The bastion of truthful reporting in sports – The Sun – has today surpassed itself by saying Newcastle United have offered Â£5M plus Charles Nâ€™Zogbia for Celticâ€™s top winger Aiden McGeady.
Â Charles N’Zogbia – we hope he stays at Newcastle
That mind you, only a few days after Aiden has signed a new 5 year deal at Celtic, so it’s a bit hard to believe, as usual.
And only recently Kevin has said he doesn’t want to lose any of his current players, so a part exchange makes no sense.
Once question we would have is how much better is Aiden McGeady than Charles N’Zogbia?
After all Charles is an excellent young prospect, so what would Newcastle get out of it, other than losing Â£5M?
McGeady had a great season last year in the SPL, there’s no doubt about that, and the player is well known to top Premier League clubs. In fact it turns out that Arsenal had tried to sign the youngster when he was just 16 years old.
Aiden made his senior debut for Celtic at just 18 years old, and has already excelled in the Champions League â€” which he wouldn’t get to play in if he joined Newcastle, although he would get a better financial deal.
And why on earth would N’Zogbia want to go to Glasgow, since it’s in the other direction he wants to move – to London, to be with some of his family. That’s if he moves at all of course, and we hope he doesn’t.
So we give very little credence to this Sun report – in fact none at all.