Are Newcastle After Icelandic Defender Solvi Ottesen?

It appears that Icelandic defender Solvi Ottesen would choose Championship football with Newcastle ahead of a move to the Premier League.

Sölvi Ottesen

Sölvi Ottesen – Newcastle interest?

Newcastle are reported to be one of a number of British clubs eyeing the 25 year-old 6’3″  central defender, who is currently with Danish club Sonderjyske.

He has been linked with Birmingham City  and Celtic, who can both offer top class football in Britain, but it seems the 4 times capped Iceland International would opt for life at St James’s Park, such is the lure of the Newcastle club.

Ottesen’s agent Gudlaugur Tomasson was asked if Championship football would be a deterrent to him signing for the Tyneside club:

“No, absolutely not. I know Newcastle are a big club and I would actually prefer it if Solvi joined a team in the Championship.”

“He is the type of center-back suited for the English game, but it would be good for him to get some experience of English football before playing in the Premier League.”

“The talk of Ottesen moving to England is just speculation at the moment.” “He has been linked with a few clubs in the UK and there has been interest in him – clubs have been following him.”

“But there’s nothing concrete at the moment.”

It seems to us that his agent is trying to drum up some interest in his player.

We have no idea if Newcastle are even interested in him, but we are certainly short of central defenders having lost Edgar, Cacapa, Bassong  and Beye this summer already.

But Newcastle should also be planning to add to their defensive options in the event they are successful in offloading Argentine £10M flop Fabricio Coloccini.

But Coloccini wants to move to Spai and that added to his £6M price tag, may make it difficult to move out the Argentine this summer.

But there’s always the possibility of a loan deal too.

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • komfort

    Aug 23, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #1

    bonny lad..sign him…if colo wants to move he’ll have to take a pay cut…no no no it aint gonna happen.

  • repo

    Aug 23, 2009 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #2

    old news i reported this couple of days ago..
    we have put in a half a million bid for him..

  • BT9MAG

    Aug 23, 2009 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #3

    Colo moving was given a massive boost by the announcement of the Argy squad like!

  • tomleazes

    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #4

    Just seen the toon goals on telly:quite impressive,hope there is more on Wednesday.
    PS been viewing this site quite a while but I still have’nt fathomed out what LOL means!

  • repo

    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #5

    laugh out loud…

  • Nick D

    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #6

    I’ve been wanting to know that for ages, but didn’t want to seem out of touch!! Thanks for having the guts.

  • batty

    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #7

    tomleazes // and nick d>>> lol>>> laugh out loud

  • batty

    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #8

    komfort you think beardsley is a bonny lad


    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #9

    He looks a bit like a mass murderer – there’s a job I want him to do at the toon and he can start right away (laff oot lood)!

  • doofa the loofa

    Aug 23, 2009 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #10

    just what the doofa ordered… i mean dr sorry..

  • DJG

    Aug 23, 2009 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #11

    komfort // Aug 23, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    ‘bonny lad..sign him…’

    hmmm………. is he any good

  • Rodzilla

    Aug 23, 2009 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #12

    “Are Newcastle After Icelandic Defender Solvi Ottesen?”


  • AlanSmith.

    Aug 23, 2009 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #13

    “..But Newcastle should also be planning to add to their defensive options in the event they are successful in offloading Argentine £10M flop Fabricio Coloccini..”

    I dont know about anyone else but i thought for 1/2 – 3/4 of last season coloccini was good. i like him.. and seeing as i was one of the people who always knew [and regurlaly said] that alan smith was capable of the type of football weve seen this season.. i think give coloccini a season in the championship and WHEN we get promoted THIS season, he’ll have had a good season and WILL come good in the premiership.. i hope he stays and i hope he proves me right .. for his sake..

  • Sav

    Aug 23, 2009 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #14

    Well, you would say that wouldn’t you?
    And don’t forget we’re in the Championship, mate. Even Stroller looks like a worldbeater in the fizzy-pop.


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