The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Kevin Keegan will step up the search for a new left-back.
Jose Enrique – needs somebody in to push him at left back
Because we haven’t gone after more obvious targets such as Wayne Bridge, Nicky Shorey and even John Arne Riise, we think Kevin may see Enrique as the starter next season, so he may be looking for a youngster to come in to give Jose competition.
Not that Jose is an old fella at just 22, but that maybe why Newcastle seemed interested in Liverpool’s 19 year-old Emiliano Insua.
We need another left back at the club to provide cover and competition for Jose Enrique, who looked a very decent youngster when he played towards the end of last season for Kevin Keegan, and he was learning all the time.
Enrique is the only left-back at Keeganâ€™s disposal â€“ and while we have young Charles N’Zogbia who can play there, he’s wasted at the back, and we’re sure Kevin will want to play the Frenchman in a more attacking role next season.
Blackburnâ€™s Rovers new boss Paul Ince was not keen to let Steve Warnock leave for Tyneside, so the search continues. We think a very good youngster could be able to do the next season, and presumably he’ll only get better.
But we shouldn’t forget that David Edgar can do more than a useful job at left back too, and he can really play anywhere along the back-line.
We certainly need to start bringing in some defensive reinforcements very soon.
As we mentioned yesterday Slaviaâ€™s Pragueâ€™s 20-year-old Marek Suchy is one such player who may attract Newcastle, he’s a central defender, and he can also play in midfield too. And we’ve also been linked with 6â€²5â€³ central defender, Dorin Goian of Steaua Bucharest.
Sunderland has been pursuing the player, but reports suggested yesterday they were not willing to meet the transfer price. The 27 year-old would seem to be a good buy for the club.
As far as left back is concerned, we have absolutely no idea who’ll we’ll get in, since if we were to fancy Nicky Shorey, surely we would have made a move for him long before now.