Why Didn't Toon Offer Shay For Johnson?

Last updated : 02 February 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor
... why did we (Newcastle) let City take Shay Given for £8m, when they could have done a straight swap?

The obvious solution would have been: "If we cannot have Johnson ... you cannot have Given".

Or is that too simple?

The Magpies have been linked with a move for the England Under 21 international throughout the transfer window but City insist they do not want to sell their best young players.