Newcastle United bid Â£2M offer for Spurs full-back Pascal Chimbonda, but that offer was turned down yesterday by the London club.
Pascal Chimbonda – Â£2M bid turned down by Spurs
Newcastle have been told to increase their offer for the French International, if they want the deal to be completed.
Ever since Juande Ramos arrived at Tottenham last year, it seems like Pacal’s days at the club were numbered, although he still put in some good performances for the side.
Even in January, there was news that Chimbonda was on the verge of a move to St James’ Park, but it failed to materialize before the transfer window closed.
The 29-year-old right-back, who stands at 5’11” tall, can also play at left back, and would need to compete with Habib Beye if he does move to the Newcastle club.
But he may also be able to tie down a spot at left-back if Newcastle fail to secure a top left back, like Nicky Shorey, in the summer.
Currently 22 year old Spaniard Jose Enrique held down the position once Kevin arrived back at the club, and looks a promising prospect.
But at the very least Chimbonda will add some competition to the full back spots, which has to be a good thing.
We don’t think it will take too much more to secure Chimbonda, but Newcastle cannot let things idle, if we are to bring new players in during the summer.
Aston Villa are also said to be interested in acquiring the player, but Newcastle seem to be in the driving seat, with Chimbonda only too willing to come to Tyneside to join the new Kevin Keegan revolution.