Newcastle United are reported to have made an inquiry, and seem to be interested in Preston North End’s left winger Keith Treacy.
Keith Treacy – Newcastle have registered their interest
Preston North End were relegated from the Championship last season, and new manager Phil Brown admitted yesterday on Sky Sports, that the club would need to sell some of their players, and that there could be some hectic transfer dealings this summer at Preston.
This is the first time Newcastle have been linked with Keith Treacy, who has 5 caps so far for Ireland, and we do expect Newcastle to bring in one or two players from the lower leagues this summer.
Certainly, it seems that Treacy is almost certain to be one of the players to leave Deepdale this summer, after their relegation to League One.
Preston manager Phil Brown said that Preston had received no firm bids for Treacy, but that one Premier League club and three Championship sides had made recent enquiries.
We understand that Premier League club is Newcastle United, and one of the Championship sides was Ipswich, and previously Nottingham Forest, Hull City and Burnley had also been linked with the 22-year-old who stands 6′ tall.
Dublin-born Treacy started his career at Blackburn Rovers back in 2006, where he was sent out on loan to Stockport County and Sheffield United.
Being born in Dublin and joining Blackburn is exactly how former Newcastle winger Damien Duff also started his career.
Keith then signed a two-and-a-half year contract with an option of a further year, with Preston North End, in February of last year.
In August of 2010, Treacy made his senior international debut for Ireland against Argentina, coming on as a substitute in the second half for Keith Fahey, in the very first International at the new Aviva Stadium.
He has played 97 first team games with 12 goals and 16 assists so far in his short career, and this lad seems to have a good pedigree, so it will be interesting to see if Newcastle do go after this player.