Two reports in the News Of The World today suggesting that Newcastle players are wanted by teams in the Premier League.
Alan Smith – going nowhere
The first one is Sunderland manager Steve Bruce is said to have been impressed by left back Jose Enrique, and will probably make a move for him in January.
And Alan Smith has been watched by Bolton, who are said to be watching him, and of course we know David Moyes of Everton have been interested in Alan for some time.
One reason we find these reports strange, is why would the players ever want to leave Newcastle right now?
The two players are still on their Premier league wages, with Jose on around £45K/week and Smith on around £65K/week, and with Newcastle doing so well, at the top of the Championship, why would they ever want to leave the ship that is going full steam ahead right now and headed for the Premier League?
It’s doubtful, very doubtful if Bolton could even match the wages Newcastle are paying Alan, never mind why he would want to leave, since he seems to thrive on the large and passionate crowds at St. James’ Park.
So these reports are put out, but there doesn’t seem much logic behind them, unless Newcastle will have to sell in January, and if that is true then everything is up in the air again at the club
The only case that could be true was if Ashley was still at the club and why would he want to sell if Newcastle were well positioned.
But hey, you never know what’s going on in the mind of the owner, since he never talks to anybody about what he’s thinking.
However, we’d still be very surprised of any of our players want to leave, or are allowed to leave come January.