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Worst January Transfer Rumour…So Far

10 years ago

If you see the latest player ‘linked’ with Newcastle United in a Tyneside chip shop then we’d definitely be interested to hear about it.

Yes, United are being linked with a move for Wesley Sneijder, the one of Inter Milan and Netherlands fame.

The ‘audacious deal’ would see Newcastle ‘swoop’ for the Dutch playmaker in the transfer window and the thirty one year old arrive on Tyneside to help in the battle against relegation.

This particular nonsense is backed up by citing the kind of deals Newcastle offered in the past to Michael Owen and others.

I know Mike Ashley’s time at St.James’ Park has been pretty crazy but one thing we do know is that players over a certain age (which is why reports of interest in West Brom’s 31 year old Peter Odemwingie were similarly wide of the mark, if less outrageous) and level of wages are a total no no these days.

Obviously there is a happy middle ground and while we don’t want to go back to the days of Michael Owen, we do want to see a commitment to keeping our best players and adding to them.

Has anybody seen a more unlikely transfer target story?

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