Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Best better off elsewhere?

With Demba Ba and then Papiss Cisse firing on all cylinders, he became something of a forgotten man, and now it seems as though Leon Best could be plying his trade elsewhere this coming campaign. Blackburn are apparently closing in on a £2.5m deal, but you'd presume that the option of staying in the top flight with either Norwich or former club Southampton would be a more attractive proposition than joining the chicken-in-a-basket-case Lancashire club in the Championship.

Steve Kean - remarkably assured he still has a job - has reportedly also set his sights on Dan Gosling. The midfielder's career on Tyneside has been severely blighted by chronic injury problems and we've never seen the best of the man we poached from under Everton's nose (or even much more than five minutes of him), so I wouldn't be surprised to see him leave - even if, like Best, he's arguably capable of performing respectably for a club in the lower echelons of the Premier League rather than having to step down a division.

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