Is Keegan Still Interested In Aaron Lennon?

The News Of The World is reporting that Kevin Keegan is still interested in Aaron Lennon.


Aaron Lennon – could we get him for £6M?

Since it’s ther NOTW this could well be an old story regurgitated, but we still think Lennon would be a great player for Newcastle, if we can get him.

However, if Duff and N’Zogbia are to stay at Newcastle, which now seems likely, we’ll have a number of wide men in the squad, such as Duff, Milner, N’Zogbia, Gutierrez and Geremi to name just five.

Lennon could provide some speed down either wing however, although the  £6M price tag that is quoted, seems a little low.

The NOTW say that Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan is on the verge of offering £6M for Aaron however, and it wouldn’t surprise us too much if he brings in  a couple more midfield players before the end of August.

And it’s that mystical and mysterious source close to Kevin that told The News of the World:

“Keegan is convinced he can capture Aaron Lennon and revitalise his career,”

“He is lightning fast with great skill and likes to bomb forward down the flanks.”

“That is the sort of player that Kevin Keegan loves and the boss is sure that he can get the very best out of Lennon again.”

Aaron Lennon would be a good deal at £6M, but we think it will take more than that to bring the lad to Tyneside.

However, it would be good if we can get him into the squad, that’s for sure.

What do you think?

Comments welcome, but please keep them civil.

67 comments so far

  • dan_from_france

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #1

    1st comment great!!
    hope so great player i think but just needs first team and could get that with newcastle. and plus he is english and cheaper than bentley if spurs get him we could get lennon

  • Will

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #2

    Still a good prospect

  • GoesseN

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #3

    just more banter around the bush, ignor all of this because it no where near the truth.

  • Nobby's Dad

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #4

    Overrated English footballer…..makes a headless chicken look composed!!

  • Tom

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #5

    I think that would be an interesting option, quite a good player in my humble opinion!

    I imagine he would be available if Tottenham push through the Bentley deal, especially with Dos Santos and Modric there too! However, if we did get him, I imagine one of the Zog, Duff and Milner would be on the way out, as Jonas and Lennon would probably nail the flank positions down, at least in the beginning!

  • Danish_Magpie

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #6

    This would only be the case if Keegan is indeed convinced that Milner’s future in the game is in the center of the park, or if N’Zogbia is southward bound. One could perceive of a straight swap between Zoggy and Lennon.

    In that case, I would prefer to keep Zoggy (if he is comitted). Lennon is a good player though, quick and skillful and will develop into a great winger. Crossing isn’t fantastic though, but we do need a bit more pace in the side.

  • tapir

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #7

    why still no news in on bassong signing?
    is he really signing???

  • shearer4pm

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #8,19528,11881_3884111,00.html

    how bout this i think he could of done a job, i know he’s not the biggest, but has got nasty long shot, old aswell but on a free he would of been worth the wages(obv not alot goin to cologne) even if he turned out to be a “squad player”

  • Geordie Nick

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #9

    get him in, swap duff for warnock, and get a £15m bid in for gomez cos i will not be happy if he signs for fulham

  • HeronMag

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #10

    Lennon is a fantastic prospect and I would love to see him at St James’ Park, but I think this story is sadly NOTW garbage.

  • sheareralan

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #11

    wake up
    we dont need another wide man

  • ash

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #12

    Look at the date of the article

  • bowburnmag

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #13

    Duff out, Warnock in, Lennon in – totally unsubtantiated, just joining the dots and the picture makes sense. Lennon is alright, still a lot to prove.

  • Geordie Nick

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #14

    sheareralan- u wake up, ther is a good chance tht not all of our current wingers will be here, villa may bid for milner if barry goes, we may offer duff for warnock, and nzogbia may get his move to london. so then we wud need another winger

  • Geordie Nick

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #15

    bowburnmag- tht was exactly my logic also, wudnt mind tht happening, then we’d just need a creative mid, and possibly a DM nd CF then we’d b set

  • Punk Skunk

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #16

    NOTW, aren’t these the rabble that just got busted in court for LYING?..
    …Says it all really!..

    …LIARS…FACT!.. 😀

  • 9 Shearer

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #17

    This is not true. This is old news.

  • Fikri

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #18

    its a good signing. we can use our long ball tactics affectively as he got a very powerful speed. same like martins. and no doubt if we get him, our attacking power will increase. hopefully we get coloccini, warnock, 1 striker like mario gomez and some other else.

  • Danny

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #19

    Think this is an old one Ed… Although, i think he would do good under Keegan, our wings are now sorted, and there is absolutely no need for any more.
    KK is atm focusing on the DEF, right and left first and foremost.
    News of swap deals and wingers are absolutely nonsense..
    We still need RB, LB, ATM and Striker, and we’re good.

  • Davies

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #20

    Nice contingency plan if we’re going to lose any of our wide men.

  • Jezza

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #21

    If Keegan is renewing his interest in Aaron Lennon, I think it could mean that the Gutierrez transfer is about the fall through. Without Gutierrez’s playing regristration, he is not our player, 5 year contract or not, and I’ve got an ominous feeling that we’ll never actually see him in a black and white shirt. So if Keegan is looking again at Aaron Lennon, this could be the reason why.

