Newcastle Unlikely To Pursue Sunderland’s Kieron Richardson

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.

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • singamagpie

    May 8, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #1

    Personally, I preferred him over Nolan last January. Right now, I still think he would be a great addition to the squad. He can play left wing, left back, centre mid or just behind the striker. He got decent pace too. Good competition for Jonas, and a back up left back for Bull.

  • MarkO

    May 8, 2010 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #2

    I wouldnt really want him tbh, cant get in sunderland team so why do we want sunderland rejects?

  • StuW

    May 8, 2010 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #3

    Good player, but why sign him, when he cant get into the Mackems team? I would like to see Juan Albin from Getafe who has been linked with us, or even Mario Sanatana from Fiorentina, who’s contract runs out in the summer.

  • StuW

    May 8, 2010 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #4

    Also, we could look at Aurelio at Liverpool for full back cover, quality, and if Rafa goes, he may be available.

  • The Entertainers

    May 8, 2010 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #5

    Richardson would be a great signing.

    I have heard Bruce state that Kieron prefers to play Central, a position we could do with a creative player. Not only that but the lad plays wide left and LB two positions we could do with cover on.

    A 3 in 1 player we certainly would be better off with.

  • G

    May 8, 2010 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Aside from the attributes already listed above, he is pretty good at set-piece play, however, I have to agree with MarkO. If we were playing in the fizzy pop next year I would take him though.


    May 8, 2010 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #7

    I think we are set for wingers for next year with routledge and jonas. Would be a good buy if we could get for cheap and could use as a utility player coming in off of the bench to replace one of the two late in the game. Routledge’s pace would definitely tire out the opponents and then Richardson’s speed could be deadly after that.

  • tappy lappy

    May 8, 2010 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #8

    No thanks, blows hot and cold and would not improve the team

  • henok

    May 8, 2010 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #9

    I hat him after he scored a goal aginst us

  • WLtoon

    May 8, 2010 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #10

    i agree with tappy lappy. his form dips too often,besides,buying sunderland rejects does,nt look very ambitious.

  • dazza

    May 8, 2010 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #11

    not rated at sunderland….no thanks

  • Newutd

    May 8, 2010 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #12

    No thanks. Not at all.


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