Even though Sam Allardyce recently denied he is after Brede Hangeland from Copenhagen we’re not sure Sam would ever verifyÂ who’s he’s after because it would potentially draw in other clubs.
Hangeland’s price is now being quoted at around â‚¤4M but we think that is too high for a player who has no premiership experience â€“ and a more realistic fee would be around â‚¤2.5 – â‚¤3M.
The other player that is being touted for Newcastle is full back Jose Bosingwa of Porto who has played for Portugal a couple of times.
It is known that Aston Villa â€“ who have made few moves in the transfer market so far – areÂ alsoÂ after both players so Sam has to move in quickly if he really wants them.
Hangeland is 6’4â€ so he fits the build Sam wants but doesn’t really have the experience and a few of our readers have said he is a bit slow (unlike Rozehnal). He has played for Norway 33 times. If Hangeland is indeed a target we have been linked with him for several weeks so we’re not sure why it takes this long to get a player like Brede into Newcastle â€“ what’s the hold-up?
Porto’s right back Jose Bosingwa is also said to be a target although Aston Villa were strongly linked with the player over the last week. He is said to be rated at around â‚¤3M.
JosÃ© Bosingwa da Silva (born August 24, 1982 in Kinshasa, DR Congo) previously played for Boavista FC, Porto’s local rivals. He has played for Porto 79 times since 2003, scored 2 goals and stands 6’0â€ tall.
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