Newcastle United are considering making an offer to bring Richard Keogh to St James Park.

According to the Guardian, Steve McClaren is interested in reuniting with the centre-back who played under him at Derby County.

The Republic of Ireland international is valued at around £4m and the Guardian also credit West Brom and Sunderland with interest.

Richard Keogh has shown remarkable consistency and fitness in terms of his playing record over the last five years.

In two seasons at Coventry and then three at Derby after a £1m move, Keogh has never started less than 44 league games – his record showing 46, 45, 46, 44, 45.

Turning 29 in August he looks a bit old for a Mike Ashley signing but despite the problem of little or no resale value, playing at centre-back teh player should have a fair few years left in him yet.

More importantly is whether he is good enough, having never been tested in the Premier League.

What is for sure is that Newcastle are desperate for better players in the middle of defence, with fans seeing unbelievable quotes released by the club only today, with Mike Williamson saying:

“I know I can have a good, positive effect on the team. That’s what I have done since I arrived here and hopefully that’s what will happen this season, too.”

Words to send a shiver down any supporter’s spine.

Richard Keogh is the latest in a long line of players already linked with Newcastle and having played under Steve McClaren last season; Will Hughes for one, as well as players the Newcastle Head Coach brought in on loan at Derby – Tom Ince and Jesse Lingard.

  • Pedrothegreat

    Nothing against him, but its a little bit of a step down from being linked to Matip last week isn’t it? if we cant get him who’s next? Titus Bramble?

  • v0ices

    Pedrothegreat titus had strength pace and the attention span of a brain damaged goldfish what a player could be world class for 3 minutes.

  • PhilYare

    exciting times….

  • cwtoon88

    far superior to Dummett or Willo but very much a championship centre half

  • Gordonthetoony

    Could McClaren be building a side for the Championship.  Looks like it if this is his idea of a PL Cenre half.

  • Big Al 1967

    NO NO NO NO NO NO. Please do not go anywhere near him. Makes MIke Williamson look like Franco Baresi. Just do not rate him and is always an accident waiting to happen. His error in the play off final is by no means a one off.  No where near good enough for the Premier League. Would actually make our back four significantly worse, something that would be very hard to do

  • DownUnderMag

    v0ices Pedrothegreat was also capable of a killer cross field ball straight onto someone chest…just a pity he has those lapses in concentration or he could have been an amazing player.

  • Pedrothegreat

    DownUnderMag v0ices  I remember when we signed him under sir Bobby and I was telling everyone he would be playing for England and was immense, I still get stick for that to this day of my mates. He was like Williamson, all the right physicality but just made silly mistakes.

  • 1957

    Another day another player that we are ‘interested in’ according to the media. Did McClaren give this scoop to the Guardian, I doubt it, given they are not preferred media partners. Don’t believe a word you read it’s all meaningless speculation, except when a player appears on sky sports actually signing on.