There may be some good news yet this week as news that Sol Campbell was at the Newcastle game yesterday.
Sol Campbell with girlfriend Fiona
We’ve lost Seb Bassong, David Edgar and Habib Beye already this season, players who can play at center-back and if we can, we will also unload Coloccini, hopefully to Galatasaray, if today’s news is to be believed.
Sol is available, and he had said a few weeks ago that he would be willing to sign for a club, even if they had an unproven manager.
We though that was a reference to signing for Alan Shearer if Alan took over the management job on Tyneside.
We have to hope that Sol will be willing to sign for the club, since he would be a tremendous addition to our squad and help youngsters Steven Taylor and Tamas Kadar, come through even stronger.
A Steven Taylor – Sol Campbell partnership would be very strong indeed at the back for Newcastle.
Of course Sol’s long time interior designer girlfriend Fiona Barrattis, is a Geordie, so perhaps he was just up to see Fiona, and took in the game.
But if he is close to signing for Newcastle, and we’ve been sent a couple of “inside” tips that he is, that could also mean that Alan could still become manager. However we have to admit our “inside” tips record is not good, and we hardly take any notice of them these days.
There a lot of ifs and buts with Sol, but we continue to hope for the best, and of course there’s no doubt that Sol would be a terrific acquisition right now for Newcastle, and of course Alan and Sol are good friends, having played together for England so many times.
By the way the tip we received is that Sol will sign a one year deal and terms have already been agreed, and we are also bringing in Marlin Harwood on a loan deal – but we have no idea if any of this is true, so take it all with a pinch of salt.
We’ll know fairly soon.