Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Ex-Leeds United star Alan Smith told he can leave Newcastle United

Former Leeds United star Alan Smith has been told he can leave Newcastle United as he enters the final year of his contract.Smith was signed for £6 million from Manchester United by then manager Sam Allardyce during the summer of 2007, and although he was a key figure as the Magpies fought their way back into the Premier League, his chances last season were severely limited by a nasty ankle injury.In addition, he is among the biggest earners at St James’ and with owner Mike Ashley seeking to control expenditure on wages, his departure has become almost inevitable.The news is once again bound to spark rumour and debate among Leeds fans as to whether he would be welcome back at the club and in fact if Simon Grayson would be interested in bring him home.One problem if Grayson was interested could be the players wage demands.

7 comments:

  1. no thanks..he jumped when we went down...

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  2. Time to come home smithy!

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  3. Oh and he didn't jump, he wanted to stay and was forced to go as the club needed the money

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  4. for the above...

    http://www.leedsunited.com/news/20090730/lorimer-the-facts-about-smith-move_2247585_1738586

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  5. Just the kinda player we could do wi, the past is the past, he didn't jump ship he had no choice, some will neva 4giv him for joining Scum but i would welcome Smithy back any-day. Just think he wouldn't drop to our wages.....M.O.T

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  6. Bring him home. We need more soul and passion in the team. As an aussie I say ship out whinning pointing useless kilkenny and bring Smith back as a batty type man

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