Swindon Tozer Update – He’s Coming To Newcastle

We reported last night that we thought Swindon Town’s 17 year-old left-back Ben Tozer, who we had covered earlier in the week as a Newcastle United target, was about to sign for the club. That has now been confirmed today by Swindon Town Football Club and it looks like an announcement on the deal will be made tomorrow.


Ben Tozer – will be signing for Newcastle – announcement tomorrow

Today Swindon Town have indicated that Ben Tozer is set to sign for Barclays Premier League Newcastle United for £1.1M. Club director Bob Holt this morning confirmed an offer for the youngster had been made and the Swindon Advertiser understands it will be accepted tomorrow.

Tozer, who has made just a handful of first team appearances, has been at the center of a bidding war between Premier League sides Everton, Portsmouth and Newcastle and it appears that Newcastle have got their man. The news comes as the long-awaited takeover of the club by Wiltshire businessman Andrew Fitton looks set to come to a head.

The Swindon Town club announced yesterday:

“The documents with regards to the takeover of the football club are currently with Mr. Fitton and he is currently in dialogue with the Wills family and their lawyers to resolve a couple of outstanding issues.”

“The Board of Swindon Town Football Club look forward to a successful completion by the end of tomorrow.”

Fitton also told www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk last night that both parties’ lawyers are now just checking the wording of the contract and, if acceptable, the takeover deal will go through tomorrow:

”Providing the lawyers agree the documentation, which they should do, the deal will go ahead,”

“Monday morning is now the critical time.”

Well it looks like Tozer will be our first signing for January – one of the many youngsters we expect to be coming to the club – comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • Indian toon

    Dec 16, 2007 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #1

    cool. now sam is set to start enrique at left back with tozer as backup. now the zog\duffer can play left and milner \? can play rt flanks.

  • toonfan1

    Dec 16, 2007 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #2

    this is good stuff!! i saw ben tozer in his one appearence this season and he looked pretty good but needs to be disciplined in his game but im sure big sam and his coaching staff will shape him into a quality player!! i wonder when kazanga lua lua will get an opportunity in the team? maybe against stoke? i heard he is very good and i saw him play a few times for reserves but altoghther this is good times for the youth i this carries on- signing young players

  • wsq

    Dec 16, 2007 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #3

    i don’t understand how the takeover announcement pertains to tozer?

  • scott 9

    Dec 16, 2007 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #4

    i no wsq thats exackly what i was thinking why do we care what swindon have to say about the takeover we want to hear about the tozer deal

  • Bill f

    Dec 16, 2007 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #5

    Probably just want to get some cash into the club, good for Swindon and good for us.

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 16, 2007 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #6

    lets hope hes a slightly more defensive gareth bale, that picture may indicate it 🙂

  • Bill f

    Dec 16, 2007 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #7

    Blimey Tom-Toon you can deduct a players abilities just from the picture. Is there no end to your talent. 😉

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 16, 2007 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #8

    Yes I am talented arent I. Just from the picture looks like he got a good swing on him from the body shape.

  • Bill f

    Dec 16, 2007 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #9

    Ahha, I see.

  • Bill f

    Dec 16, 2007 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #10

    Ahha, I see. Clever stuff Sherlock. 🙂

  • Bill f

    Dec 16, 2007 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #11

    Dunno what happened with last 2 comments, one seems to have gone off before I’d finished it.

  • Leo

    Dec 16, 2007 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #12

    from my investigative work, i would say he has a left foot, right foot and a head to head the ball with, beat that.

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 16, 2007 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #13

    Leo you hero, its the new yoda everyone, bow down.

  • Bill f

    Dec 16, 2007 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #14

    Right you morons pay attention and learn.

    Notice the limp right wrist. From that I deduce he may get on very well with Joey, a positive plus.

    However the slight hook in the left thumb suggests a possibility of arthritic tendancies so another MO is suggested, a minus.

    The clincher for me is the obvious fake darkness of the hair that suggests he is in fact a forty year old imposter only claiming to be a seventeen year old up and coming youngster. A very bad thing.

    It is alimentary my dear colleagues.

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 16, 2007 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #15


  • toonoholic

    Dec 17, 2007 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #16

    Meanwhile young defender Tozer, who missed Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Brighton, will agree personal terms with the Premiership giants this morning as exclusively revealed on our website yesterday. The deal is expected to land Town around £250,000 immediately with further installments taking the deal to £1.1m.


  • doby the mag

    Dec 17, 2007 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #17

    Bill f – i know how you feel, our lass keeps saying that i go off before she’s finished!!!

  • Bill f

    Dec 17, 2007 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #18

    yeah can be a bu**er but at my age I’m happy just to go off occaisionaly. 😉


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