Keegan wanted Becks for Newcastle before he quitSeptember 7th, 2008 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.7 (ANI): Coach Kevin Keegan wanted the Newcastle Football club to fork out 200 million pounds for recruiting superstars David Beckham, Thierry Henry and Frank Lampard before he spectacularly quit on Thursday.
These were the players Keegan really wanted and he didnt seem to care about how much they would cost. But the reaction of the board was no chance were not spending that sort of money on players like these, The Sun quoted a club insider, as saying.
As far as Mr. Ashley (club owner) was concerned, he didnt want players that would cost so much. He wanted Keegan to find unknown youngsters who would become the next Beckham and Lampard of their generation, he added.
Meanwhile, Reliance Communications tycoon Anil Ambani is ready to take advantage of the Keegan debacle by buying Ashley out.
Sources say he is likely to offer 300 million pounds in the belief that with Ashley facing a fans revolt over Keegans resignation, he could be more willing to sell.
Ambanis personal fortune is 21.5 billion dollars. (ANI)