Nolberto Solano has set his heart on a move to London so he can be nearer his children, who are now down there with his estranged wife Claudia.
While Nobby doesn’t want to leave Newcastle, he explains today why sometimes you have to put the family first.
He also has some great words to say about manager Sam Allardyce.
Nobby Solano – looks ready to finally leave Newcastle
Solano, who is in his second spell with Newcastle following an 18 month stint at Aston Villa, is believed to be interesting West Ham. That move has been made difficult by the aborted transfer of Kieron Dyer about 10 days ago, but it is still possible since Newcastle have told the Peruvian they will not stand in his way if a suitable bid comes along. Nobby has a one year contract at Newcastle so the fee shouldn’t be too much of a problem if the two clubs can hold a decent discussion.
The 77 times capped Peruvian international said last night:
“A decision will be made in the next couple of days.”
“It’s up to the two clubs but I want to go to London because my wife and two children have moved there.â€“Clubs in Spain also want me but I won’t go there, I will only leave Newcastle to go to London.â€
“My wife and I are separated and I miss my children. Sometimes you have to out your family first.”
Solano, 32, also thanked Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce for his handling of the issue.
“Sam Allardyce has been great, he’s a great man. I’ve spoken to him and he says he won’t stop me leaving.“Leaving Newcastle will be hard because I feel they are on the verge of something big here.”
We are getting some clues about why players are willing to spill their guts for Sam on the field. There are many cases we have seen where Sam cares for his players and tries to take care of their personal situation so they can then turn out and play well for Newcastle United. Great man management from the big man.
It will be sad if Nobby does leave Newcastle, because he’s been a great servant of the club. He will long be remembered as the best South American ever to play in Newcastle’s colors, just edging out the great George Robledo (Chile) of the 1950s era.