Newcastle Want Bolton’s 29 Year-Old JLloyd Samuel

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?

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • BeeGuy

    Jun 22, 2010 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #1

    If NUFC is really going for an academy based “Youth movement”, then CH will need adequate stop-gap types to come in to relieve the graduates if they fail in the PL. So “OK”, journeymen might be what we see for Summer signings.

  • Ericles

    Jun 22, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #2

    How often is Sky Sports accurate about NUFC? Not often!

  • Aza9

    Jun 22, 2010 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #3

    The person that came up with this is obviously a complete tit…did it really take him 2 years to complete the story because Lloyd was 27 when he started it?

    Newcastle are looking to broker a deal for Bolton’s Jlloyd Samuel, understands.

    The *27*-year-old has been with Bolton since 2007 after leaving his first club Aston Villa.

    He has been a first-team regular at The Reebok, playing anywhere across the back four.

    Now he has emerged as a target for Newcastle boss Chris Hughton – who is hoping to strike a deal for the Trinidad & Tobago international.

    Samuel, *29*, has one-year left on his current contract and Newcastle are hoping they can land their man for less than £1.5million.

  • Aza9

    Jun 22, 2010 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #4

    He would probably be OK for cover but would prefer to put that £1.5m we don’t even have toward VanAanholt.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 22, 2010 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #5

    how thoroughly depressing !!!!

  • boater

    Jun 22, 2010 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #6

    I’d prefer Muamba from bolton. ££££

  • GeordieTartanArmy

    Jun 22, 2010 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #7

    boaster – agree muamba is decent

    Aza9 – we do have money so stop thinking that we dont. Hughton said he will progress in transfer market when clubs have decided on fees to let players go for

    Samuel would not be a good signing but for defensive cover, maybe we could get him. The problem with that is pushing desperate Kadar down to third choice LB and blocking his development.
    We need a right back who has quality however and use simpson as defensive cover

  • Robby Bobson

    Jun 22, 2010 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #8

    Well if we are looking for survival, then whats wrong with getting a player whos been playing all his career in the PL. Would be alright as cover for Enrique as we are lacking one.

  • Thump

    Jun 22, 2010 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #9

    27 or 29, 27 or 29, Oh Jlloyd Samuel…

  • flair20

    Jun 22, 2010 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #10

    Firstly, why would we pay money for a left-back who’s no better than Kadar?

    Secondly, Samuel and I have shared one or two mutual friends over the years and let’s just say I’m sure he’d enjoy the Bigg Market. We do NOT need more Kieron Dyers.

    Conclusion: NO THANKS


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