Newcastle United officials met with South Korean International Cho Jae-Jin, a 6â€™1â€ striker yesterday, but decided not to proceed with the signing of the 26 year-old after all.
Cho Jae Jin – Newcastle decided yesterday not to go ahead with the signing
Cho had traveled to Newcastle yesterday in an attempt to cement his transfer to the Magpies. Jae-Jin had made no secret of the fact he wanted to join Newcastle. But it was not to be and Newcastle will not be signing the South Korean in January, as first reported yesterday.
Newcastle had been hoping to lift some of the gloom at the club with the news of a decent signing.Â Cho Jae-Jin did have a medical at the club yesterday, but after lengthy talks, the club decided against signing the Korean international from J-League team Shimizu S-Pulse.
Thatâ€™s one we can cross off our list, but it will be interesting to see just who Sam will bring into the club next month. That decision will not detract from Allardyce and Mortâ€™s strategy of trying to strengthen the quality of youngsters immediately beneath the first team, and we still expect a crop of youngsters to be brought into the club, starting in early January.
Exactly which players will be brought into the first team squad will also be interesting, but we certainly don’t expect any defenders without Premier League experience to be coming to the club in January.
What do you think – comments always very welcome.