0 users online

Gary Speed for Fulham

last updated Friday 23rd March 2001, 1:56 PM
Nationwide Division One leaders Fulham are eager to add some Speed to their midfield in the top flight next season.

With the Cottagers firmly on course for the Premiership, boss Jean Tigana is targeting Newcastle United's Gary Speed as a summer purchase as he looks to strengthen his squad.

The former French international sees the 31-year-old midfielder as the perfect player to give his side that extra touch of top-flight knowledge they will need.

The Welsh international, whose career began with Leeds United before a £3.5million move to Everton in 1996, cost the Magpies £5.5million in February 1998 and has just one year to run on his current contract at St James' Park.

Fulham could have some work to do in prising Speed away from the north-east. "Ideally I would like to finish my career at Newcastle," said Speed, who is currently away on duty with the Welsh squad as they prepare for their World Cup qualifying clash with Armenia.
Source Nationwide
Since 1998
"It's been updated!"