According to Sky Sports News, Newcastle United have received an offer believed to be in the region of 4 million, for Damien Duff.
Duff, who has another three years left on his contract is one of the players on 50k p/week (or higher). It seems like Toon fans are divided to whether we should accept it or not. Some are saying he could prove to be a valuable player in the Championship and we should hang on to him, while others are saying he’s not getting any older and we should take the four million quid.
I tend to agree with the latter. However, I think there’s something else at stake here. If the offer for Duff was accepted and it meant that Mike Ashley would leave the club then I would accept. But if Duff goes and Mike Ashley stays, then I would have to question the motive of getting rid of a player who could be a good player for us this year (considering Ashley wouldn’t invest in other players).
Verdict: Accept the bid – but only if it hastens the departure of Mike Ashley and is significant in a takeover deal being completed.