Monday, June 27, 2005
Hammers make a grab for Butt
West Ham have reportedly made a £2 million bid for Nicky Butt. The former Man Utd midfielder looks to be out of favour at Newcastle, and wants first-team football. While I do rate him, is he really any better than Mullins and Fletcher for that price? He hasn't played remarkably well since the World Cup. I guess we do need more strength in depth, but I'd rather either buy another cheaper midfielder for cover, or try to get somebody with some real class for that kind of dosh.
In the same article, the Mirror also call Mark Noble "highly rated" and suggest that other Premiership clubs have been looking for his services. They also praise Pardew for being "shrewd", which I'd agree with.
That's your lot. Jog on!