News today that Newcastle have indeed held talks with Sol Campbell, but no agreement has been reached – yet.
Sol Campbell – talks held – but no agreement
Chris Hughton, who is a friend of the former Tottenham defender, said the Newcastle club have not stepped up their interest in the former England great, after a weekend of claims about the player actually having already agreed to move to Newcastle.
But then reports in London yesterday were suggesting that Sol is already ready to sing for another yesr at Arsenal, and Hughton has talked with the player.
But as we suggested over the weekend it’s a long shot if Newcastle were to sign him – he’s just too old.
This is what Chris Hughton said today:
“I think people have picked up on my relationship with Sol and him being available and come up with that one,”“He is a good player but at the moment there’s nothing to say on it. There hasn’t been any progress.”
That’s Chris’ gentlemanly way of addressing the many stories over the weekend about Sol and Newcastle – but in truth they were simply made up.
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Written from King’s College, London University.