There was news yesterday, that we initially ignored, which said that Newcastle may be interested in former Sunderland winger Liam Lawrence.
Liam Lawrence – are Newcastle interested?
Celtic had been favored to sign the Stoke City and former Sunderland player, but at 28 he could be too old for Newcastle.
Liam had difficulty getting a game at Stoke last season, and it’s in his best interests to move on from the Potters, which is what he will do this summer.
Liam joined Stoke from Sunderland in 2007, for £500K, after completing a loan spell at the Stoke club.
He played 80 times for Sunderland, with 9 goals and had started his career at Mansfield Town. He has played 124 times for Stoke with 24 goals since 2007, and generally plays on the right wing.
Liam has played 4 times for Ireland, but with him turning 29 in December we’d be surprised is Chris Hughton was interested in this player.
The story making the rounds is that the Newcastle club have made an 11th hour attempt to get the player – but we doubt the story has any truth in it.
Of course, we could also be wrong on that.