Various stories for the last couple days have re-emerged regarding some of Toon players future at St. James’s Park. The likes of James Milner, Damien Duff and Emre have been on the tabloids headline as the potential players to leave United next season.
These series of rumours have been connected by the fact that Newcastle will do a heavy cut of player wages and make reinforcement to build younger and fresher team squad. The sale of Milner has been suggested for ca. £5m – and both Liverpool and Everton are interested.
Our friends at Newcastle said, the propose to sell one of our younger, promising, and presumably lower paid members of the squad, if it’s true, will makes little sense to most of the Toon Army. If KK is thinking of parting with the lad, the only comfort we can draw from it is that KK sold Andy Cole – and was never afraid to sell anyone, no matter their stature in the squad, if he could see a way of improving things.
About our Turkey international midfielder Emre Belozoglu, currently under contract with until 2011 after joined Newcastle from Inter Milan for 3.8 million pounds in 2005, the AFP news today has made a report that Fenerbahce have agreed a deal with Newcastle.
Emre will sign a three-year contract with Fenerbahce worth 10.5 million euros (16.3 million dollars) next week. Other news is reporting Duff as one of mackems target.
Meanwhile, our skipper has new opinions about Kevin Keegan impact at Newcastle. From his latest interview with a media yesterday, Owen fancies KK to hit the ground running at the start of next season.
“It was never going to happen straight away. Not only did we have some tough games, but when he came we had a lot of players low on confidence. But if you could ever ask for a man to pick people up and get the best out of them, it’s Kevin Keegan.”
Owen think the more improvement to come from is that the Toon players are all enjoy training and playing alongside each other. Kevin has brought a real feelgood factor into the club. He is also backed Keegan to make four or five quality additions to the current Toon squad.
“He obviously knows his stuff. He can see a player, and he can see things that need tweaking. Tactically he is very good.” Owen added more, “And I think he has been a fantastic appointment for us, and we’ve all enjoyed his time so far.”
Emre is not a big loss. But if Milner goes then it is.
By the way guys. Latest striker being linked is Nicola Zigic. He’s at Crouch height but with muscle. Im sure he will accept lower than 80k wage.
Owen is going to be awesome next year, just got that feeling. Who will his strike partner be though? The Owen/Viduka/Martins combo worked well at the end of last season, but surely that can’t be employed throughout? Especially when you consider Viduka’s fitness record.
What is this Zigic like?