The protracted transfer of Abdoulaye Faye to Newcastle seems likely to be completed early this week as the People are reporting that Faye has turned down a contract offer from Bolton Wanderers that would have trebled his wages.
Faye is now set to sign for Newcastle for Â£2M this week, which we feel is another good deal for Newcastle and Sam Allardyce.
Abdoulaye Faye – finally on his way to Newcastle?
The transfer has been in limbo presumably for several days and we can only assume that’s because Bolton have attempted to keep Abdoulaye at Bolton by improving their contract offer to him. The Senegalese midfielder, 29, was given the chance to almost treble his wages at Bolton and move up to around Â£20,000- a-week, and although Faye verbally agreed the deal he is reported to have changed his mind.
It looks like the way is now clear for Faye to join his old boss at Newcastle.
While this will be good news for Newcastle fans, because this will further strengthen Newcastle’s strength in depth, it has to be worrying for Bolton. There seems to be almost an exodus going on at the club with Nicholas Anelka now being widely reported today, as being unhappy at the club and wanting to leave. Bolton have not looked strong at the back in their first 3 games and immediate improvement will be expected before they land up in a relegation fight this season.
It doesn’t help that Bolton have lost their first 3 games under Sammy Lee.