Are Newcastle Really Interested In Lance Davids?

As we mentioned yesterday, January is approaching and today we are linked with a second player who may come to Newcastle United, or at least that’s what’s being reported.

Lance Davids – we were interested in him last December

Most of these stories will be unfounded, but as we did during the summer, we’ll report on most of them, and at least we are able to put together a decent dossier on the players.

We know our readers are interested in the transfer dealings, and we will also try to say how truthful the stories are, but we found last summer that can be very difficult, because sometimes quotes from players and agents themselves are often made up.  Anyway, we should take most of them with a pinch of salt.

The player we are reported interested in today is Lance Davids, who is a midfielder and plays for Djurgårdens IF in Stockholm, Sweden.  Djurgardens chairman Alf Johansson says the 23-year-old will leave at the end of the current Swedish season, but that no firm offers have been received for him.

Davids told Expressen:

“The contract ends at the end of the year and no-one has offered me a new one,” “They don’t want me to stay.”

Last December, he visited Newcastle United for a trial, and also had trials with Blackburn Rovers, but nothing came of them. We reported on it at the time, which was the middle of December.

Presumably if he runs down his contract he would become a free agent and wouldn’t cost anything in the transfer market. But we don’t know how good he really is, although he seems versatile enough, as he can play right wing and right back, as well as in central midfield.

He is just short of 5’10” tall and has played for South Africa 10 times. He played 21 times TSV 1860 München from 2005-2006 before moving to Djurgardens, and he’s played 39 times for the Swedish club, scoring 6 goals.

He played 22 times for the South Africa Under-23 side.

Comments very welcome.

16 comments so far

  • TOM L

    Oct 31, 2008 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #1

    I’ll be prepared to give any1 a chance in a toon shirt not a bad scoring record from midfield but not exactly great either considering the leagues hes in but if its a free transfer hes probly worth a try

  • graeme

    Oct 31, 2008 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #2

    Ed, at least if he’s on a “free” we might just be able to afford him!!!

  • Will

    Oct 31, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #3

    what about Wages? Ashley only has eyes for profit now.

  • A.L. 9

    Oct 31, 2008 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #4

    Well if Djurgårdens IF , a team I have neveronce ever heard of untill this moment don’t want him, then why on earth would we?

  • Ganiyu

    Oct 31, 2008 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #5

    David you come to Nufc as a back up to the first team

  • Toon Graeme

    Oct 31, 2008 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #6

    Ive learnt from the summer that all that is said turns out to be bullslocks so I will dismiss all until its announced officially on NUFC website.

  • Andreas

    Oct 31, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #7

    Why would we want avarage player from bottom half team? I can name 15 players from the swedish league that would be a better option!

  • Andreas

    Oct 31, 2008 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #8

    Why would we want an avarage player from a bottom half team? I can name 15 players from the swedish league that would be a better option!

  • Jimmie

    Oct 31, 2008 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #9

    Im swede and Djurgården is actually my favourite team (in sweden, otherwise it Newcastle United all the way!) and I cant see Lance Davids cut it in the premier league so for me its a big NO even though hes on a free..

  • Sav

    Oct 31, 2008 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #10

    Pass the salt.

  • james L

    Oct 31, 2008 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #11

    we need to sort out our left back posistion first.


    id take any of them

  • SpartanChris

    Oct 31, 2008 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #12

    If Davids comes in, then expect Barton to leave as even this free transfer will mean extra wages and Ashley, said that he would not invest any further in the club.

  • Obafan

    Oct 31, 2008 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #13

    Rumours. We need a new owner and this mess sorted for ever, before thinking of new players. If Ashley is still in charge in January I expect nothing to happen, only players who want to leave.

  • Brazilian Geordie

    Oct 31, 2008 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #14

    Keirrison please!

  • Brazilian Geordie

    Oct 31, 2008 at 2:52 PM


    Just see, he does worth €15M. In pounds maybe £10M, no?!

  • neeraj

    Oct 31, 2008 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #16

    its not even november yet and we are discussing transfer moves


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