Surprising news today that Newcastle have indeed made Bolton’s Ben Haim an offer â€“ but it is thought to be less than what Chelsea have made. Whatâ€™s going on here?
We need to get Ben Haim to Newcastle quickly – and in the past wages never stood in our way!
Tal Ben Haim
Alan Oliver is reporting that he believes our offer is less than what Chelsea have made.
The Pensioners offer is quoted at Â£60K/week. Bolton have also made Ben Taim an offer but they cannot come anywhere close to that.
If thatâ€™s true we better improve our offer quickly â€“ it will not go down well with Newcastle fans if we miss out on a player of Ben Haimâ€™s abilities (and a free transfer at that) – because we couldnâ€™t or wouldnâ€™t match or outbid Chelseaâ€™s offer.
Ben Haim would not get much playing time at Chelsea â€“ and he knows it â€“ so letâ€™s get this deal done â€“ Ben Haim would be great at Newcastle. The feedback we have had on him has been extremely positive on this site.
This is what Sam Allardyce told Alan Oliver today in the Evening Chronicle:
â€We are happy that we have got Mark Viduka in the bag and Joey Barton almost tied up.
“Now the next venture is to create a defensive strategy by bringing in some quality defenders to blend with the attacking flair we already have.
“We want top defenders to help us acquire the right amount of clean sheets and obviously hope the scorers will do the business which will help us win football matches and put three points on the board on a regular basis.”
The Israeli International gets married on Saturday and would obviously want his future sorted out before then.
Letâ€™s give him a nice wedding present â€“ a new contract at Newcastle â€“ and then everybody will be happy – except of course Chelsea.