There is news today coming out of Sky Sports that Newcastle are in for Coventry City’s 22 years old left back.
Daniel Fox – 6’1″ Coventry City left-back
Newcastle United Football Club were linked with a £2M bid for 22 year old Coventry City left back Daniel Fox around 13th January, and it may well be we have gone back in for the player.
As the transfer window nears closure, it crystallizes for clubs who’s really available and who’s not, which is one of the reasons so many players are signed late in the window. Of course procrastination is also involved.
So this news from Sky Sports may be on the mark, because we’ve reviewed this player before, and he looks a very good young player, and probably available, but he’s worth a lot more than £2M, according to some Coventry fans, who left comments on our site.
The Coventry City defender Fox learned his trade at the Everton Youth Academy, but the closest he came to a first-team appearance was as an 18-year-old being named on the bench.
He was released by Everton in the summer of 2005 and he moved to Walsall, where he played around 100 times before moving to Coventry City last January.
It appears that Joe Kinnear rates him highly, as a star of the future and hopes to land the player for just £2M, although as we’ve said we may have to bid higher than that, to capture the youngster.
The Winsford-born Fox has already been called up for the England Under-21 side for the match against Poland on March 25th last year and started that game.
Last January, the attack-minded left-back signed a three-and-a-half year deal at the Ricoh Arena, but he would no doubt jump at the chance of joining Newcastle United.