We reported last night how Sol Campbell seemed to making overtures to Newcastle United.
Sol Campbell – wants to join Newcastle – hard lines
We had mentioned that it all depended on whether Sol would accept £750K/year as his wages, because it would be daft of Newcastle to pay big wages – we have a big enough wage bill already – to a 35 year-old.
We’d much rather buy players for the future, such as Matthew Kilgallon, and Solo is not the future at Newcastle.
Well, Chris Hughton said today the club was not interested in Sol this time around.
Chris said today:
“There is no truth in this whatsoever. The first I heard about it was when it was on the television in the morning.”
“We are looking elsewhere and it is an ongoing thing. Sol is an excellent player but there is nothing happening regarding him coming to Newcastle.”
We think that’s probably a decent decision, and we should not bring in older players, for high wages, to players who are way past their best.
Dutch International Patrick Kluivert immediately comes to mind.
The club – Freddy Shepherd to be more accurate – and not Bobby Robson, who was the manager at the time – signed on a free transfer in 2004
But we paid the Dutchman a massive wage, and got little in return – just one or two decent games.
No, we’d rather see the club go after players who can play for us in the Premier League – and re-initiate the tremendous Youth Policy at the club.
There’s no doubt Sol’s a good player, and he was a magnificent player in hios prime for Spurs, Arsenal and of course England, and still good enough for the Premier League – but we need to look to the future from now on.
However, it’s decent publicity for the club that Sol again is saying he’d love to join the Magpies – the real ones this time – apologies to Notts County fans. 😀