Now this should make for some good laugh. It is reported that Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan had handed club owner Mike Ashley transfer requests for, wait for this, Ronaldinho and David Beckham. Well, this is not to suggest that the report is perfectly true, but assuming that The Shields Gazette wouldn’t publish any lie, you can well take the report to be as true as sunlight.
Ronaldinho is unsettled and unhappy at mighty FC Barcelona and is certainly on the lookout for a new club. But his most likely destination would be AC Milan and why in the world would a world class player like Ronaldinho take the trouble to play for a side that is actually battling relegation this season?
David Beckham has still to cut some ice at LA Galaxy and he too wouldn’t like to squander his millions and play for Newcastle even if it be one of the biggest clubs in England.
So how could Keegan even conjure up in his wildest of dreams that he would be able to import both the players? But Newcastle chairman Mike Ashley though is more prudent and practical than KK in this matter at least and has promptly turned down the manager’s request for the improbable signings.