Since Kieron Dyer left Newcastle for West Ham United in August 2007, the player has hardly played for the London side.
Kieran Dyer – played 18 times for the Hammers – in 30 months
Kieran never had a good injury record at Newcastle, and when he was sold to West Ham on a four year deal for £6M, most Newcastle fans though that was a good deal for the club.
New West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan wants Kieron Dyer to retire from football, presumably because he is also injured.
New West Ham Co-Chairman David Sullivan talked to the Daily Telegraph today:
“There is one player who hardly plays at all who might have to accept retirement.”
“We have to cut some overheads, staff who are on the administration side and support staff for the team and work down the contracts we have inherited which are terrible.”
“We cannot rip them up under Football League rules, you are stuck with these contracts. We have to let them run down or do deals with players.”
We see quite a few football players just seeing out their contracts today, even though they are either not in the first team or continually injured – like Kieron.
Of course that’s their legal right, but there’s also an ethics problem – that if you cannot do what you are being paid for – should you keep talking the money.
We’ll see what happens with Kieran.
From 1999, when he was signed by Ruud Gullit, until 2007, Kieron played 250 times for Newcastle and scored 36 goals.
In his career, Dyer’s played 380 games and scored 48 goals, while playing at Ipswich, Newcastle and West Ham.
Kieron also played 33 times for England.
Another Newcastle player, Jonathan Woodgate seems to be in a similar position at Tottenham, and he hasn’t played this season, and Spurs are not sure how to fix his latest injury.
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