Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Newcastle Consider Metzelder Move

The Magpies' boss, Kevin Keegan, is planning to overhaul the club's struggling squad and has pinpointed the German international as player to bolster his defence.

Metzelder joined Madrid last summer from Borussia Dortmund before Schuster arrived and has struggled to hold down a place at the Bernabéu this season.

As well as various injuries, the 27-year-old has found himself behind Pepe and FabiO Cannavaro in the pecking order for a place in the centre of defence.

Keegan has recognised that his back four needs work and will be backed by club owner Mike Ashley, who wants the manager to bring back the glory days to St. James' Park.

While Metzelder is back in training, Newcastle will not make their approach official until it is clear whether or not he will appear at Euro 2008 for the German national team.

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