We’ve seen the reports in Denmark that Newcastle United are interested in signing Michael Krohn-Dehli of Celta Vigo, whose contract will run out in the summer, and at that time he will become a free agent.
Michael Krohn-Dehli – 31 year-old Danish winger/midfielder
Danish newspaper BT are reporting that Newcastle are ready to offer Krohn-Dehli the highest wages of any other interested club to join them – but in five words – we do not believe it.
If Newcastle were to bring in a player who turns 32 in June, it would mean Mike Ashley is willing to pay big wages to players who are way past their best, and their worth will decline while at Newcastle.
That’s the opposite of the way the Newcastle owner has operated at Newcastle over the last almost eight years, and we heard from Lee Charnley last night that Newcastle’s way of operating will not change one iota when a new head coach comes in – probably in the summer.
La Liga side Villarreal are currently the favourites to land the player, with Sevilla are also showing some interest in him – so the 47 times capped Danish International will probably stay in Spain.
There are lots of stories about Newcastle buying players in these transfer windows that just make no sense.
This is one of them.
What do you think?
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