Megson Verifies Proposed Nolan Newcastle Move


Bolton manager Gary Megson has confirmed this morning that Kevin Nolan is on the verge of joining Newcastle United.

And Gary’s also said that Bolton’s move for Sporting Lisbon’s Miguel Veloso is dead in the water, which will hardly be good news for Bolton fans.

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Kevin Nolan – in Newcastle right now

Nolan is on Tyneside right now for talks and a medical after Newcastle agreed a fee in the region of £4.5M for the Liverpool-born midfielder, and that would look a good deal for Newcastle.

Megson admitted he knew about Nolan’s proposed move to St James’ Park.

“The situation as we speak is that the club received a bid from Newcastle which the club accepted and he’s up there having a medical at the moment,”

“For any more details that you’re going to need or want to know you will have to go to the press office of the football club and they will let you know what we’re doing.”

“That’s as far as I’m going to go with it.”

Bolton made a move for Veloso earlier this week, but they have apparently been unable to agree a fee with Sporting for the highly-rated 22 year-old Portuguese midfielder.

Megson said:

“It’s now dead in the water and won’t happen,”

“We tried to bring what we thought was a top-class player to the club but we can’t do it.”

“To use an analogy, if you like a car but you can’t afford it then you have to look at something cheaper.”

Reports have said that Newcastle have now entered the race for Veloso, and have even put in a decent bid of £10M, but we doubt whether that’s the case – but hope it is.   😀

Sporting Lisbon, who we bought Hugo Viana from for £9.5M (the new Figo) in a terrible deal in the summer of 2002, are of course in absolutely no rush to sell Veloso and club president Filipe Soares Franco insists they will only let him leave if the deal is right for them.

“Other clubs are interested in Veloso, but our intention is only to sell at the price we want,”

Other reports say that Man City may also have netered the race for Velsoso, and if that’s the case expect another stipidlky high bif from the club. We don’t think Man FCDity are doing anybody any favors by driving up the price of pl;ayers – fancy paying £14M for Bellamy and £12M for Bridge, when they’re only worth about half of those fees.

And they only rate Given at £5M – give us a break – please.

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60 comments so far

  • Will

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #1

    PLEASE COME

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  • Monster

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #2

    It’s a damning indictment of this club’s current situation when this is a good signing. Don’t get me wrong – it is a good signing; pretty much exactly what we need right now. It wasn’t long ago however we’d have been gutted if we signed Nolan…

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  • murphy

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #3

    If we don’t get a solid bid in for Given I can see him being stuck with us! Good news about nolan, hope we get a few players through the door before sunday! would the cut-off-period be sat at 12?

    Does anyone know if martins is fit for sunday?

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  • Little Willie

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #4

    Sounds like Megson didn’t have much say in it.

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  • Mikeflame

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #5

    Nolan could possibly turn out to be our new Rob Lee, Batty or Speed! All those midfielders signed with a eh? attached to em, all Newcastle greats!

    now lets grab Delph, Taylor and Commons and finally get the Ebdondo deal wrapped up and were giggling like little girls!

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  • Weezertron

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #6

    Hes giving it some rock n roll devil horns.

    Thats enough for me to want him in.

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  • Ed Harrison

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #7

    Monster – but some of our “big” deals in the past for players we thought were good – and paid big money for – have also turned out terrible – so it’s a balance. Right now Nolan is the type of player we need – as you say.
    But we hardly have a good record of signing good players.

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  • sahota

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #8

    please sign quickly and give us something to cheer by end of day. I am just refreshing my browser every 5-10 mins to see if its been officially announced that he has finally signed.

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  • Will

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #9

    Check out Sky Sport news paper review, Darren Currie from the Daily mirror speak some sense regarding N’Zogbia.

    http://www.skysports.com/video/clips/0,23791,12606_4873209,00.html?ssvTab=2&ssvSelectedTab=12600&ssvBasket=12606&ssvPage=1

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  • Monster

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #10

    This is it Ed. I didn’t realise he was only 26 either so Nolan, Barton and Guthrie could be the basis of our midfield for quite a while yet. Add a bit more creativity to that and I’d be happy.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #11

    Ed’s been hittin the shandys with his last paragraph :D.

    Nolan …i hate him. Hes a cocky cheating loud mouth scouse. But if we sign him he will be our cocky cheating loud mouth scouse and im not compaining about that.

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  • richyg01

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #12

    Reports have said that Newcastle have now entered the race for Veloso, and have even put in a decent bid of £10M, but we doubt whether that’s the case – but hope it is. 😀

    Our offer was a loan deal only!!!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #13

    NO David Craig this morning lads.

