Some things seem to be clearing up in the transfer market today, and it seems the Newcastle player that could be on his way very shortly is Cameroon International Geremi.
Geremi – probably on his way out of Newcastle
Kinnear had said an offer has been accepted by the club for a player yesterday, that would save Newcastle £4.5M, which is apparently the wages Geremi would be getting for the rest of his contract.
The fee for Geremi is widely being quoted at £1.5M, not that the reports are accurate, but that at least that sounds like a decent fee for a player we got as a free agent from Chelsea, just 18 months ago.
Geremi seems poised to join Besiktas in a £1.5M deal after being told he can leave Newcastle, and it seems Geremi is discussing the move with his wife, and the money Joe gets from the deal can presumably be used to bring new players into the club, although £1.5M isn’t that much.
Geremi started last season as the Newcastle captain, and seems ready to jump at the opportunity to leave Tyneside, because it’s fairly clear he will not get too many chances under Joe Kinenar on Tyneside, and he wants to continue to play first team football.
The Daily Mail is saying that Geremi was furious after he was booed by home supporters during Saturday’s 2-2 draw with West Ham, but it wasn’t Geremi that was getting the boos.
It was the introduction of a certain Charles N’Zogbia, who has been bad mouthing the club, who was the target of 90% of the boos, although Geremi would probably agree he had a stinker on Saturday.
That’s the way it goes in some games. Geremi has made just eight Premier League starts this season, and is suspiciously ruled out of tonight’s FA Cup replay with Hull City with an illness, and that’s probably a precaution against him being injured.
We’re actually surprised Joe never tried him at right back, once Habib Beye was injured, since he has lots of experience playing there for both Chelsea and Cameroon.
But it seems a good deal for both the player and the club, and if Geremi does moves on – he will no doubt get a regular game.
We hold no bad feelings at all towards Geremi, as he came into the club for nothing, and always did his best for the team.
And Geremi was apparently a very good influence in the dressing room – and we wish him all the very best, if he decides to leave Newcastle.