Sunderland midfielder Kieron Richardson has been a target for Newcastle United for about two years, but we’d be surprised if Chris Hughton goes after the former Manchester United winger this summer.
Kieron Richardson – are Newcastle really interested?
The Greenwich-born former Manchester United player was a target of Joe Kinnear some 15 months ago but the deal didn’t go through in the January transfer window.
And it could be that the Daily Mirror today, who today are reporting Newcastle may be interested in this player, are just regurgitating some former Newcastle targets, since we understand Kieron is quite happy at Sunderland and has even stated his commitment to the Wearsiders this week.
The 5’9″ Richardson has a year left on his current contract and talks are planned with the Wearsiders on a new contract in the summer.
25 year-old Kieron has 158 first class appearances with 22 goals in his career so far, and has appeared 67 times for Sunderland with 8 goals.
Kieron sees his best position as a midfielder on the left hand side, where he can use his undoubted speed and skill his advantage, but Sunderland’s Geordie manager Steve Bruce wants Kieron to play at left back – and “save Sunderland a fortune.”
We think there’s no chance that Newcastle will pursue Richardson this summer – but of course we could be wrong about that.