The Daily Mirror is reporting today that Newcastle United are trying to offload Damien Duff to bring in Derby County star Kris Commons.
Kris Commons – Derby County winger
But we don’t believe much of this at all.
However, we’d like to believe there’s some truth in Newcastle’s interest in Derby County’s Chris Commons, since former Nottingham Forest manager Joe Kinnear took Commons to the City Ground in July 2004, and maybe Joe wants to bring the left-sided Scottish international to St. James’ Park.
But apparently Wigan manager Steve Bruce is also interested in the £3M rated Commons, and of course has money to spend after the transfers of Emile Heskey and Wilson Palacios recently.
Bruce has failed to bring in two Wigan targets in Reading’s Stephen Hunt and Cardiff’s Joe Ledley, citing crazy prices as he tries to build up squad wisely.
Commons is 25 years old, and has played for Scotland just 4 times after starting his career at Stoke City in 2000.
He played 41 times for the Potters scoring 5 goals before moving to Nottingham Forest in 2004, where Joe Kinnear was then the manager, and he played for Forest 138 times with 32 goals – a more than decent scoring record.
The Mansfield-born player was transferred to Derby County on a free transfer in 2008, and he has played there 18 times, with a couple of goals, and has looked a very decent player.
While he’s looked good in the couple of times we’ve seen him play for Derby County against Manchester United recently, we’re not sure whether the 5’6″ tall winger/striker would be good enough for Newcastle United.
What do you think?