We had an article out yesterday and we were wondering if Micah Richards was really a Newcastle target, since we have been continually linked with the player this year, and he would cost only £5M from Manchester City.
Micah Richards – wages too high
But it seems his wage demands are way over the top according to a Chronicle report today, and Newcastle have already been offered the player, but Mike Ashley almost had a heart attack when told of Micha’s wage demands – and they are (even) higher than what Fab Coloccini receives at the club.
But that must be true of many City players leaving the club, because they were enticed to sign for the club by ridiculous wage offers a few years ago, but the club are now attempting to keep within the UEFA Financial Fair Play Rules, and they were fined around £50M a month or so ago for failing to meet the criteria over the last three seasons.
Michah was already at City when owner Sheikh Mansour bought the club in August, 2008 – but he got a new deal at the club once Mansour was on board.
Richards has only one year left on that contract at City, which is why he is available for a low fee – but he’s trying to get the same wages he is on at Manchester City, and that could prove difficult for him at a new club.
What you want and what you get are two different things in life – so we wonder isfNewcastle have offered him a wage package that is within the limits at Newcastle?
The Chronicle is reporting that Newcastle haven’t scouted Richards so they say he’s not on the transfer list – but we need some new defenders brought in this summer, and we will need a right back should Mathieu Debuchy join Arsenal soon – which seems a very good bet.
Maybe a loan spell for Richards at Newcastle and see how he performs?
Written from Winchester, England.