There are a few reports out today – it’s Sunday so beware – that Newcastle will try to bring David Beckham on loan to Tyneside.
David Beckham – on his way to Tottenham – not Tyneside
Can you ever see Victoria shopping on Northumberland Street or in the Newcastle indoor malls?
We think not.
New manager Alan Pardew is scheduled to meet with the Newcastle hierarchy in the next couple of days to discuss transfer targets.
And David’s name may be brought up – but only to comment that a loan fee of £1.5M for three months is completely ridiculous – but presumably that’s what Spurs are willing to play for David.
The 35 year-old world star is almost certain to start a three month loan spell to Tottenham within a week, and be available for the club’s home tie with Manchester United on January 16th.
That’s the same day Newcastle will do the double over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light – as it just so happens.
Gone are the days when Newcastle make trophy signings and pay huge wages to players, who are just not worth it.
And how many times have Newcastle done that, and how many millions did the club pour down the drain with that stupid policy?
The answer is a lot.
We remember back in the summer of 2004, when Newcastle’s defense was in need of new players, but if didn’t stop Freddy Shepherd from trying to sign Wayne Rooney for £25M.
And Newcastle almost did the deal, before Manchester United came in and saved Rooney and Newcastle too – if truth be told.
Shepherd never said anything to the then manager Bobby Robson about trying to sign Rooney, and then of course a few weeks later in late August of that year, another famous Freddy Shepherd decision – he sacked Bobby Robson, and it’s been downhill ever since for the club.
This is what Pardew said today:
“David Beckham is an asset to a team on a number of levels,”
“But for a manager it’s the playing level and the fact he can deliver a ball. He has the experience and guile to play for this team, 100 per cent.”
“But there has been no talk about David Beckham.” “Perhaps I should ring him and see what he’s up to, see if he is coming home.”
Newcastle have taken another tact in the transfer market since Freddy Shepherd left the club – and it’s an interesting one.
Newcastle will now sign a player, only if he will make the squad stronger, and available at a reasonable fee.
What a strange concept – and how boring. 😀