The news tonight from Goal is that Newcastle are interested in England and Manchester City defender Micah Richards, but City put a transfer fee of £15M on the player in the summer, and in short, there’s no way Newcastle would pay that amount for a defender – that’s just the way things have been at Newcastle for the last few years.
Micah Richards – Newcastle interested
Richards is unsettled at City, although the introduction of Manuel Pellegrini in the summer as the new manager, after the sacking of Roberto Mancini, may have changed things for Richards, since the Chilean is a better man-manager than Mancini.
But Micah has still been unwilling so far to sign a new deal at the Etihad club, until he gets some assurances from the new manager on what his role will be in the team.
Micah Richards has just less than two years left on his contract, and the England International was not happy with the way Roberto Mancini managed the club during the last several months of his tenure there.
Micah can play anywhere across the back four, much like Yanga-Mbiwa, whom Newcastle signed from Montpellier in January, but Richardson’s preferred position is right back.
If Newcastle do sign Micah Richards, which must be considered a real long shot unless his price comes down, then he would challenge Debuchy for the right-back spot, but he could also challenge for a place in central defense.
Richards moved to Manchester City from Oldham back in 2001, and he has played 234 times for City with 10 goals, and he has 13 England caps and appeared 5 times for Great Britain in the Olympic Games last year.
He would certainly be a good addition to the Newcastle squad – there’s no doubt about that.
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