We had reported a few weeks ago that Newcastle United and Aston Villa were both after 6â€™1â€ Bournemouth 18 year-old striker Sam Vokes.
Sam Vokes – can’t wait to join Newcastle United
The fee had already been agreed and looked like it may come down to the choice of the player as to which club he would sign for.
Newcastle are willing to pay out around Â£250K for Sam, but then they loan him immediately back to Bournemouth for the season, so that would not impact them.
News is being reported today that Sam really wants to come to Newcastle:
A source on the south coast told the Evening Chronicle yesterday:
â€œSam knows all about Aston Villaâ€™s interest, but he is busting a gut to play for Newcastle, and the delay on his move up there is killing him.â€
Vokes has scored 12 goals for Bournemouth in 25 starts this season, and he also has six assists. He was born in Lymington, England in October, and has dual nationality. He is already a Welsh Under-21 international, and scored in his International debut after just 36 seconds with a goal in a 4-0 victory over Northern Ireland – way to go.
Sam has played 46 times for Bournemouth since his debut in 2006 has 15 goals to his credit. Since debuting for the Wales Under-21 side he has played 7 times and scored 4 goals for the Under-21s.
He made his debut for Bournemouth on 5th December 2006, against Nottingham Forest and his first goal for Bournemouth came in the 1-1 away draw against Gillingham on the 16th December 2006.
This is good news because even though we are fighting relegation we still had a full house yesterday for the visit of Fulham, to the amazement of the TV commentators, who couldn’t quite get over the atmosphere created by the Newcastle fans.
It’s called passion and it looks like Sam Vokes knows all about that.