There is some not surprising news in the Sunday Sun this morning, that Alan Shearer is making plans to stay on as manager at Newcastle United.
Dowie and Shearer – at Newcastle for long term?
The news is that Alan is already lining up pre-season friendlies and wants to go after Spurs striker Darren Bent, and that’s fine, just as long as we keep in the Premier League.
It just so happens that Sunderland and Middlesbrough are also interested in the England striker, and that depends on them also staying in the Premier League.
But with Blackburn winning the three who will be relegated will come from 5 clubs – WBA, Middlesbrough, Hull, Newcastle and Sunderland. So at least one of the North East sides will be relegated this season.
Blackburn Rovers should be safe now, given their good 2-0 home win against Portsmouth yesterday. That’s something Newcastle c0uldn’t do at home against Portsmouth, a couple of weeks back – a comfortable win.
Darren Bent is a good natural striker, and of course Bobby Robson wanted to bring him to Newcastle, at the time we got Darren Ambrose from Ipswich, when Ipswich were having some financial problems..
The news is that the 25-year-old striker would be happy to join Newcastle and play for Shearer, if Newcastle avoid relegation.
Real Madrid’s Javier Saviola – who Kevin Keegan was reportedly after last summer, may also be available for as little as £2M in the summer, and is said to be another target, to add some creativity and goals to the side.
The Argentinian is desperate to leave Spain, and with Jonas Gutierrez and Fabricio Coloccini currently on Tyneside, he may find a move to Newcastle to his liking.
And Newcastle will be playing PSG in pre-season, and that’s part of the deal that saw David Rozehnal move to Newcastle in the summer of 2007. Rozehnal moved to Lazio, and he was in the side that were beaten by Udinese 3-1 yesterday.
Gökhan Inler, who was a Newcastle target last summer, was in midfield for Udinese.