There was news last week in the Chronicle that Newcastle United had been put off pursuing the transfer of Manchester City defender Micah Richards by his huge wage demands, and his demands are higher than the wages captain Fab Coloccini is receiving at Newcastle.
Micah Richards – not Newcastle bound
But that hasn’t stopped the Star coming out today with an exclusive that says Newcastle will be going after the England International to replace Mathieu Debuchy – who has already told the French press he will be joining Arsenal after the World Cup ends in Brazil.
Debuchy is bring signed by Arsenal as a replacement for Bacary Sagna, who let his Arsenal contract run down and then signed as a free agent for Manchester City a couple of weeks ago.
Other clubs said to be interested in the 26 year-old Richards, who can play at right-back or center-back, are West Brom and Hull City.
We really have a hard job believing this report – which offers nothing new – and we doubt if there’s much truth to it, and there’s just no way Mike Ashley will pay out big bucks in wages to Micah Richards, who seems past his best.
The only way Micah would arrive on Tyneside is if he would take a huge wage cut, and there are other Premier League clubs who would be willing to pay out bigger wages than Newcastle to land the England International.
What do you think?