Sam May Send Ben Tozer Out On Loan

Newcastle United is undergoing various fitness tests but terms have been agreed with the 17 year-old Swindon Town player and he is expected to sign in the next day or so.


Ben Tozer – great future ahead for this boy

Since Ben Tozer has only played 7 games for Swindon Town Newcastle may elect to send him out on loan in the next few weeks, once he’s had a chance to look around his new club and meet with the players.  But it seems like Sam wants him to go and get some playing experience and lots of Championship sides seem to be lining up to take young Tozer on loan for the rest of the season.

Sam spoke to the Evening Chronicle for the very first time in a story we helped to break last Saturday night:

“He is only 17 and he is obviously one for the future.” “And yes, there is a possibility Ben will be allowed to go out on loan.”

“But first we want him to stay here for two or three weeks so that we can look at him and he can look at us.”

Allardyce’s talented staff will work on Tozer, and the young defender will have to undergo a series of fitness and other tests before he actually signs for the club. But it looks once those formalities are completed over the next few weeks he could see himself playing in the Championship by mid January. Whoever he plays for we’ll need to watch those games, somehow, so we all can take a look at the youngster.

Maybe it’s just us, but the local press in Newcastle have been saying these transfers will not excite the fans – but we think it’s great that the club is bringing in these youngsters. While it’s not easy to pick them out at such a young age, it’s a terrific strategy to almost guarantee our future as a club challenging for honors every year. So we are excited about it.

What do you think?

Let us know what your comments and opinions on this.

6 comments so far

  • Penalty-Spot

    Dec 18, 2007 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #1

    Yeh I agree, I thik we should get excited about young players being snapped up to develop, fantastic. We do need some experience too though.

  • Leo

    Dec 18, 2007 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #2

    he can come play for my 5 a side team

    yep i agree we can look forward to these young players coming through the system

  • scott 9

    Dec 18, 2007 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #3

    hoiw can he sign in the next day or so when window is not open or do u mean a pre contract

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 18, 2007 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #4

    we can sign any player we want whenever but they just cant come in to train till the window if they are under a pro cntract and/or have not been on a trial.

  • Hadrian

    Dec 18, 2007 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #5

    puts things into perspective when chelsea go out and spend 3.5 million on Di santo .
    not alot of cash for the next maradonna .
    alas , cant see big sam going for these types of players , all seem tobe bruisers or castoff’s .
    and whats with bolton still going for all sam’s targets ?!!

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 18, 2007 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #6

    well for one they say tha simply cos maradonna was argentinas greatest player but di santo is nothing like him.


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