Vital Football

Latest Sunderland AFC News

Keane admits to transfer interest...

Keane admits to transfer interest...

Roy Keane has admitted he is ready to spend this January, and already has his eye on several targets.

Anthony Stokes is one of them, after the boss has had him watched in games against Celtic and Hearts,

'I have seen him play twice in the last month against Celtic and Hearts, two of the better teams in Scotland, and he played very well.

'We're interested in any quality player and he is that. He's a very good player, he has done very well and he's someone we're looking at, I have to say that.

'He's a goalscorer and he's a threat. He makes good runs and is direct. He's a real good talent and he's young. He's a young, hungry player.'

And despite being linked to Stephen Pearson, Giuseppe Rossi and Nicky Butt amongst others, Keano is insisting that while he has a bit of cash, he is not expecting to be given the nod from Quinny to go mental with Irish wonga,

'We certainly haven't got a fortune to spend, but I think there's a perception out there in some parts of the game that we do.

'I think there's a danger that people are expecting January to come along and we'll be spending 15, 20, 30 or £40million.

'We are hoping to be in the market for players - of course we are - but we will have to wheel and deal like everyone else.'

Quite how much Sunderland will spend this January is anyone's guess, but one thing is for sure, even if we did have millions to spend, Keane and Quinn would not be naive enough to go spouting it around to every man and his bank manager.

And while hoping to spend, Keano is insistent that those out on loan are not necessarily out of his plans for this season's promotion push,

'You have to remember that we have eight or nine players who are due to come back to the club in January. And while some of them will be going out on loan again, there could be one or two who will be staying.

'Some of them have done very well and added that bit of experience under their belts and could be useful to the squad. As far as signings go, in an ideal world we'd like everyone we bring in to join the club permanently.

'But sometimes that isn't realistic and we have to look at the possibility of bringing in some players on loan.

'One or two of the players we've been talking to and looking to bring in, it's understandable that their clubs don't want them to leave on a full-time basis.

'But they do want them to get more first team games under their belt and that's where we might be able to benefit them and them benefit us.'


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Monday December 11 2006
Time: 9:00AM

Comments

0
Does he really need to spend? Sunderland are on brilliant form at the moment, so would it really be sensible to risk disrupting that with new signings?
getintoem
13/12/2006 17:15:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Adams Turns Professional

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

More Reliable Than An Octopus 2016/17? (20/1/17)

A new season, a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final Premier League positions for 2016/17.

2016/17 Golden Boot Race Hots Up

With 22 Premier League games played in the 2016/17 season, this year could see a record number of players break the 20 goal mark.

Sunderland Walking Wounded Injury List

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Sunderland FC and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Riley Explains Postponements

It doesn't happen often in the Premier League or Championship thesedays, but League's 1 & 2 still suffer the odd postponement owing to the weather and Mike Riley...

Archived Vital Sunderland Articles

Vital Sunderland articles from

Site Journalists

JoJo
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Leicester (home)
Suggested By: Norris Cole
Pickford46%
Jones0%
Kone0%
Djilobodji 12%
Van Aanholt 5%
Pienaar -450%
Ndong0%
Denayer -450%
Anichebe23%
Defoe2%
Watmore -855%
Larsson +450%
Kirchhoff +457%
Manquillo +850%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 22 18 1 3 55 32
2 Arsenal 22 14 5 3 47 27
3 Spurs 22 13 7 2 46 29
4 Liverpool 22 13 6 3 45 24
5 Man City 22 13 4 5 43 15
6 Man Utd 22 11 8 3 41 12
7 Everton 22 10 6 6 36 10
8 WBA 22 9 5 8 32 2
9 Stoke 22 7 7 8 28 -6
10 West Ham 22 8 4 10 28 -7
11 Southampton 22 7 6 9 27 -4
12 AFC Bournemouth 22 7 5 10 26 -7
13 Burnley 22 8 2 12 26 -9
14 Watford 22 6 6 10 24 -13
15 Leicester City 22 5 6 11 21 -13
16 Middlesbrough 22 4 8 10 20 -7
17 Swansea 22 5 3 14 18 -25
18 Crystal Palace 22 4 4 14 16 -11
19 Hull City 22 4 4 14 16 -27
20 Sunderland 22 4 3 15 15 -22
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Results (view all)

Sunderland A.F.C. Fixtures (view all)

Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Southampton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Everton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Robert Orange1
Vital Football Comment