With other clubs now seriously looking at the transfer market and who’s available, Newcastle had better get their act together quickly, before we lose players we don’t want to lose.
Habib Beye – wanted by a number of clubs
There are plenty of players we’d like to transfer, and those are the nine that have been listed as high priority. But since Mike Ashley put the whole of the Newcastle first team squad up for sale, presumably if some club came in now with a good bid for the likes of Habib Beye or Sebastien Bassong, Ashley would sell, as long as he is still owner.
Mike’s proved before he’s certainly silly enough to do that.
Sunderland’s new manager, Steve Bruce is looking at what’s available at Newcastle, because he can offer Premier League football, and the Newcastle players would not have to relocate, so that’s a double advantage that the Wearside club can now offer Newcastle players.
Habib Beye is the latest player to be targeted by Sunderland, and it seems that Everton, West Ham and Stoke are also interested in the strong and consistent right back, who was Newcastle’s Player of the Season in his first year on Tyneside.
Although he is one of the players Alan Shearer most wants to keep when and if he is ever appointed Newcastle manager, Beye’s future, and even that of local lad Steven Taylor, is now uncertain at best, until Newcastle can get their act together.
That will be impossible with Mike Ashley still the owner at Newcastle, so we are awaiting news of who the new owner will be, and we are really hoping for some concrete news on that later this week.
Beye has just one year left on his initial three year contract at Newcastle, and he is expecting a new deal should Shearer eventually become manager.
But with it now over four weeks that Ashley has had the club in a stranglehold, players are quite rightly starting to wonder if they want to keep playing for such a mismanaged club, which always seems to be in the headlines, but for all the wrong reasons.
Unless the club can stabilize itself very quickly, by getting a new owner in at the club, and we mean before the end of this week, we should get ready to lose some players we would have liked to have kept, and one of those could quite easily be Habib Beye.
We are not trying to be alarmist here, but these are simply the facts.