Newcastle United are reporting the club have finally completed the signing of Mike Williamson from Portsmouth, and there are reports that Newcastle are after former left back target, 23 year-old Daniel Fox of Celtic.
A delighted Mike Williamson this afternoon
The 26-year-old 6’4″ center-back will wear the No.6 shirt, and is cleared to play tonight against Crystal Palace, so there is a possibility Newcastle will start two new signings in tonight’s game. That should help to ensure a decent crowd at tonight’s important game.
Mike was born in Stoke, and told the Evening Chronicle earlier today that he was delighted to sign for the famous north-east club.
This lad could be an astute signing, but the fact he never once appeared for the Portsmouth first team, is a little worrisome to some Newcastle fans, including us.
The fee is undisclosed but thought to be around £1.2M.
And more breaking news is that Newcastle are after Celtic full-back Daniel Fox, who was a target of ours last year while he was at Coventry City, and moved to Celtic last summer, but is now available for around £2M.
However, because Everton are also after the player, we would think it unlikely he would arrive on Tyneside, to give Enrique competition at left back.
A few days after the humiliation of relegation last May here’s a report we wrote which profiled Daniel Fox as one of 5 players we could sign.
With the two new signings these last two days, all we need now is for the two lads to play tonight, play well, and assist the lads in getting say a 3-0 win – then everything will start to look good again in the Newcastle garden.
If that happens we’ll be delighted – for sure.