Monday, July 11, 2005

Emre

As you all know by now, im a Newcastle Utd fan. Finally im starting to get that warm fuzzy feeling again after a horrible season. According to some reports, Newcastle is ready to sign Turkey player Emre from Inter Milan. I think it is a great signing fro newcatle that is trying to rebuld a team that has seen big names depart: Laurent Robert, Craig Bellamy, Darren Ambrose, Patrick Kluivert, and some not as big: Any O'Brien and Aaron Hughes.

For those not familiar with Emre, he is a turkish midfielder with good recovery skills, physical and fit (natural turkey style of play) but also a has plenty of flair and good passing skills. Emre played for a few years in the Serie A with Inter Milan although only played 19 games last season. Inter surprisingly was set to let him go even though there are 2 years left in his contract. Newcastle and Graeme Souness had been tracking Emre for a few weeks now and they faced stiff competition from big teams like Arsenal and Man Utd, who were linked to Emre earlier but now do not seem to be interested. Other premiership teams interested included Everton, however weekly wages of 90,000 pounds proves to be a stretch for the Merseyside team.

Well, personally im pretty glad with this signing but we still have ways to go. We need at least one good striker to partner with Shearer and a couple of defensive players. Stay tuned as the next couple of weeks will be make or brake for Newcastle.

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