The names being linked with St James’ Park are encouraging without being ridiculous. This latest one would represent a very real improvement in the Newcastle back line.
Newcastle could make a £10million summer move for Real Madrid defender Christoph Metzelder. (The Express)
Metzelder, 27, is currently out with a niggling injury that could yet spoil his Euro 2008 plans. However the centre-back is still worth investigating as a possible addition to the Magpie ranks. The former Dortmund player has a good range of experience to draw from and is usually very reliable without being spectacular – which is a just what Kevin Keegan could do with investing in.