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Dalglish on Gerrard to Newcastle rumor

Sun 10 October 2021 | 18:56

The ex-Magpies boss has commented on reports regarding a Reds legend joining a project at St James’ Park.

Newcastle

are starting an interesting era after a £300 million takeover of the club and reports claim that Liverpool legend

Steven Gerrard

may be convinced to join St James’ Park and leave

Rangers

.

Having delivered success in Scotland. The ex-England captain has attracted a lot of attention and many believe that he will come back to the Premier League soon.

However, former Magpies manager Kenny Daglish doesn’t think that a fellow Liverpool legend will consider joining Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the project.

Dalglish told the Sunday Post:

“I’m not surprised that Steven Gerrard has been linked with the Newcastle United job. But the first thing to say here is that, right now, Steve Bruce is manager of the club. We all need to respect that.

“Speculation has been rife since the takeover by new owners, PIF from Saudi Arabia. I would have been taken aback had the name of the Rangers manager not been put out there as someone who may well be in their thoughts.

“The Toon Army are excited about the future, and there is a real feeling of optimism after the way things were for a number of years under the previous owner, Mike Ashley.

“Will they have Steven Gerrard in the dugout? He has been fantastic for Rangers. He won their first SPFL Premiership title for 10 years in a crucial season, given Celtic were going for 10 in a row.

“He also made some huge strides in European competition. That is why he is being linked with Newcastle United. Right now, though, Steven will not be paying any attention to what is going on at St James' Park.

“His only focus will be on Rangers and Saturday's massive game at home to Hearts. They defeated Hibs at Ibrox last week, and there will be a real determination to do the double over the Edinburgh clubs, who have both started the season well.”

Now that the Magpies have billionaire owners, transfer rumors on Tyneside and many top talents seeing moves to England mooted.

One of the targets is Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who is being urged by Wales boss Robert Page to think about returning to the Premier League and leaving Juventus as he has failed to progress with injury setbacks.

Ramsey told reporters while on international duty:

"I'm contracted to Juventus and I still have a year-and-a-half left on my contract.

"Hopefully I can show exactly what I can do there. I'm just concentrating on Monday's game [against Estonia] and hopefully winning there, putting ourselves in a good position to qualify for the World Cup.”


source: SportMob

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