The Sun is reporting today that Sol Campbell is willing to take a massive pay cut to join the Newcastle United club.
Sol Campbell – will take 50% wage cut to join Newcastle
As we have mentioned, Sol is already engaged to Geordie girl Fiona Barrett, and they have recently bought the beautiful Hallington Hall in Northumberland.
And after many many seasons of high wages, Sol is hardly short of money, and it seems he would like to settle in Northumberland.
The report in the Sun says that 34 year-old Sol will agree to Newcastle’s wage offer of £15K a week, which is half of what he was getting last season at Portsmouth, for perhaps his last season of a wonderful career.
If he does well this season on Tyneside, and we are promoted, a new one year deal could always be worked out for next season, but it’s good to have players come to the club, for other than just the money.
We think Sol would be an outstanding buy for the Newcastle club, and hope it goes through without a hitch.