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?