The web-site Sports Direct News changed its name earlier this week to Football Direct News and there are often news about Newcastle’s players on the site, and they are mainly current players attracting interest from other clubs.
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Ben Arfa has been linked with Inter-Milan recently, as has Papiss Cisse with Russian clubs, and today there is news that Crustal Palace may be interested in French winger Gabriel Obertan, who has no future at Newcastle, and will in all likelihood be sold in the summer.
It’s true that Football Direct News is trying to compete both with newspapers and other top web-sites, and to be fair they do report on all clubs in the Premier League, and it certainly isn’t just about Newcastle.
But it somehow seems strange when the web-site is owned by Mike Ashley’s company Sports Direct, that it’s putting out news about other clubs being interested in Newcastle’s players.
We hope it’s not being used by Mike to drum up interest in the players Newcastle lo longer want.
But you could look at some of the stories put out – and come logically to that conclusion – and it seems to us at the very least there is a conflict of interest there.
Maybe we should check Football Direct News and see which Newcastle players they are reporting other clubs are interested in – and maybe those players will be the ones that Newcastle will attempt unload in the summer.
What do you think?
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