Surprising developments tonight, as unhappy David Rozehnal is set to join Lazio on loan for the rest of the season.
David Rozehnal – on loan to Lazio for rest of season
The Czech Republic international only joined Newcastle last summer, but today spoke out and said he was bitter at the club for his lack of playing time and being played in various positions.
David made 21 appearances in the Premier League, but this action tonight suggests the club are unwilling to keep unhappy players, and he has quickly been moved to the Serie A Rome club, with a permanent move being possible in the summer.
We don’t expect to see Rozehnal playing for Newcastle again.
This looks like the club were rightly unhappy that David went to the press, and used words like being “bitter” at the club, and we’re sure the club took a very dim view of this, and lost no time in moving him out. Good for them.
His wife has just had a baby and so it will be a little unsettling for her, that’s for sure. All we heard from David over the time he was at Newcastle United was how much he loved it at the club, and the City of Newcastle. How quickly things can change.
But we also think David realized he would not be able to get a regular place in the team, following too many mistakes he made at the back and was probabaly worried about his Czech place for the upcoming European Championships where he would be expected to be playing regularly.
Taylor, Cacapa and Faye were all ahead of him for the center-back position.
It will now be interesting to see if Newcastle can bring in a center-back, like 28 year-old Brazilian, Alvaro, from Levante to Tyne-side, before the window closes in a short four hours. They may also have somebody else lined up, even on loan.
Pavel Zika, who is Rozehnal’s agent told Pravo.
“David Rozehnal joined Newcastle only last summer, but has not been playing in his position in defence,”
“The Lazio offer came shortly before the transfer deadline, but we managed to finish the deal.”
Zika also said that Lazio have agreed to pay 1M euros for the loan deal, which is around Â£750K. Lazio have already brought in Manchester City duo Rolando Bianchi and Ousmane Dabo during the transfer window.
Lazio president Claudio Lotito has also said that Rozehnal is on his way to the Stadio Olimpico as he told Sky Sports.
“We have signed Rozehnal for Lazio despite problems in communicating by fax,”
“The confirmation was lacking for a while, but in the end everything went well and we have an excellent new defender who will strengthen the squad and increase the competition for places at the club.”