Kevin Keegan have had lunch with Luka Modric, Thierry Henry, and Deco

April 25 11:27 2008 Print This Article

Don’t be silly, I was almost having a heart attack when I saw the paragraph in an article at Times Online. I couldn’t believe my eyes, so I read it again from the beginning and found out the reality at the first sentence of the next paragraph.

It was from reports this morning who claimed that Kevin Keegan was ready take Thierry Henry back to England.

“It’s fantastic isn’t it. I have had lunch with him – I have had fantastic lunches this week at the training ground. We have had [Luka] Modric there with Thierry Henry, Deco has been in for a meal…” Keegan said. “Unfortunately, that’s fantasy football. Back to reality…”

More in the article, Keegan said he has submitted a list of summer transfer targets, but especially about Henry, It was something that if he went to a talk-in and a 10-year-old kid asked him if he could fetch one player to Newcastle United, who would that be?

Keegan said, he will give the answer it was Thierry Henry because he is the best player the Premier League has ever had. And KK said, the minutes later all the news in the internet and fans site will posting the article as we are now signing Thierry Henry.

I have made one mistake before when I was receiving a text from a friend of mine who said he’s listen to a news from Star Sports mentioning we have signed Deco from Barcelona. My fault at didn’t do the check and re-check first, but I quickly write about it here. That post is one of my most viewed article of all time. More than 1,000 views in couple of days…

So, when couple of days ago, many internet news reporting about the “Croatian Genius” Luka Modric is already come to the North East and talk about his move from Dinamo Zagred to Newcastle, I just wait and digging more informations about that.

Still from the Times article, Keegan said: “If you are looking at a young midfield player who has got a fantastic future ahead of him, Modric is one of them. But then every other club in the league, from Arsenal and Manchester United, would like Modric.”

True, I was thinking the same that Modric would be a fantastic signing for Toon next season, but maybe we will have to offering him something that the other premier league giants can give it to him. We may cannot offer the European league next season, also we can not give a promise that United will definetely go to Europe again in the summer next year.

But, it’s interesting to read the news from Sky Sports (oh…I hope they’re telling the truth this time, not that Deco stuff again) that Croatia manager Slaven Bilic has backed Newcastle United in their reported interest in Dinamo Zagreb star Luka Modric. Bilic has tipped The Magpies to land the sought-after schemer, insisting the St James’ Park club would suit the Croatia international.

At the moment, the only news that I can take it as closer to the reality was coming from Times Online.

Fresh from a series of meetings with Mike Ashley, the Newcastle owner, and chairman Chris Mort, Keegan revealed that he has targeted three or four top-class players he believes can take the club to the next level. The process of attracting those targets will now be left to Dennis Wise, Tony Jimenez and Jeff Vetere, the club’s technical co-ordinator.

“That’s it now. If someone asks me how we are getting on with our targets, I can honestly say, ‘I don’t know’ because I am not party to that. But I will know the minute they are complete or have failed, I guess – hopefully complete.” Keegan said.

Lads and Lasses, keep your fingers crossed and let’s hope Dennis and co will coming back to Keegan with wonderful news, at the moment all I can say is wait and see.

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