Roy Keane is today claiming that if he had to put a price on his Trinidad & Tobago striker Kenwyne Jones it would be £40 million. The Sunderland manager, clearly in the honeymoon stage with his striker who has scored 5 goals this season, said:
“We paid £6 million for Kenwyne and, to me, he’s the best striker in the Premier League, no doubt.
“There have been no inquiries for him and we wouldn’t be looking to sell him, anyway.
“If certain strikers are worth £20 million, then he is worth £40 million and I would not swap him. Of course the big clubs are looking at him. He did well against [Manchester] United and Arsenal and they wouldn’t be doing their jobs if they weren’t looking.”
Keane then went on to praise the honest graft that seeps out of every pore of his young stallion, Keane cooed:
“The most important thing about him is that he’s always putting in a big shift, whereas many forwards are selfish. But I believe we can match his ambitions. He has to plug in to where we want to go. I knew if he came to this club it would kick him on to the next level.”
Surely Kenwyne Jones isn’t the best striker out there and Keane is breathing in too much of his own guff…