Keane More Likely To Arrive At Newcastle Than Beckham

The gossip press must be loving it that David Beckham may come and play in the Premier League, well at least for a couple of months.

Beckham – with former Galaxy and Newcastle manager Ruud Gullit

David went on loan at Milan last year, and he picked up his Achilles injury that not only ruled him out of the World Cup,  but also out of the LA Galaxy MLS games until the very last few games of the season.

So we’d be a little surprised if David is even allowed to go out on loan by the Galaxy, although the news is that there are a multitude of European clubs that want him this month.

That’s probably got as much to do with the revenue and publicity Beckham will generate for the club, rather than what he can do on the field of play in a little over two months,  before he will need to return to LA to prepare for the MLS season.

Newcastle have expressed an interest in bringing the former England captain to Tyneside, and that’s  a bit of a surprise to us, but it may be coming form Alan Pardew rather than the powers that be at Newcastle – ala – Mike Ashley.

Newcastle hope to at least speak to the player, and this is what Alan said yesterday when asked about Beckham:

“I don’t know,” “He’s a player that could play in this team and add something to this squad.

“Whether he’s available to us, I’m really not aware of that yet.”

The great thing about David Beckham is not only has the man matured in front of our eyes over the last 14 years or so, but he is as keen to play football as when he was a youngster.

His enthusiasm for the game is there for all to see, and his feet are still firmly on the ground, and he doesn’t seem to get carried away with his enormous celebrity.

But in truth it’s a good news story,  but Newcatsle will have little to no chance of getting Beckham on loan, but there seems to be a good chance Newcastle could end up with Robbie Keane on loan from Tottenham.

This is what Alan Pardew said about possible players from Spurs who could include Niko Kranjcar and David Bentley,  in addition to Robbie::

“I can’t say I haven’t spoken to Spurs. I spoke to the people down there after we’d played against them last week.”

“We talked about players and different things like that. They want to do some movement this month and we want to do some movement as well.”

“Whether we take some players from Spurs, though, is a question I can’t answer. We are looking at doing something in the market.”

“And I have not attempted to hide the fact that we want to add an offensive player.”

Newcastle could do a lot worse than bring in a couple of Spurs players from Keane, Bentley and Kranjcar – as all three players have class, and seemingly could do a job at Newcastle.

Maybe Keane on loan to see how it goes, and buying either Bentley or Kranjcar would be a good start.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • daneevz

    Jan 3, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #1

    I cant see becks comin to the toon but if Pards pulls it off he has more influence and knowhow than i thought. Sayin that pards is growing on me eveyweek and i think he might deliver what he said is stability and a team we can be proud of.But still early days see if we get a result gainst hammers first before i become a member of the Pardew fan club.

  • nuttyward

    Jan 3, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #2

    could just imagine cheryl, joey barton andy carol and posh spice down the big market on a saturday night lol. the press would have a field day.
    on yesturdays game that game was so impotant not just for points but for the confidence aswell, they are the games that will keep us up and i only hope and pray we dont shoot ourselves in the foot on wednesday night.
    bring on another 1-0 for me and i couldnt give a hoot if its scrappy


  • jarra geordie

    Jan 3, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #3

    hope were not going back to the days where we do our transfer buisness in the papers instead of private.
    In the case of becks – no chance in my opinion but id like to see keane on loan and if possible A Johnson from city.
    I have doubts about bentley as im not sure his main priorities are playing football more into running his night clubs. Could be a bad influence on the younger lads like ranger etc. who wants another wanker like dyer cort bellamy for example? IF he came to prove hes still worth a crack in the england shirt would be a hi=uge upgrade on routledge but thats a bug if

  • Sinner

    Jan 3, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #4


  • jarra geordie

    Jan 3, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #5

    keane on loan would be great not sure about bentley though…not sure his priorities are football and trying to get back into the england squad, more like running his night clubs. If he comes to play football would be a massive upgrade on routledge but thats a big if in my opinion. Could turn out to be a bad influence on the younger lads like wannabe gangsta ranger

  • daneevz

    Jan 3, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #6

    dunno bout this hype arround kranjcar. I personally would like to se jefferson farfan in a toon kit he a quality winger.

  • Bryan

    Jan 3, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #7

    Spurs have a great team, and are playing some great football. Keane, Bentley & Kranjcar are still good players and would fit in well and improve our team greatly. I hope we go after all 3 because I dont we will see this type of quality available anywhere else during January.
    Whoever we go after I hope its done and dusted quickly as opposed to the normal last day last second madhouse that Sky Sports News just love.

  • nuttyward

    Jan 3, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #8

    Taarabt (QPR)
    Keane (SPUDS)

    PERCH ( give him away)
    XISCO ( 2 MIL)
    SMITH ( 2.5 MIL)

  • cyprus

    Jan 3, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #9

    Keane, bentley would be great, but as harry said, they’re not a selling club (and we are). don’t understand why some of u criticise Routledge, he always puts in a good shift, always seems dangerous. talking of wingers, jonas was just excellent yesaterday, his crosses were great too.

  • nuttyward

    Jan 3, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #10

    @cyprus theres no compitition on the wings and thats when players get into there comfort zone.
    jonas is picked week in week out because he has no compitition for his place.
    He maybe had a better game cos the window is now open and we are looking to strenghting the squad .
    Routledge agreed can be a great impact player but not a starter IMO.


  • HaZ-NUFC

    Jan 3, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #11

    if we get becks it would be a great business move getting him and will generate a lot of cash for new players and he is a great player its a win win win

  • leedodd

    Jan 3, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #12

    We have no chance of getting Beckham he would go to a London club because of his family ties and his houses down south – Lady Muck at the Metro Centre and Elden Square yea Right !!!!!!!!!!! We would be very lucky to get Keane but that is it but probably not because of his high wages – why get young players from the likes or QPR ?? wht not use our Youngsters ?? all this crap of bringing them through !!!!!!!! use Vukic and Kadar and Ranger and the Young Irish Lad . Best did Try for us Yesterday . I see we are Pushing Shirt sales on the web maybe becks could sell us some shirts ?? He is Like Big Sol The Legs are gone but They are still stars Send SOl to The GAlaxy With Becks ???

  • munch27

    Jan 3, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #13

    We can forget the Spuds trio :-

    Tottenham will let striker Robbie Keane, midfielder Niko Kranjcar and winger David Bentley leave the club but only if the trio fetch £29m in the transfer market.
    Full story: Daily Mirror

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  • munch27

    Jan 3, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #14

    Sorry bout the rest of the crap it was only meant to be the joke about the 29 million

  • Shot Bru

    Jan 3, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #15

    Wouldn’t want either of the 2 has beens…i thought we were trying to get away from buying over the hill mercenaries and concentrate on bringing our own youth talent through alongside buying players of the ilk of Tiote and HBA

  • balubas1

    Jan 3, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #16

    Beckham will NEVER join us. Period. You all know it.

    But I am liking the “big-club” approach Pardew has, and how he says that the players brought in must be “able to wear the shirt”.
    Football is alot about confidence and Pardew is playing his game right atm.

    I know we would settle fine with being a survivor in the premier league, but as the Looney Toons we are; it is simply not in our nature.

    What if we got up there again? I know you all dream of it.

  • Nolan96

    Jan 3, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #17

    Couldn’t agree more with balubas1. Pardew has said the right things and is proving he is a good coach and a good manager. He is seemingly winning over the players and slowly winning the support of the small majority of fans who are still living in the past with Hughton.

  • max

    Jan 4, 2011 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #18

    just sign the best player for us..


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