There’s a report out today that Newcastle are interested in Bristol City’s Nicky Maynard
Nicky Maynard – are Newcastle really interested?
The report suggests that manager Alan Pardew is ready to offer Bristol £4.5m plus Leon Best for the player.
So if Best is worth around £4M, we would offer £8.5M for a lower league player, who is hardly well known?
I don’t think so.
The 5’5″ forward has been at Bristol City since 2008, and in 104 appearances has scored 38 goals, and before that the 24 year-old was at Crew Alexandra from 2005, and scored 35 goals in 67 appearances for them.
Before joining Crewe, Maynard was on Arsenal’s books from the age of 7, and yes, they recruit them very young these days, don’t they.
We haven’t seen this lad play, so we have no idea how good he is, but we cannot believe Newcastle would pay that amount for this player.
And of course he would be a huge risk, since he’s completely untested at the higher levels of English football.
What do you think?