Bowyer keen on Dyer signing
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
West Ham midfielder Lee Bowyer would be happy to be reunited with Kieron Dyer.West Ham midfielder Lee Bowyer would be happy to be reunited with former Newcastle team-mate Kieron Dyer.
The Hammers appear favourites to sign Dyer, who has been told he can leave St James' Park and wants to move south to be closer to his family.
Bowyer insists he would relish the opportunity to play alongside Dyer again, despite their infamous bust-up at Newcastle.
The two players were both sent off in the defeat to Aston Villa in April 2005 for fighting each other, but Bowyer is adamant they can be team-mates again.
"We are fine. It was a crazy moment and I've spoken about it before," he told the Sunday Mirror.
"Kieron is a good player - he is versatile and can play anywhere across the midfield or up front.
"If he comes here he will be good for the squad."
Bowyer is confident he will enjoy one of his best seasons for years, but accepts there is little chance of him breaking back into the England setup.
He explained: "I don't really look at the England situation any more and I feel my time has gone.
"I'd rather concentrate on club football.
"I like to think Lee Bowyer will be a player to watch out for this season."