It appears that Rosenborg midfielder Per Ciljan Skjelbred wants a move to Newcastle United, the club he has supported since he was a child.
Per Ciljan Skjelbred – wants a move to Newcastle United
The proverbial mysterious source from the Norwegian club told the Evening Chronicle:
“What is interesting is that Newcastle are still following Skjelbred and are preparing to lodge a Â£4.5m bid for him if their bigger transfer targets slip out of their hands.”
“Which is also why Skjelbred is putting off signing a new deal with Rosenborg.”
” He does not want to make things messy if Newcastle or another club he might find interesting comes in for him before the end of the transfer window.”
Skjelbred has three caps for Norway and feels he has nothing more to prove in his country’s native Tippeligaen – the Norwegian football league.
We have reported a few times that Newcastle have been scouting the player, but it appears he’s in the secondary list of targets, those that we’ll go after if we cannot get the primary targets in.
His agent said:
“All the clubs from the big leagues have been watching him.”Â “So far what I can say is that nobody from Newcastle has come to me.
“There has been no contact in that way yet.” “He is very ambitious, and if Newcastle came to us with an offer then we would have to seriously consider it.”
So look to see if we sign others soon, and if not it could well be the club will move in for the Norwegian – makes sense to us – and the lad just turned 21 years old in June too.