  • bowburnmag

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #22

    Geordie Nick – to be honest I’d scratch a defensive midfielder from that list for this season. Don’t think it’s necessary. Butt and Guthrie should be ok. Faye can do a job there and dare I say (being as big a critic as the most critical of them) even Geremi could do a job provided he’s kept off the set pieces. All agreed we need an attacking midfielder I guess? No idea who that will be from realistic, known targets. And a centre forward in my eyes. Again no idea at this point. This is on the condition Warnock, Bassong and Coloccini will arrive. And whether Duff goes and Lennon comes or not. Lots of ifs and buts I know but the picture is becoming clearer. Such a fuss has been made of Warnock I really think we’ll pursue him. Bassong and Coloccini are hopefully at the point where it’s almost a formality. That would leave your other two positions. Time to speculate again.

  • Macas

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #23

    The Express have a massive article claiming we are interested in Michael Kightly from Wolves for £4M. Dont know much about him but he’s described as a tough tackling winger, so I’d be surprised if we did go for him seeing as we are well off in that department. However they say we have been tracking him during Wolves pre-season friendlies so you never know, and at 22 he’s the age we seem to be targeting.

  • Ross G

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #24

    Shearer4pm are you joking Petit is toilet. He is no better than Butt, and is 31. Thats why he has been free all summer and the only team interested are f-in Cologne wot a dream move for him. As for Lennon I remember those quotes from when we were linked at the start of the summer, its rubbish that the NOTW have re-wrote because there rubbish staff couldnt get the imagination to think up some more tripe. Cant believe Van der Vaart is going to Real Madrid for £7.8m mind you he probably will never play there wot a waste of talent.

  • Ross G

    Jul 30, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #25

    Guthrie is not a DM

  • Leo

    Jul 30, 2008 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #26

    the way i see it if he signs we dont have to loose a winger

    duff can play lm rm
    milner can play lm cm rm
    jonas can play lm cm rm am st
    nzogbia cana play lm cm

    guthrie is prodominantly a cm but can cover the wings
    barton cm
    butt cm
    geremi cm

    so we can use milner and jonas as attacking cm’s therefore another winger would be fine

  • bowburnmag

    Jul 30, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #27

    Ross G – he might not have played there consistently but I’m pretty sure I heard it from the horse’s mouth in his interview that Keegan intends to play him there at some point. I’ve heard him described as box-to-box but from what I’ve seen he’s got the hallmarks of a defensive midfielder. Neat, tidy etc. He might not be a typical DM in the style of Makele but neither does he look like the sort of bloke who’s going to run beyond the forwards. I’d say he’s combative and industrious rather than creative so he’d fit in ok for cover. I still think Butt will play in the more defensively recognised midfield role for the best part of next season anyway to be honest.

  • hitman

    Jul 30, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #28

    this is an old story off last month

  • adam

    Jul 30, 2008 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #29

    sign him

  • Gooderz

    Jul 30, 2008 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #30

    DM isn’t a priority with Butt and Faye also able to play there. If Coloccini signs then he’s an option as well, but I’d also consider playing Edgar there too.

    Edgar has played there for the reserves on a few occasions, he’s not too bad defensively and his lack of physical strength wouldn’t be such a problem.

  • smithy

    Jul 30, 2008 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #31

    spures will get bently so ramous might let him go cheep, heres hopeing

  • Matt

    Jul 30, 2008 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #32

    We don’t need anymore wingers, let alone wingers who can’t cross for toffee.

  • Martin

    Jul 30, 2008 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #33

    It’s unneccessary!

    We don’t need another winger!

    We need a CB, RB/LB cover (hopefully have those sorted with Bassong and Colloncini) an AM and a big striker…

    I know we have a small squad, and filling it out with bargains is fine, but I just don’t want us to blow our transfer/wage budget on possitions that are already filled!

    Also – does anyone know if there is any truth to Fulham’s 15m bid for Mario Gomez? If this is the case I think we need to try and do a bit of bullying! I remember just before the Euro’s a few people mentioned his name as a “God, it’ll never happen, but I wish…” … He’s got all the attributes we need, and if he’d have had a great Euro O8 we’d be discussing which of the top 4 is going to snap him up for 20m+!

  • dick

    Jul 30, 2008 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #34

    never mind lennon, we should put in bid for bently that would really p— spuds off

  • broon ale

    Jul 30, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #36

    jezza. gutierez is our player and there is nothing mallorca can do about it

  • leeg123

    Jul 30, 2008 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #37

    doesnt look like were gonna get collocini coz his agents said look elsewere

  • Jezza

    Jul 30, 2008 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #38

    broon ale, Mallorca are holding on to Gutierrez’s playing regristration, which is legally theirs for another two years by all accounts. As far as I can tell they are under no obligation to hand it over to us and without it he can’t ever play for us.

  • JOeT

    Jul 30, 2008 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #39

    could just be agents talk, but anyone who works in the business sector knows its quite easy to talk yourself out of a deal if your not careful! I hope his agent is just using scare tactics to try and hurry the deal along! Dangerous business nether less

    c’mon COLO sign for us boys, you’d be a hero!

  • broon ale

    Jul 30, 2008 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #40

    jezza. he will play against hertha berlin!
    thats pretty conclusive evidence that he is our player


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