Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle said yesterday that Newcastle United have not followed up their initial interest in defender Jlloyd Samuel.
Jlloyd Samuel – are Newcastle still after this player?
But Owen has not given up on being able to do a deal with the famous Magpies club, and has already informed the player of the Newcastle interest.
And we had thought early last week that because Marcos Alonso has now arrived at Bolton from Real Madrid, it would clear the way for Coyle to unload some of his defenders.
Coyle has confirmed that he has spoken to Newcastle manager Chris Hughton regarding the player but no further moves have been made by the Tyneside club, so has Chris some other defensive targets he is after – who be a little younger than 289 year-old Jlloyd?
Coyle told The Bolton News:
“I had a conversation with Chris Hughton at the time because the player’s name had been mentioned without anyone having any dialogue with m”
“And he said that Jlloyd was on his list – he didn’t mention whether that was at the top, middle or bottom.”
“I informed Jlloyd but it hasn’t moved on from there.”
We expect some signings soon, and with Chris only yesterday saying new players could be arriving we expect the next one through the door to be sooner rather than later – and maybe next week.