It is being reported today that funds in January may be limited at Newcastle United and this may impact the acquisition of 17 year-old Hungarian central defender Tamas Kadar.
Sam Allardyce – does he really want Kadar?
While Newcastle may not be interested in signing Kadar in January they could bring the Hungarian in during the summer, when most transfer dealings will be completed. However Bolton Wanderers, where he also impressed lately, have a more urgent need of Tamasâ€™ services and are said to be readying a Â£650K bid to take the lad to the Reebok.
This is what Tamas said today about his trials:
â€œI really enjoyed being in England,â€ â€œIn Bolton they would count me as a left-sided defender and in Newcastle I would play in the center of the defence. I admit this is my favourite place on the pitch.”
“I know nothing about the financial details, but I did my very best and I know they both liked my performances.” â€œI was told I would have a good chance to sign in England and my move might be realized in the winter transfer period.â€
It turns out that Kadar was one of three players on trial, who featured in the friendly last week between Newcastle and Hartlepool United. It would appear that Newcastle will concentrate on bringing in some younger players over the January transfer window. Sam did say recently that Kadar was not on his radar screen recently, but the lad did have a trial at Newcastle.
But itâ€™s hard to believe the story about Kadar going to Bolton in January is true. If heâ€™s a good player, and it seems he is, and Newcastle want him, they could always sign a pre-agreement in January, that says we will bring him to the club in June. Also, Â£650K will hardly break the bank at Newcastle.
We donâ€™t think Kadar will have to decide between joining Bolton Wanderers in January, or risk Newcastle not signing him in the summer, thereby missing out on both opportunities. Things donâ€™t work that way. If Newcastle are interested enough in the player theyâ€™ll make sure they get him, one way or another.
What do you think? Is Tamas a good but for Newcastle?
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