Newcastle United are said to be confident of landing Sol Campbell form Portsmouth this summer.
Sol Campbell – heading to Newcastle United?
Portsmouth confirmed yesterday that the former Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal player will leave the club after the FA Cup final next weekend.
Kevin Keegan is said to be a huge fan of the 33-year-old and tried to see if he could sign him in the January transfer window. The news from Newcastle is that they will sign the England International, who has 73 caps for England a two-year contract.
Campbell will be a good acquisition for Newcastle, even though he is getting a little long in the tooth (he turns 34 in September), but his vast experience at the highest levels will be a huge advantage for some of our Newcastle young defensive players like Steven Taylor, David Edgar and Tamas Kadar.
Obviously Sol will be a free transfer and Newcastle will be able to offer him a very good wage package.
One thing we donâ€™t know is whether he still has a Newcastle girlfriend, which will be another positive for us, if he has.Â A year ago, we wrote that Campbellâ€™s girlfriend was the daughter of a Tyneside businessman, and therefore a move to Newcastle would certainly suit him domestically.
Anybody know of Solâ€™s current romantic situation?
Sol played 255 games for Arsenal (10 goals), 135 times for Spurs (8 goals) and has played 59 times for Portsmouth (2 goals).
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