Well, it looks like it may have been true that Newcastle have bid £1M for Bolton defender JLloyd Samuel.
JLoyd Samuel – £1M Newcastle bid rejected by Bolton
Sky Sports is reporting tonight that Bolton Wanderers have rejected a £1M bid from Newcastle United for Jlloyd Samuel.
The defender, who can play anywhere across the back four, is however 29 years old, and didn’t seem to fit into Chris Hughton’s profile of players he will be going after this summer.
But if this news is true, it does say there will be a little cash for Hughton to use to bring in new players over the summer, which has to be good news for Newcastle fans.
The bad news is that the bid was rejected, but the good news is that too, because we’re not sure he would be a good acquisition for Newcastle – surely Chris wants to bring in younger players who can still improve on Tyneside, and there seems to be plenty of full-backs in that category.
That’s what we think – let us know if you think JLoyd would be a good buy for Newcastle at £1M.
Samuel’s contract has just one year left to run at the Reebok Stadium club, so we shouldn’t be thinking of raising the bid by too much, but we’ll know within a day or two if Newcastle still want the defender.