Kluivert: Don't Go Al

Last updated : 27 July 2004 By Nicky Bremner
I am looking forward to playing alongside Alan Shearer because he is the king of the box. I think Alan Shearer has proved he is a top striker still.

He is a marvellous player and I want him to stay. But we have four great strikers so it is not only Shearer and Kluivert — we also have Bellamy and Ameobi. We should not forget them.

Sir Bobby Robson has not guaranteed me a first-team place — you have to earn it. That makes the team stronger. Sure, he has got his favourite XI but if there is somebody who plays better at that moment, he will make his choice.

Celtic are reputedly set to offer Shearer £60,000 a week, but if stories are to believed this is below his new deal with Newcastle.

Pure tabloid fabrication. There's no chance that Shearer would leave in his final year. Voice your opinions on the messageboard.