The Newcastle Evening Chronicle has an interview this afternoon with Mike Williamson – has he signed for the club? The lad certainly talks like he has.
Mike Williamson – talks to the Evening Chronicle
In fact the Chronicle states that “Newcastle new boy Williamson is itching for his debut. Newcastle United new boy Mike Williamson is ready for the biggest game of his career. “
We checked Sky Sports, and the official Newcastle United web-site, and there’s nothing there about the club signing Mike.
But they say that his move is expected to be completed before the Crystal Palace game this evening, and they think Mike may even start the game.
That will be two potential debuts for Williamson and newly signed Wayne Routledge from QPR, if that’s the case.
Mike said today:
“This is a dream move for me, and I can’t wait to make my debut at St James’s Park,”
“The fans here are incredible, and now I just want to go out and do my best for them.”
“It’s a great move for me, and I just want to get on with the challenge of promotion.”
The Evening Chronicle is reporting that Williamson is expected to start in the center of defence alongside Fabricio Coloccini, but only if the paperwork on his move is completed in time.
We assume he’s been training with the lads since last Friday, when he first arrived on Tyneside.
Newcastle manager Chris Hughton said:
“I’ve spoken to Mike, and he’s delighted to be here. He’s desperate to make his debut tonight, and hopefully the deal is finalised by then.”
Well if we don’t sign him now this will certainly be bizarre.