The Manchester Evening News are reporting that Newcastle are preparing a double bid for center-back Micah Richards and winger/striker Scott Sinclair of Manchester City.
Scott Sinclair – available from Manchester City
There was some news a few days ago that Newcastle had bid £4.2M for Michah Richards, so maybe that had soem truth in it, but we may also be bidding for Scott Sinclair, and both players have been made available by City.
We did put out an article yesterday wondering whether we should go after striker John Guidetti and Scott Sinclair on loan, since both had been made available by manager Manuel Pellegrini, and he added that it was important that some of his younger players started to play again.
That will not happen at City, whose squad is just too big for this season, and therefore there could be some good deals available from the reigning PL Champions.
And Newcastle certainly like a good deal, as we all know.
Michah Richards – Man City defender
We mentioned before that one of the problems with City players is they are on very high wages, and that makes it very difficult for the Manchester club to unload some of the players they don’t want any more.
Maybe Newcastle could turn that to their advantage by getting a (really) good deal from City for those two players – either permanently or on loan for the season.
Whether we will be willing to pay their current wages is another question, but if the players really want to play, they should be willing to accept lower wages, and start plying their trade again.
Both players have no futures at Manchester City and they know it, so a decent bid by Newcastle to City, and a decent wage package to each of the players could see the deal completed.
We think both players would be worth signing, since Scott can score goals from the wing, and Micah Richards will have an opportunity to become a starting center-back at Newcastle, a position we have looked weak in for at least the last couple of seasons.
We also thought striker John Guidetti might be a decent loan signing, but it looks like Feyenoord are moving in for him – and of course from 2011-2012 John scored 20 goals in 23 appearances for Feyenoord while on loan in Holland.
It’s not surprising the Dutch side are interested in him again – probably on another loan deal.
What do you think?
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