News today coming from Italy is that David Rozehnal is said to be returning to the club at the end of the season.
David Rozehnal – not wanted at Lazio
David is currently on loan at Lazio but has hardly been impressive at the Italian club, who apparently will not take up their option to buy him in the summer.
It’s almost certain that Newcastle will sell the Czech Republic International in the summer, as he hardly looked the part while at Newcastle. Former Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce signed Rozehnal in June and paid Â£2.9M for him from PSG.
Rozehbnal made just 21 appearances for the club, and just didn’t look good enough for the Premier League.
But David seemed to burn his bridges at the club when he made strange statements about how bitter he was at Newcastle for the club playing him out of position.
“I am bitter. I was looking forward very much to coming to Newcastle after playing at Club Brugge and PSG.” â€œNow I am not sure if this looks like a dream spell. I did not expect I would be sitting on the bench.â€
â€œOnce I play as right-back, then left-back. Then in right midfield, or as a defensive midfielder.” “That is why I am so sad that I don’t play as much as I wish to. That is why I don’t feel as well as I felt in Brugge or in Paris. I will fight on.”
But Kevin Keegan was more positive and thought it was a good deal for both David and the club. Rozehnal didn’t get the games because he wasn’t playing well, and made some high profile errors.
We expect Newcastle to unload David in the summer and would be surprised if we see him back on Tyneside. The target would be to get our money back on David.
What do you think?