There is report in the People newspaper this morning, that Newcastle are considering moving on £60K-a-week captain Alan Smith to Blackburn Rovers, and off their wage bill.
Alan Smith – the spirit of Newcastle United this season
The report says they want to swap him for Blackburn midfielder Keith Andrews, but this is another report in the People that just has to be way off the mark – and in our opinion completely untrue.
Why we would sell the player that has epitomized Newcastle’s turnaround in terms of passion and fight, and who is really the new Newcastle captain – is beyond us – other than it may sell a few papers.
Of course this story may have been made up, probably because it was Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce who signed Smith, from Manchester United, for £6M in 2007.
But Smith is more than happy at Newcastle and nearly all our players have said they don’t want to leave this January and want to finish the job and get the Magpies back to where they belong – in the Premier League.
Expect Chris Hughton to deny this story tomorrow morning.
Another Sunday – another daft story.