Problems With Tamas Kadar Transfer

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 Tamas’ services and are said to be readying a £650K bid to take the lad to the Reebok.

This is what Tamas said today about his trials:

“I really enjoyed being in England,” “In 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.” “I was told I would have a good chance to sign in England and my move might be realized in the winter transfer period.”

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 it’s hard to believe the story about Kadar going to Bolton in January is true. If he’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, £650K will hardly break the bank at Newcastle.

We don’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 don’t work that way. If Newcastle are interested enough in the player they’ll make sure they get him, one way or another.

What do you think? Is Tamas a good but for Newcastle?

Let us know – comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • aaron d

    Dec 20, 2007 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #1

    who were the other two trialist?

  • ToonKing

    Dec 20, 2007 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #2

    didn’t sam say he doesn’t Kadar??

  • sen_toon

    Dec 20, 2007 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #3

    i fink da other 2 trialist were ben tozer (the lb we are just about to sign) n someone lance (some south african kid who had a trial at blackburn last week)

  • thelongshanks

    Dec 20, 2007 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #4

    This cant be true we cant afford him,Whats the point of a billionaire taking over when we cant afford 650k.If we think about the amount we bought in the summer against what we sold we prob break even,meaning since ashley took ova he spent 30 mill to clear debts and maybe 1 or 2m here and there.

    we want a big signing this january unlike last january when we didnt buy anyone.We have players goin to the african nations for weeks and we need back up in a squad which sam has said is not that big anyway.

    If kadar is not good enough then fine,but scouts seemed impressed enuf to give him a trial and staff seem to be happy with his performance.He is still nowhere near his potential so the big question is ‘ is it finance or is the kid not good enuf for the toon’?

  • mark

    Dec 20, 2007 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #5

    I say sign the lad. 650k is like 10pence to M.A. and C.M

    Sign him, loan him to a championship team with Big Ben, seperate teams preferably.

  • Ausgeordie

    Dec 20, 2007 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #6

    Yeah what is that. A month of Owen wages?

  • Steeley

    Dec 20, 2007 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #7

    Ed, your report seems almost shocked that the lad would even think about turning Newcastle down! At the end of the day we arent ManU or Chelsea etc, and a move to Bolton would be just as good as us if they offered him the right cash.

    He’s only 17, so a move to ANY Prem club would be amazing for him. Dont be so confident that he wont turn us down for them if we dont go knocking in Jan…..would you turn down the Prem??

  • Ed Harrison

    Dec 20, 2007 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #8

    Steeley – I’m shocked when anybody turns down Newcastle United. 😀

  • Hadrian

    Dec 20, 2007 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #9

    steeley , these lads end up as bench warmers for so long .
    i asked carrick what he was playing at signing for west ham and not the toon , he knew he would break the first team quicker at west ham .
    unless your a superstar , there is no point going to manu,chelsea till your 21 .

  • Dragoner

    Dec 20, 2007 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #10

    all i hear is, “we dont have no money, we dont have no money, we done have no money” the question i ask is WHY?! like someone said earlier, we probably broke even in the summer with our acquisitions and departure so why hasn’t our chairman backed us like sinawatra has for city?! i smell a cheapskate

  • Leo

    Dec 20, 2007 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #11

    its all the papers stating that we have money one minute, then the next is that we have no money.

    they do this to sell newspapers…

  • dylan2k7

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #12

    Lance Davids and Wesley Baheng are were the other 2 on trial

  • obafemimartins

    Jan 9, 2008 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #13

    we made a bid for wes brown of how much i dont know but surely baheng and tozer cost about a million or less there still be enoough of the wes brown money to buy kadar? and in the summer i think we made more money off the players we sold than we spent.


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