Jlloyd Samuel Could Arrive At Newcastle This Week

With Steven Taylor out until late September with his new shoulder injury, we expect Newcastle to bring in some reinforcements quickly.

Jlloyd Samuel – Newcastle interested again

And news this morning that Newcastle are expected to step up their bid to bring Bolton Wanderers defender Jlloyd Samuel to Newcastle.

The Bolton News is reporting that now that Real Madrid defender Marcos Alonso is signing for Bolton today, that will allow Samuel to leave for pastures anew, with Newcastle the only club in for the player.

Chris Hughton has already confirmed he has made some enquiries about the 28-year-old former Aston Villa player, who has had little playing time at Bolton since new manager Owen Coyle came in last January.

The Trinidad and Tobago International, who was born in San Fernando, moved to Bolton from Aston Villa in 2007 after 9 seasons at Villa, and he stands 5’11” tall and can play anywhere across the back four.

But at 28 he doesn’t fit the profile of young players Chris wants to bring to the club this summer, but he does have significant Premier League experience, and is a decent player – but would seem to be a utility back-up defender, rather than a starter at Newcastle.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • Charlietoon

    Jul 26, 2010 at 6:52 AM

    Comment #1

    I’d offer Bolton a 6 month loan and see how it goes.

  • baker boy

    Jul 26, 2010 at 6:54 AM

    Comment #2

    I would rather have this not so young, Samuel, Over Sulzeer Campbell who i believe really is too old for what we want.

    Samuel played 9 seasons under Villa and another under Bolton. That is 10 years of premier league experience which is the kind of thing we have said we are after.

    Is 28 old? well its getting on but there certainly would be a good few years left of quality if we were to get him.

  • Tjodalf

    Jul 26, 2010 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #3

    I’m 28 years old myself, and certainly feel I have a good few years left in me. I definately feel this deal should be a lone-deal, and nothing permanent, but Bolton might feel that a permanent deal is best for them.

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Jul 26, 2010 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #4

    28 isn’t old especially these days with players looking after themselves. I just don’t think he is good enough I would rather see Campbell sign if he plays like he did at the end of last season for Arsenal then he will be big asset especially as cover for injuries.

  • xfer

    Jul 26, 2010 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #5

    Decent player. No harm getting a 28 year old defender with exp really.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 26, 2010 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #6

    whoopee !! Th quality just doesn’t stop. Why the hell aren’t we getting this Alonso ? Bolton are on the up with Coyle. Getting in good young players either full time or loans.

  • WesJameson

    Jul 26, 2010 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #7

    Coyle is a very shrued(excuse spelling) manager

  • Solaidback

    Jul 26, 2010 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #8

    Got to agree with Rotonda on this, why don’t we hi-jack this Alonso deal from Bolton 🙂 do what others have done to us in the past, especially that time when the Spurts hi-jacked Modric from us 🙁

  • howay man

    Jul 26, 2010 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #9

    can’t get a game for a consistenly nearly relegated team, simple as that.

    I Know the opinion is divided but i think Sol Campbell is the man we should get at centre half.

  • GeordieTartanArmy

    Jul 26, 2010 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #10

    he is not the player we need
    bolton are a team who should crash and burn soetime soon but we are preventing that by takin their rejects so they can bring in young stars

  • Simon-toon

    Jul 26, 2010 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #11

    would rather see sol campbell arrive !!

  • Ericles

    Jul 26, 2010 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #12

    I think Sol Campbell is now a good option in view of Steve Taylor’s injury. It does not matter to me that Sol has no room for his medals and caps (or his cat) in his Barratt House. He has experience and some savvy and would be good to help the up and coming defenders.

  • Davies

    Jul 26, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #13

    Isn’t Samuel horribly error prone. I remember a few posts from last time we were linked with him and they weren’t favourable at all.
    I’d have to agree with Ericles. If Taylor’s out, Campbel is the player we should go for.

  • eltoro

    Jul 26, 2010 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #14

    People have mentioned Campbell here – but we still need a left back and Samuel would fit that for his prem experience even if we question his class.

    I don’t think its realistic to trump Bolton for Alonso. I’ve never heard of the guy anyway but Bolton have been working on that deal all summer and they would offer first team football whereas we have Enrique.

  • greekgeordie

    Jul 26, 2010 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #15

    Samuel should only be taken on loan, otherwise, what we are going to do when Taylor and Simpson are back? also we have Perch, Kadar, Tavernier and Henderson to be blended slowly into the team.
    If Bolton insists on a permanent transfer maybe Cambell on a two years contract will be better as partly for cover and considering his close relationship with CH can contibute to the coaching of our young defenders.

  • Robby Bobson

    Jul 26, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #16

    As Hughton said today, we played a young right back centre back, routledge right back and ferguson left back agasint norwich.

    So an experienced defender to add cover then why not.

  • Markaccus

    Jul 26, 2010 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #17

    28 is usually a player in his career prime, due to experience, fitness, condition etc.
    CH said newcastle were targeting players 26 or under, this does not mean we can’t get one or two over that age
    Even the best teams have a couple of ‘utility’ squad players. I say give him a go.

  • baro

    Jul 26, 2010 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #18

    This Jlloyd Samuel is a old man we don’t need him, he is very poor player. And very slow.

  • chuck

    Jul 27, 2010 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #19

    Samuel is a decent journeyman defender and at 28 an age when most athletes are in their prime.
    Sol is an outstanding defender even at his age and could certainly marshal the back four and having him would certainly improve our defense.
    Face it we are looking at a short term situation here,with neither expected to have a career at the club.
    On the other hand, Im not enthused by any of our present RB`s and believing that a strong defensive unit is an essential part of any team, then perhaps we should be looking to bring in either Micah Richards or Onuoha from Citeh.
    Too much money you say ?
    But we havent spent anything yet, could we not get a decent young RB, hell we can sell a couple of plodders, better that than pay their wages to get splinters from the bench.


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