Surprising news today that former Newcastle United favorite Nolberto Solano will be leaving West Ham United this summer.
Nobby Solano – will become a free agent in the summer
We had thought Nobby had signed a two year contract last summer, when he moved to London for personal reasons, but we guess it was just a one year deal.
That’s not good business for West Ham who paid around Â£2M for Solano from Newcastle last August.
The veteran Peru midfielder will leave Upton Park after the Hammers decided yesterday against renewing his contract yesterday.
Solano made 23 appearances for West Ham and scored 4 goals.
Nobby was one of the most popular players ever to play at St James’ Park after Kenny Dalglish signed him from Boca Juniors in the summer of 1998 for around Â£2.5M.
He was initially sold to Aston Villa by Bobby Robson in 2004, but Graeme Souness brought him back to Tyneside a year later. Nobby played 230 games for Newcastle and scored 37 goals, some of them memorable efforts.
We don’t think he will return to Newcastle this time, and we think Nobby will have no trouble getting a new deal, maybe with one of the promoted teams to the Premiership, like Hull City.
He may also decide to play for a couple of seasons back in Argentina.