Hull City manager Phil Brown has said today he is not prepared to meet the current asking price for Newcastle United full-back Habib Beye.
Phil Brown – bid £2M for Beye?
Well that’s fine with us, because Beye is one of the last players we want to see leave the club this summer.
Brown has apparently seen an initial offer of £2M for Beye rejected, with Newcastle presumably wanting £4M for the Senegal international.
That’s one way to try to keep the player at the club, and we’d like to see Newcastle do all they can to keep Habib, but the mess at the club seems to have become too much for the sensible Senegal International, who seems not willing to wait for the terrible mess Ashley has created, to be sorted out on Tyneside.
Beye has already handed in a transfer request as he seeks a way out of the St. James’ Park Prison system, following Newcastle’s relegation from the Premier League.
There are other, probably better teams for Habib to move to, including Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers, but Phil Brown is still hopeful of luring Beye to the KC Stadium.
Brown told the Hull Daily Mail today:
“To hear him handing in a transfer request it shows the intention that Habib Beye wants to leave Newcastle first and foremost,”
“Two, that he knows of our interest, and three that the transfer valuation for him is something that we’re not prepared to go to.”
“But I’ll emphasize it again, who do you deal with at Newcastle? Is it the chief exec? Is it the chairman or is it a manager?”
“We’re not sure and therein lies the gray area.”
That’s a good question as to who you deal with at Newcastle right now, because there are not too many people who know too much about football things employed at the club. 😀
Mike Ashley is away in Hawaii and Derek Ashley wouldn’t even know what to do, so Phil has a bit of a problem on his hands.
Maybe the ineptitude of the Newcastle club in this case will lead to us keeping a player we really don’t want to sell.
We suppose you have to get lucky some time.