Kevin Keegan has apparently decided he wants to freshen things up at St James’ Park this summer so a few of his squad are being made available to interested parties, and the latest player set to be culled by King Kev could well be what Rafa Benitez is looking for!
Newcastle United are to make midfielder James Milner available for about £5m. Liverpool, Aston Villa and Everton are among several clubs after the winger. (The Guardian)
It does seem like James Milner has been around forever, but he is still only 22 but already has 200+ top level games under his belt. It’s odd that Newcastle would deem the former Leeds man surplus to requirements as he really is a good player who for some reason fails to get the plaudits i think he deserves. Still without a full cap (which is amazing given he has 30+ U21 appearances and the likes of Wes Brown have more than a dozen full international appearances). If he is really being allowed to leave the Geordies for such a small price, i imagine Rafa, and others, would jump at the chance to sign a player with such a lot of potential and a good grounding of experience. Do Liverpool fans think that at £5m this is a bargain not to be missed? Or are there bigger fish to fry?