Rozehnal to Lazio On Loan


Surprising developments tonight, as unhappy David Rozehnal is set to join Lazio on loan for the rest of the season.

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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 £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.”

Comments welcome.


128 comments so far

  • nufctj

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #1

    first post!

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  • nufctj

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #2

    bye bye rozy, we hardly knew ye

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  • toon sooth

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #3

    well bloody hell!

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  • awc88

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #4

    thought we cudnt let anyone go as we were so thin yet weve let a player go and weve got nowt coming in.

    also if he isnt epected to play again 4 us, why cudnt we get a fee for him, try nd get another player in with that

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  • carl

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #5

    never mind, move on …
    surely the three new executives are working as we speak, im up all night in hope?!

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  • toon1978

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #6

    Well done the toon just get rid of our players with nothing coming in sensible.

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  • Chris

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #7

    If he’s not happy at Newcastle then I’d rather not see him play as he’d not be in it 100%. What is it with these foreign players who seem to winge as soon as they don’t make the team every week???

    Still no bloody sign of anybody coming in though! Surely we’re now gonna be a bit short at the back?

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  • Taiwan Toon

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #8

    I honestly thought he could play a part in our team giving time to adjust to the PL. He didn’t look motivated in the last game and this might be the best solution for both party…

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  • carl

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #9

    ashley doesnt need the money, rozehnals price was equivelant to a weeks interest in ashleys bank account

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  • carl

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #10

    toon have just confirmed he has gone, surely they wouldnt do that unless there were incomings

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  • Air Traffic Control

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #11

    I’m off to check ebay……..

    type in “top quality pro wanted…must be able to excite a large group of men on a regular basis….”

    then check by newly listed or Buy it now…….

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  • Keltik

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #12

    dont worry surely this new top flight team of top fight transfer mongers (not too sure what to call them) wont be able to rinse us for £3 million p.a. and then not sign any amazing, awe inspiring players.

    Im sure they have Mike Ashleys chequebook and are spending money like some crazy ritch saudi oil baron right now, but want to make the flight back from where ever they are negotiating to SJP to make a big song and dance about Newcastles revaloution and how great they are for brining in world class players no one ever imagined would sign for NUFC.

    i hope…

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  • obafemimartins

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #13

    why not swap for goran pandev? we needa forward who can score apart from martins.

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  • carl

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #14

    the three wise men!! tommorows sun backpage??

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  • nufctj

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #15

    dream on keltik, dream on my friend…

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  • Mehzeb

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #16

    This is highly encouraging. We’re short in numbers anyway, and what does Keegan and his wackpack do?

    1) Refuses to up their bid for Giles Barnes
    2) Sells of one the 4 established CBs we have (had)
    3) Signs no one, and even refrains from making a bid
    4) Declares publicly that no one would go out, and then a week later, sells Rozehnal
    5) Refuses to explain why the club has had no new recruitments, considering we conceded 13 goals in the last 5 matches in all competitions.

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  • Hadrian

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #17

    deco and pandev incomming !!! 😛

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  • DP

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #18

    THIS is the start of the KK revolution, Rozy moans in the morning, and he’s gone by the evening! KK will not accept players who do not want to play for Newcastle United. Personally cant see anyone coming in, when fit we have Taylor, Cacapa, Faye, and unfortunately Ramage! David Edgar as back up. So centre half should really be an issue. until the summer at least. Hope i’m wrong and we get 2 or 3 in!! howay the lads

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  • nufctj

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #19

    mehzeb, we’ve got 4 hours to go lad…

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  • budmon

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #20

    y was he unhappy all of a sudden? just last week he speaking every other day about keegan and how things were lifted around the camp. what a little **tch, playing out of position, its cause your trash! u wont be missed

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  • paddyq

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #21

    ill believe that when i see it hadrian

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  • Martins

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #22

    Rozenhal started agaist Arsenal only a few days ago, and now were loaning him out, this is turning into a joke especially if we sign that rubbish Alavro.

    We better sign someone or i wont be happy.

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  • Mehzeb

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #23

    30 days they couldn’t do anything. What do you expect will happen in 4 hours, nufctj?

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  • Keltik

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #24

    Mehzeb – i will too be complaining with exactly the same sentiment if not more indignation.

    but, im doing the same as i always do twice a year, sitting at my PC pressing F5 on nufc.co.uk every wee while, holding on to that small hope that tonight is the night that Newcastles revival will truely begin.

    IT MUST!

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  • Howie

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #25

    perhaps we are letting him go to lazio to bring one of their players in

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  • Reading Mag

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #26

    Is it likely that Faye and Beye will be back for Sunday match…fit to play and \or there is a new signing coming

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  • Mehzeb

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #27

    Martins, we won’t be signing anyone. Sadly, that’s the most likely possibility. Keegan said it himself, “This is the best team I ever had…”

    Funny, yes.

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  • Martins

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #28

    We should offer Owen in a swap loan deal for Pandev but Lazio would reject it cause Owen is shite.

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  • Martins

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #29

    They cant even give Taylor a new Contract.

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  • Mehzeb

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #30

    Give it up, Keltik. It won’t happen.

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  • Martins

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #31

    Sorry lads i pissed off all the fustrations of this season are all catching up to me.

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  • Howie

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #32

    what i was thinking was maybe pandev is coming as part of the deal. doubt it though

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  • nufctj

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #33

    martins, I here ya mate, but I am holding on to hope, what else we got to hold on to? surely not a piece of silverware

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  • Mehzeb

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #34

    Our club is crazier than a suicide bomber. The club might as well tie an anchor to it’s chest, and drop it into the Atlantic.

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  • budmon

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #35

    Owen is not shite he hardly gets the ball!!! and thats not because he’s not gettin in the right position, theres just not midfield service. wait till sunday lads we’ll have our firts p.l. win of 2008!

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  • Hammy

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #36

    I’m sitting on the steps at St James with me laptop and a flask, it’s fookin cold……

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  • Phani Tikkala

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #37

    This deal went through very quick, dont see why we won’t get deals through so quickly in the opposite direction.
    Fingers crossed.

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  • Ed Harrison

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #38

    This leaves us a bit short for center-backs.
    Maybe we can get Alvaro in – we’re getting about 750K for the loan from Lazio.
    I hope this wasn’t done off the cuff – because we will lose more than David – but his comments today were certainly uncalled for.
    But I hope we’re not cutting our nose off to spite our face – as the saying goes (I think). 😀

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  • Keltik

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #39

    Mehzeb, i have a funy feeling you are a troll or a mackem.

    have you heard of co-intel-pro?

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  • Reading Mag

    Jan 31, 2008 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #40

    Hammy – if you see a shooting star please shout

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