With another chapter of the Newcastle United Soap Opera being written in the press every day, you have to wonder what potential future players will feel about coming to Newcastle United.
Jonas Gutierrez – Wolfberg and Tottenham interested.
And it seems like Alan Shearer may be ready to call time on Newcastle, and get on with his career elsewhere, and there are reports in the News Of The Word he may join West Brom as their new manager.
But the NOTW is not exactly truth in journalism either – so we don’t know if that is just a made up story to fill their pages today.
But somehow work needs to get done at the Tyneside club, and while it would be good for a new manager to oversee who comes and who goes, that may not be possible and Newcastle will need to start unloading their overpaid players quite soon.
Newcastle have to do nothing with players whose contracts run out so Owen, Viduka, Cacapa and Edgar will be leaving the club unless Newcastle actually do something. Since they have done nothing we can say they’ve accomplished something with those now free agents. 😀
It looks like Owen – who was a complete disaster on Tyneside will move to Aston Villa, and news today that a number of clubs are interested in some of our players, which is good.
The Sunday Sun today is reporting that Newcastle’s Argentine winger Gutierrez has emerged as a target for a top Bundesliga club, and also Spurs are said to be interested in the player too.
German champions Wolfsburg are said to among among the likely bidders for Gutierrez, who is still part of the Argentina squad, and Newcastle may have a good chance of recuperating the £5M they paid Real Mallorca for this player last summer.
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is still an admirer of the Argentine. and he tried to sign Jonas for £8M, 15 months ago, when he was still manager of Portsmouth, but that deal fell through.
Gutierrez was in the starting eleven for Argentina for last night’s World Cup qualifier against Colombia in Buenos Aires, which Argentina won 1-0, and that will help his stock in the transfer market.
It would be good for a change to have at least a smattering of some good news at Newcastle, and selling some of our players for reasonable fees would suffice at the moment – anything would suffice at the moment!.
That will help to balance out the soap opera currently going on in the gossip press, as the club ties itself in knots again, with Mike Ashley trying to sell the club for a second time – at the worst possible time.