When Sol Campbell was available last year many Newcastle fans wondered why Newcastle wouldn’t jump at the chance of getting Sol who has experience galore.
Better training methods and diets have also shown that footballers these days can go on at least until their mid 30’s.
It looked particularly good because we had a few young good center backs in Steven Taylor and Peter Ramage (plus Huntington and Edgar) who would benefit greatly from Sol’s experience.
Well – for whatever reason Roeder wanted more youth in the side and so Sol went to Portsmouth and had an excellent season there.
Could it be the planets are lining up so we can actually get Sol to Newcastle in the summer?
There is news being reported today that Sylvain Distin will join Portsmouth after becoming disenchanted with all the takeover talk at Manchester City. Distin is a free agent and it is reported the 29-year-old will sign for Portsmouth within the next fortnight.
While we have always believed that Distin would be a good acquisition for Newcastle – this news means that Sol Campbell could now be available from Portsmouth.
Campbell’s girlfriend is the daughter of a Tyneside businessman and therefore a move to Tyneside would certainly suit him domestically.
We believe Sol still has a few good years left in him – and who else but to bring the best out of an aging star than our very own Sam Allardyce – that has to be an additional attraction for Campbell.
It would be a great signing for Newcastle – and would quicken Steven Taylor’s development to the full England squad – so watch out Ferdinand and Terry!
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