The Daily Telegraph is reporting that Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan has made an £8M transfer bid for Chelsea’s French international winger, Florent Malouda.
Florent Malouda – Toon have bid £8M
We have been linked with Malouda for a couple of weeks but that the deal would only be made if Chelsea could secure the services of Real Madrid’s Robinho.
28 year old Malouda did not have a good season at Chelsea, but he could still be a good buy for the Toon because of his experience and undoubted skill.
The initial price being asked was £12m since Chelsea paid £15M for him last summer from French club Lyon, but he’s just not worth that after having a poor first season, so it seems to us a reasonable bid for the club to make.
Malouda also had a very disappointing tournament with France in this summer’s European Championships.
If Kevin Keegan has gone for him, then we feel there must be something there he sees, or Kevin thinks he can get the best out of the player.
We wouldn’t be disappointed if we can get Florent thought the door today – for that price.
What do you think?
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