Former Newcastle United defender Jonathan Woodgate is now also set to turn down Tottenham Hotspur in favor of a shock move to Arsenal, which is being reported today by Sky Sports.
Jonathan Woodgate – now signing for Arsenal?
Tottenham were expected to be odds-on favorites to sign Jonathan, after he had turned down Newcastle United over the weekend, and he passed a Spurs medical yesterday in London. Middlesbrough chief executive Keith Lamb revealed earlier today the club had also accepted an offer from another club, now believed to be Arsenal.
Lamb told Sky Sports:
“We’ve agreed a fee with Tottenham and as far as I’m aware he went down at the weekend to have a medical and we’re just waiting to see,”
“We agreed a fee with Tottenham, Newcastle and another club but we left it up to Jonathan, he could stay or go.”
Woodgate has been troubled by injuries throughout his career, but when fit he is an excellent defender. On reflection, it seems that Arsenal would be a great move for him, given he doesn’t want to return to Tyne-side.
It allows him to play in the European Champions league, and start to win things, which he hasn’t achieved yet in his career.