We are having some trouble bringing in players at Newcastle this summer, so a reported bid of around Â£9M for James Milner from Aston Villa, will not be welcomed by manager Kevin Keegan.
James Milner – increased offer from Aston Villa
As Bobby Robson always used to say, every player has his price, and we suppose around Â£10M would be James’ price right now, but he’s played so well in pre-season, and seems to be thriving under Keegan.
So what would be the point of selling James?
Particularly because we cannot be assured of bringing in a replacement in the 18 days, 2 hours and 17 minutes left – approximately – at the time of writing.
It appeared that Martin O’Neill may have been interested in Alan Smith, and we all know that O’Neill would love to get Milner at Villa.
Yes, we could sell Milner for Â£9M, and that would be a good deal for us, but we think the lad is only going to get better under Keegan.
And he’ll not only be a valuable player for us this season, but we think his value will also increase, with Keegan coaching him.
But that’s our opinion, and it will be a challenge to Kevin and Mike Ashley, if indeed O’Neill comes shopping with big money.
Milner, who spent a successful season on loan at Villa Park, and played very well in over 30 games for them, is now an important member of our squad.
So we’ll run a poll to get the feelings of our readers – if Villa do bid Â£9M for James – should we sell?
Make sure to vote – thanks.
Comments always very welcome.