Manager says Newcastle winger transfer is in danger of collapse
Newcastle winger Shane Ferguson could be left in no-man’s land unless a permanent deal can be sorted in the next few days.
Millwall manager Neil Harris wants to sign the Newcastle winger/full-back but is still waiting for Newcastle United and the player’s agents to agree their end of things.
The final match of Shane Ferguson’s loan time at Millwall is this Saturday at Chesterfield and Neil Harris has heard nothing from Newcastle.
The player sees his contract end at Newcastle in the summer and on the face of it you would think it would be just a simple matter of United accepting whatever Millwall have offered for Ferguson, as he is nowhere near Premier League standard.
The player will turn 25 before next season begins and whilst no doubt he will have earned a few quid, Shane Ferguson has already wasted getting on for half of his career being attached to Newcastle United.
The winger one of those put on ridiculously long contracts at St James Park under Mike Ashley, despite showing next to nothing that suggested he was good enough for the Premier League. Ferguson signed an improved five year contract back in 2011, having initially joining United as a 16 year old kid back in 2007.
Millwall manager Neil Harris:
“Again, nothing has changed on our end, we would like to keep the boy.
“It is down to Newcastle and his representatives to strike a deal to enable Shane to come.
“I’m quite strong in my stance that I need to see some progress with it. If not I need to move on and find alternative options.
“The beauty of Shane is that he plays at left-back and left wing and is comfortable in both positions.
“We have a light squad and there’s definitely space down the left-hand side for somebody with directness and who can deliver the ball to come in and give us that option.”
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