It’s not at all surprising to us that Harry Redknapp is eyeing the possibility of getting Irishman Shay Given to White Hart Lane, but there’s just no way Joe Kinnear will let our great goalkeeper leave the club.
Shay Given – over 450 appearances for Newcastle United
Redknapp is looking for a goalkeeper to replace Brazilian summer signing Heurelio Gomesto – Gomes, who has proven a number of times this season, he can make a bad mistake at any time.
But Joe Kinnear seems confident the Ireland keeper will not be interested in moving to London, and uprooting his family, who have settled well on Tyneside, and just love the area.
There is talk of a £6M bid from London, but that will not interest Kinnear one little bit.
Mind you Shay would be fantastic at Spurs, since he is as consistent a goalkeeper as you could imagine, and has experience galore, having played over 90 times for Ireland, and also in the European Champions League, when Bobby Robson was managing the club.
Joe Kinnear said today:
“I can save Harry the time and money and tell him not to bother even picking up the telephone, because there is no way Shay Given will be leaving this football club.”
“We want to build up Newcastle United and get good players in, not good players out.” “And why would he want to go to Spurs? This is a bigger club than Spurs.”
Oh, we hope that last sentence doesn’t start big arguments about which is the bigger club, and all that stuff. 😀
They’re both very good clubs, and certainly Harry has done a fantastic job since taking over at Spurs, having secured a second home win against Liverpool earlier this week in the Carling Cup.
But as far as Shay is concerned – dream on Harry.