Sam Wants Edmilson in the Summer

Sam Allardyce has finally revealed that he will not be bringing in the Brazilian Edmilson in the January transfer window.


Edmilson – Sam plans a move still, but now in the summer

Big Sam had been linked with the Brazilian during last summer and we had thought he would try to get him in January, but Edmilson has not played this season at all, and is back in Brazil trying to get fit.

Sam believes he would be too much of a risk in January, but still thinks he can sign him in the summer. We’ll see about that, because there are a few Italian teams that are also interested in him.

Sam told the Evening Chronicle today:

“I am afraid Edmilson is now not an option for us in January.”

“He has not played at all this season and it would be too much of a risk to bring him here next month. But I will be certainly interested in going for him in the summer.”

“Yes. From what I can gather Claudio Cacapa and Edmilson are big mates and would like to play together in the same side.”

It will be interesting to see what happens in the summer, with Edmilson, especially if Cacapa and him are friends. But we just have to provide European competition for these players next season, or else it will be very difficult to attract top players. That still has to be our aim for this season.

Edmilson is still in Brazil and said:

“I am training hard to get physically fit and will be until the end of my contract. This will be my last season at Barcelona.”

We still think Edmilson will be a good acquisition, especially for nothing, since his contract runs on at the end of next June. But whether we get hiim. or have a chance of getting him, will very much depend on what position we end up in the league this season, that’s for sure.

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • DC

    Dec 11, 2007 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #1

    “Sam wants Edmilson in the summer”…

    …”Sam Allardyce has finally revealed that he will not be bringing in the Brazilian Edmilson in the January transfer window.”…..


  • Hadrian

    Dec 11, 2007 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #2

    january , summer , two different things DC , i dont get your point?
    edml will be cheap so prob worth grabbing , nice to hear him and cacapa want to link up , you need those kind of relationships in a team .

  • Leo

    Dec 11, 2007 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #3

    Yeah DC dont quite get your point.

    this last couple days have made me realise one of the main reasons why i support newcastle, pure excitement, it was not a couple days ago we were in trouble, now we are going to sign the best talent around the world. its a rolecoster that i really love.

    cant wait for the next home match

  • DC

    Dec 11, 2007 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #4

    I Mis-read it.

    Apologies lol.


  • scott 9

    Dec 11, 2007 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #5

    im glad we could get him in the summer but a bit gutted we aint getting him in jan we will have to do with our best passer in the team in dmf (nicky butt) o well

  • Hog

    Dec 11, 2007 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #6

    So we’ll get him for free maybe?! YAAAAAAAY!!

  • nightfall

    Dec 11, 2007 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #7

    am..who would wanna buy a crocked 31 year-old player who played in leagues where defence is not really important… and in one article we hear sam complainig he has no EPL experienced players and then he wants to buy edmilson… wtf sam!?

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 11, 2007 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #8

    if anyone is going to watch the marseille game watch for lorik cana brilliant defencive midfielder that we could possibly buy, im sick of butt.

  • Len

    Dec 13, 2007 at 3:45 AM

    Comment #9

    Looking at squad balance I cant see how you need Edmilson and Nicky Butt?


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