It now seems strange (if that’s the right word) that Kevin Keegan was full of praise for James Milner, after his man of the match performance last night at Coventry, when he made a goal for Charles N’Zogbia, and scored one himself, all in the first half.
Kevin Keegan – I don’t even want to talk about losing him
Keegan was talking about how good James was last night and even said he was one player he did not want to lose.
This is what Kevin said after the game last night:
“James has a three-year-contract,” “I do not even want to talk about losing him.”
“He is absolutely top notch – around the club, around the training ground. He is getting better and better every game.”
“Once you have played 30 games for the Under-21s you deserve a crack at the big time,”
“He is as good as, if not better than some of the lads who have had a chance.”
“He is one that Fabio Capello should have a serious look at. Capello needs to talk to a few people. He might not know James but those around him should.”
We have no idea of what the situation is with Milner, but if it’s something the club could ahve doine, and it was reasonable, it’s unlikely Kevin Keegan will be too happy,
We expect something to be resolved today, either that they have accpeted a bid for the player, or that some resolution with Milner has been reached.
If james leaves before next Monday this will be a very serious problem for the squad and for Kevin keegan too – he must be completely gutted right now.
And don’t forget Ashley is meeting with Keegan and Wise today, to sort out various transfer business, and also some contracts, but this is not one of the items we foresaw as being on the agenda.