Sky Sports is now reporting that Mike Williamson is on Tyneside having a medical.
Mike Williamson – having medical on Tyneside
The Championship leaders have had a bid of £1M accepted by the cash-strapped Portsmouth club.
The center-half has not played at all for Pompey’s first-team since his £2M switch from Watford on the last day of the transfer window in early September.
Since Newcastle were working on reaching an agreement on terms for Mike, we have to assume that has now been achieved, otherwise he wouldn’t be having a medical.
We expect an announcement today from Newcastle, that the center-back has indeed signed for for the famous Tyneside club.
The fact that Mike has not played for the Portsmouth first team this season is worrying.
But it is being reported by the Evening Chronicle that the reason for this is related to the terms of the agreement, which would pay more than the initial £2M to Watford, based on the number of first team appearances Mike made.
Whether that’s true or not – we don’t know – but we hope so because we need to be signing only top-class players right now.