Newcastle United announced today they have completed the signing of James Perch from Nottingham Forest on a four-year deal at the Tyneside club.
James Perch – first summer signing
The 24-year-old made a total of 216 appearances for Forest, and scored 14 goals, after making his debut as an 18-year-old in August of 2004.
As we have pointed out this morning Perch can play in a multiple of different positions , basically anywhere across the back four and anywhere across the midfield.
How’s that for flexibility?
Newcastle manager Chris Hughton was no doubt delighted to sign a relatively young Perch, a player who interested Newcastle in January and who played under Colin Calderwood when Colin was manager at Nottingham Forest.
Chris said today:
“James is a player I’ve admired for some time and it’s great we’ve been able to secure his services. ‘
“I’m certain he’ll prove to be a great addition to our squad.”
It’s good that Perch has been signed so early, as he will now be part of the full pre-season training program, and will be on the trip to Dublin, Ireland, coming up shortly.
Time for James to settle in and get to know his new team-mates.
With a name like Perch of course watch for all the subtle headlines now and in the future like Perch Reels in Manchester United (we hope), He’s A Good Catch – and so on – you get what we mean.