Sky Sports is reporting today that Newcastle are looking to make a deal for Bolton defender JLloyd Samuel.
JLloyd Samuel – are Newcastle after this player?
Sky Sports is reporting the player is just 27 years old but our information is that he turned 29 last March, and is therefore way out of the age range of players Newcastle United want to sign this summer, so we wonder if there’s any truth to this report.
Samuel has been with Bolton Wanderers since 2007 after leaving his first club Aston Villa, whom he joined as a 17 year old back in 1998.
JLloyd played a total of 169 games for Villa with a couple of goals, and also played on loan at Gillingham in 2001 where he made 8 appearances between 25th October and 3rd December 2001.
But since he’s been at Bolton he has played over 70 times for the Lancashire club, and can play anywhere across the back four.
Samuel was born on 29th March 1981 in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago, and has played twice for his country and also played a total of 7 times for the England U21 side from 2001 until 2004.
Samuel has just one-year left on his current contract at Bolton Wanderers, and Newcastle are trying to make a deal so they can acquire the player for around £1M.
We’ve never thought Samuel was a top player, and if this report is indeed true, we’ll be a little disappointed, but JLloyd is certainly a steady player, but will hardly be an exciting signing for Newcastle fans.
That’s what we think – what do you think about this player?