The Ibrox lads will have a visit to St. James’s Park in August 6th for a friendly game with Newcastle United according a report from Setanta, while the Primera Liga club Valencia is next to follow on August 9th.
After receiving the warning from United’s authority about Toon’s transfer policy to only sign younger player in the summer that could down the prospect of getting City’s skipper Richard Dunne, Kevin Keegan is now keen to take Spanish Carlos Cuellar to Newcastle.
United chief of recruitment Dennis Wise also reported having plans to weighing up our bid to £9million for the Spanish giant, after seeing the player in last week’s UEFA Cup final against Zenit St Petersburg at the City of Manchester Stadium. Cuellar, 26, has made big impact in his first season with Gers since signing from Osasuna last summer.
If the deal goes through, Ibrox manager Walter Smith will be looking for Alan Smith as a swap deal. I can see there’s no harm for us if we let Smith join the SPL team, but Smith £60,000-a-week wages will be a problem for Rangers. My suggestion for Alan Smith, being a Rangers fan, I hope you willing to receive less and play for them.
From other transfer news, United is also fancy FC Basel’s 19-year-old striker Eren Derdiyok who scored against England for Switzerland at Wembley when he came on as a second-half sub in February. Kevin Keegan is also keen to make a double £8m swoop for Galatasaray’s Arda Turan and Stuttgart striker Mario Gomez.
Meanwhile, another Toon reported target Morocco international, Mbark Boussoufa is set to sign a new deal with his current club Anderlecht, to end any speculation of his move to Tyneside.