Keith Andrews for Alan Smith swap?
Newcastle United have enqiured about the availability of Keith Andrews as they look to bolster their midfield for their Championship promotion push.
Rather than the answer of 'oh, please good lord take him' they instead received the answer of 'Can we have Alan Smith in exchange'?
The Sunday Mirror primarily ran with the story but a few others have now joined in the fun. It does seem an interesting proposition and it may well be fictional but to me Alan Smith IS an improvement as the tough tackling midfielder role.
Therefore it wouldn't be a bad thing if we were to get hold of him - he doesn't score a lot (at all in fact) but he has been in fine form for the Geordies this season.
As for Keith, I don't think we will find too many crying if he is sold.