Newcastle were reportedly interested in signing Sol last August and he attended a game in which he told supporters he wanted to sign.
Sol Campbell – still interested in Newcastle
But the question for Sol is would he be willing to sign for a wage of around £750K/year, which is what he was offered by the club in Auguist,.
He turned us down for his £2M a year, 5 year deal at Notts County – the other Magpies – but he left after it looked like Notts County didn’t have the required ambition – or something.
But he did look good in the black and white stripes – see above.
If he will not then there should be no chance we should sign him.
Sol told Sky Sports news today:
“I have been approached by several clubs and, yes, it is correct to say that Newcastle are one of them,”
“People might be surprised to hear me say that I would be very interested in a move there, but I have my reasons.” ( a wild guess – his girlfriend is a Geordie)
“Also, Newcastle are a big club and could be heading back to the Premier League. It appeals.” “If we can sort it all out at the tribunal I would hope to be playing within weeks from now.”
“I am training every day with Arsenal, feel fit, as fit as ever, and now I really need some matches.” “But to sort out the mess at Notts County, a Football League tribunal seems to be the only way out.”
We have no idea whether Chris Hughton would be interested in signing Sol, but we like the idea of going after Matthew Kilgallon of Sheffield United, who is just 25. Sol is 35.
Sol would be a short term signing at best, and we think Coloccini and Steven Taylor are just fine, with hopefully Tamas Kadar coming through, and Zurab Khizanishvili also available.
So if he would sign for £750K/year it may be worth it – maybe.
What do you think?