Jean Alain Boumsong is unsettled at Juventus â€“ and it looks like he is a target for Fulham as well as Olympiakos, Stuttgart and Lazio.
Boumsong – turned out to be disastrous buy for Newcastle
New Fulham manager Roy Hodgson has refused to say who he is targeting. This is what Roy has told the Fulham Web Site:
“We’ve got to be wise in the transfer window,” “I wouldn’t like to be bringing players in on a short-term basis. They’ve got to make us better, not just in the last months of the season to keep us in the league but also next season when we’re trying to build an even stronger team.”
“”That’s a tough task.”Â “The type of players that are being flagged up are not the type of players that have definite pedigree that you can be 100 percent certain that they are top quality Premiership players who will make us better today and we can build on tomorrow.
“I’m not ruling out signing players, absolutely not. I, the team and the staff, we want to do well and, if there are players out there who will make us a lot better, then please bring them on.” “What we don’t want to do is to be panicked into buying players that won’t help us do any better and just make our list of players longer.”
Newcastle paid out over Â£8M for Boumsong in January, 2005, less than 6 months after Rangers had signed him on a free transfer. While he initially looked a good player, he started to make some horrendous errors at the back. Boumsong was finally sold to Juventus in the summer of 2006 for around Â£3M, after finally losing his confidence with some disastrous displays.
In that same January we signed Babayaro from Chelsea, whose contract Newcastle have just paid up, and Celestine is no longer at the club.
Those are two typical signings of former manager Graeme Souness at Newcastle United â€“ terrible.