Let’s be clear about something from the start – Reading’s Shane Long is not worth £10M.
Shane Long – is he worth £10M?
But that’s what the Daily Mail is reporting today – that Reading have told Newcastle, Everton, Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion that the Irish International striker will cost £10M.
Nice money if you can get it, and nice try by Reading – but we suppose you can hardly blame the Championship club for trying to get the highest price for their top player.
But that’s only one reason Newcastle are turning to France and Germany for their players this summer, as British players seem to be way over-priced.
Shane did get a good 25 goals for the Royals last season, and looks a natural goal poacher, and he’s a good player, but of course he’s also completely untested in the Premier League.
The Daily Mail is reporting that Sunderland, who seem to be in the business of buying British players this summer, having already brought in Connor Whickham and Craig Gardner, have already bid £7M for the striker.
Reading manager Brian McDermott had this to say about the striker:
“If a Premier League club comes in and we feel it is the right offer there’s nothing we can do.”
We don’t think the 24 year-old, who was born in Gortnahoe, Ireland, is worth £10M – what do you think?
Here’s a poll on it – let us know what you think:
Comments always welcome.