Lots of news this morning that Kevin Keegan may be in for Rio Ferdinand’s brother, Anton, who is still at West Ham United.
Anton Ferdinand – is he good enough for Newcastle?
Glenn Roeder was always keen on Anton Ferdinand, who is now 23 years old and has played 138 times for West Ham with 5 goals and represented the England Under-21 side 17 times, and was often paired at the back with our very own Steven Taylor.
His cousin is Les Ferdinand, who is still revered by Newcastle fans after Les scored 41 goals in 68 appearances for Newcastle from 1995-1997 under Kevin Keegan. What a scoring record!
Anton Ferdinand told Sky Sports.
“I don’t know what is happening. I am happy at West Ham United and until I get told I am not a West Ham player I remain a West Ham player.”
“Hopefully that will get resolved soon. I had a little chat with him (Alan Curbishley) this morning, which went well and now we are looking to see where we can go from here.”
If Kevin is interested he can always talk to Les about the boy, who has had some discipline difficulties in the past, but he does seem to be maturing nicely now.
But we’re not sure about the 6’o” defender, and whether he would be a good buy for Newcastle at Â£6M.
We don’t think so, although we’d certainly prefer Anton to Spurs’ Richard Dawson, if only because Ferdinand makes fewer mistakes than the Spurs defender.
We’llÂ put up a poll on the right to gauge whether our readers think Anton would be a decent buy at Â£6M, although we should be able to get him for less than that.