Milner Staying At Newcastle – Getting Wage Hike?

The Sunday Mirror are reporting today that James Milner is staying at Newcastle after Kevin Keegan turned down Aston Villa’s £9M bid.


James Milner – improved contract at the club

The Mirror says the winger is unsettled but that is far from the truth, as Kames is enjoying his football under Kevin Keegan, and it shows.

But Newcastle, and Kevin and Mike Ashley the owner, both agree that James is not a player they will sell – he’s just too good for that.

Kevin is also reported to be willing to give James the new contract he has wanted, although the new contract he signed is just one year old.

Keegan referred to Milner as a little gem of a player last week, following his impressibe displays in pre-season.

Milner, 22, famously spent the 2005-06 season on loan at Villa Park, and played in over 30 games for the side, but now looks set to earn a new contract to improve his current £30K a week terms.

Not too bad for a lad who is just 22 years old.

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