For a fair number of reasons this just isn’t going to happen, which makes me wonder if the press actually take any notice of what goes on these days?
It’s just not going to happen. Firstly Kolo Toure is on HUGE wages and I very much doubt he’ll be willing to drop to a level that we would pay. I did hear a rumour that he was on something like £220,000 a week but I don’t know how true it is. Secondly there is age to consider. Toure will be 31 in March which is far and away from the type of player Newcastle are trying to sign. Remember, only players who can improve in future and all that shizzle.
In short it will be hard for any club to sign a player from Manchester City, especially one that is, or was, a key figure in their first team due to the wages they are being paid. It doesn’t mean that there aren’t players that can be brought in from the Etihad however as there are stil some cracking players to be had.
Take Nedum Onuoha for example. A solid player who is a perfectly able Premier League player who, unfortunately, has been left behind by the improvement in quality of the squad at Manchester City. Players like him would be ideal for us at this present moment in time.
Onuoha can play right across the defence which would help us out tremendously at the moment. He has Premier League experience and is still only 25-years-old so is just approaching what should be the peak of his career. Does he want to waste those years being sat on the fringes at Manchester City? Or does he want to be playing football? If it’s the latter then why not a move to Newcastle?
I know he played for the unwashed last season, but that was just a temporary switch and with a couple of weeks in a decontamination chamber we could soon get rid of the stench of cheesy chips and trampy blue pop that will have festered on him during his time on Wearside.
You see there is nothing to substantiate my interest in Onouha. It’s been a while since we’ve been linked with him so it’s nothing that has been in the press that has got me thinking about him. All I did do was look a bit deeper and a bit more logically than the press have done and found a realistic to solution to a very real problem using some well known facts about Newcastle.
So If I can do it, why can’t they?