Newcastle have been linked with Manchester City defender Micah Richards for some time now, and he could be brought in for a low £5M, and the Englishman has lots of experience in the Premier League, and Newcastle need to strengthen their leaky defense this summer.
Micah Richards – available from Man City
The news is that Arsenal, Liverpool and Newcastle are all interested in signing the player who turned 26 last week, and has played 244 times for City with 9 goals, but cannot get his game at the super rich club these days.
Pablo Zabaleta is currently playing for Argentina at the World Cup and he is City’s first choice right-back, but he will face competition next season from newly signed Bacary Sagna from Arsenal.
Richards has only one year left on his contract, but one barrier for Newcastle could be his wages, and we don’t know if Newcastle are really interested in signing the player, who can also play at center-back.
One advantage Newcastle could have is the last thing Micah wants to do is to sign for Arsenal or Liverpool, and then find himself on the bench again – and at Newcastle he would have a better chance at being a starter – but that would not be guaranteed.
We think Micah would be a good signing for us, because he’s a powerful player with lots of experience and £5M is not that much tp pay for a player of Richards’ caliber.
But as we said – we’re not sure he is a top target for Newcastle.
What do you think?