The latest we know about the David Rozehnal transfer is that Newcastle have increased their bid to PSG from â‚¤2M to just under â‚¤3M – and the news a couple of days ago was that our competition – Burussia Dortmund – had pulled out.Â David spoke yesterday to Sport – so let’s take a look at what he said and see if we can read between the lines.
Rozehnal told Sport.
“The latest is that since Monday, negotiations have been going on,” “I know nothing more and am waiting for what my agent Mr Zika tells me. I am now at home in Olomouc and am waiting for news.
“I would like a move to Germany, the quality of their league has been improving very quickly, but this counts also for Newcastle. I will see what happens and will not be sad if I stay in Paris.
Impressive -Â all in one paragraph David says it would be OK to move to Germany, OK to move to Newcastle â€“ and he doesn’t mind at all staying in Paris â€“ there’s a diplomat if ever I saw one.
David certainly seems very relaxed about the whole thing and doesn’t seem too concerned where he will end up.
“I am happy in Paris and my family likes it there as well. I have a good name there already so it would not be a disappointment for me to continue with PSG. I return to Paris on 27th June which is a date I keep in my mind.
“That means I am ready to continue in Paris in case the transfer is not done.”
Something should break hopefully before the end of the week. There was news that Burussia Dortmund had withdrawn from the talks – but we will notÂ know whether that is true or not until after the deal has been completed.
Really hope we can tie this one up – we don’t want another disappointment like the Ben Haim affair – after a long drawn out deal like this. David could be the partner Steven Taylor needs for next year.
Steven was England’s best player in the European Under-21 tournament and showed class and courage last night in England’s dramatic penalty shoot-out loss to Holland.
WeÂ need someone like Rozehnal who can partner Steven at the heart of the Magpies defense next year.