That should at least help him, if he wants to get back into the England reckoning, under new manager Fabio Capello.
We” just have to wait and see if Newcastle make their move.