News today that former Wigan Athletic defender Paul Scharner is being linked with a move to Newcastle United.
Paul Scharner – now a free agent
Paul is now a free agent, but at 30 years old, we wonder if this story has any truth in it, as there was other news today that Newcastle were after 24 year-old Nottingham Forest center-back Kelvin Wilson, and that seems more like the player Newcastle would be after this summer.
Scharner’s contract ran out on June 30th, and he has already been linked with moves to Fulham, Aston Villa and more recently even with Liverpool, and now presumably Newcastle United.
Of course the Austrian is a real character, and certainly brought some personality to Wigan, whom he joined in 2006 from Norwegian club Brann.
He played 156 times with 17 goals for Wigan in his five seasons at the club, and previously also played at Austria Wien and Salzburg, and has been capped 30 times for Austria.