Well it didn’t last too long did it, as news today that Sol Campbell last night left Notts County, and may finally end his playing career.
Sol Campbell – quits Notts County – disillusioned at Meadow Lane
Former England defender Campbell, 34, started just one game for the League Two club, but has had second thoughts it seems, and has now asked the club to terminate his five-year, £2M a year contract
Campbell snubbed a host of Premier League clubs, as well as Newcastle United in the summer, to move to County but has quickly realised it was a mistake.
Of course the status of Notts County is uncertain at best right now, as they are way over the salary limit imposed on League Two clubs, and the Football League are also seeking clarification from Notts County, about just exactly who owns the club.
Campbell left Portsmouth in the summer believing he still had two years in the top flight, and will now take the next few days to consider his next move, and the question is, would Newcastle be interested?
Of course we have just signed Zurab Khizanishvili from Blackburn on a 3 month loan deal, , and the club would not offer more than the £750K/year – the figure that was offered to him in August.
But a two year deal at Newcastle could be good for both Newcastle and Campbell, and of course his girlfriend is a Geordie.
It’s an old adage but a true one that money isn’t everything, and he will have seen the good start Newcastle have made in the league this season, and the 40,0000 average home league gates – so he could certainly be well employed in helping the Magpies get promoted this season.
If Moat is as close to taking over the club, as reports suggest, don’t be surprised if Alan Shearer moves to bring his pal to Tyneside.