    The silence speaks volumes.

    I miss the little wum. (wipes tear)

    Howay toon – get it sorted. More please.

    Howay the lads for Sunday.

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #14

    monster i am more dissapointed signing nolan now(not that i am dissapointed)

    than what i would have been a few years ago he was class then

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  • Mark-o

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #15

    He’s a good player. Been Carrying bolton for a few years now!!!
    Megson has said the Veloso deal is dead in the water so we might have a free run at the lad.

    For all those who say we need bodies in, then complain about the player we are linked with not being good enough. GET A GRIP!!!

    1. We aint got the money to buy super-stars.
    2. No International/World beater would risk their reputation joining us in the state we are in.
    3. Players like Ryan Taylor and Nolan are good enough for the premiership and will give their all to make an impact.

    We are going to have to make do with these lads and i, for one, am delighted that we are linked with these premiership quality players.

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  • richyg01

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #16

    Murphy – “Martins will be licky to be on the bench”

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  • ronaldeano

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #17

    richygo1

    So says vitalfootball

    Are they usualy right?

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  • Will

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #18

    Boro are in for James Harper and Nicky Shorey too. I wouldn’t say no to either, plus we have less smog to offer 😉

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_4873457,00.html

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  • tilley

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #19

    Just looking at the predictor on the Beeb we need 6 points out of these next two games hopefully a new signing today will get the place buzzing this weekend and the confidence back in the team.

    We really need to get behind them this weekend

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  • HalftimeBovril

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #20

    I’d have thought David Craig would have been on here this morning, looks like we was right although not the names he mentioned

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  • beyethegreat

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #21
  • ronaldeano

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #22

    I think Nolan would be an excelent signing for us.

    With all the injurys in midfield, we need someone grit and determination. Nolan has that

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  • richyg01

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #23

    ronaldeano

    Vital football were the ones originally saying we launched a £10m bid!

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  • Pons Aelius

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #24

    Some of the best signings we have ever made have been shocks. Rob Lee got ‘Who’s he?’, Barry Venison was ‘Past it’, Peter Beardsley was a ‘Gamble at his age’, Andy Cole was ‘unproven’ and to be honest I’d never heard of Ginola!

    Lets hope Nolan is one of our better signings!

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  • richyg01

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #25

    I think we should be putting a bid in for shorey or Baines

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  • Mehzeb

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #26

    VitalFootball quoted The Journal with the £10m bid story, and a Portuguese site Jornal Record for the loan story.

    Depends which of the sites you believe.

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  • Little Willie

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #27

    Trying to sign Luis Garcia according to Spanish paper Sport.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #28

    I no we were making loan bids for players that we good, but i cant see the logic of bothering to waste the secretaries time in submitting a loan offer for Veloso. She would be more productive in go making a cup of tea for Lambias.

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  • ronaldeano

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #29

    Now they are saying its only a loan bid?

    Surely NUFC know that we would NEVER get Veloso on loan, but if we got him , id be happy either way :p

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  • Ericles

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #30

    We need LB cover asap – especially as Zog has now lost all of his toys. It does look as though Shorey or Baines are the options possibly.

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  • Indian toon

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #31

    we dont need veloso. he’s unproven in the league, and we cant take that risk in this season and situation. we need premier league players to survive. we dont need other league players taking thier time to settle in . we need action NOW!

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  • Mehzeb

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #32

    Baines would be decent. We were linked with a move for him a while back, too.

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  • magpies1

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #33

    If villa are still keen on n’gobia then I would settle for 4 mil and shorey

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  • richyg01

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #34

    “Newcastle have allegedly joined Bolton in the race to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder Miguel Veloso … but we can confirm that the £12m asking price has knocked back their interest.”

    Newcastle United Mad

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #35

    So it looks as though Nolan is in the bag – fingers crossed.

    we need something about taylor and zog.

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  • magpies1

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #36

    also I hope we get m’bia instead of veloso because african players love it in the premier league and always perform

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  • richyg01

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #37

    Jonas is allowed to play against Sunderland as his ban does not come into force until the West Brom match.

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  • havanaclue

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #38

    giles barnes going to Fulham for 2 mill …….. we should be in for him

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  • Prince Bassong

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #39

    We should go for Mattock or Obradovic as LB. Both can cover for Le Gob as well, and both could be very solid players in the future as well as now. Obra probably has the better potential, but Mattock has a first class attitude is very good, not to mention English.

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  • AussieToon

    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #40

    Yeah definitely;

    Sell Villa Insomnia and get Shorey and 4 million for him.

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