News again today that Kevin Keegan has put Inter Milan star Nicolas Burdisso at the top of his summer transfer list.
Nicolas Burdisso – in a scrap during Valencia game
The Newcastle manager is said to be preparing a Â£6M swoop for the Argentine left-back today in the People, and this was essentially also reported yesterday afternoon by the local Newcastle Evening Chronicle – so there may be some truth in this.
The 27-year-old star, who suffered a broken nose during a Champions League scrap with Valencia, could be tempted with a move to England if Newcastle are indeed willing to offer up to Â£6M to Jose Mourinho, for the defender.
Newcastle need another left back to challenge young Spaniard Jose Enrique this coming season, and Nicolas can also play in the center of defense too.
We half expect Newcastle to sign Sebastien Bassong very soon, after the 22 year-old had an impressive debut for the club at center-back yesterday against Doncaster Rovers, and the Frenchman can also play at left back.
Newcastle are also said to still be interested in Blackburn’s Stephen Warnock and have not yet given up on the former Liverpool player, who is touring with his club team right now.
However, the news is that the 20-times capped Argentine, Burdisso is Kevin’s top target, and only yesterday the Newcastle manager said he was confident of signing new players within the next 7-10 days.
Seems like Kevin has quite a few choices to make.