News today that Norwegian International Per Ciljan Skjelbred, a Newcastle United supporter since he was a boy, is supposedly back on the radar screen of Newcastle United.
Per Ciljan Skjelbred – Newcastle interested – again?
The Evening Chronicle reported today that there are reports in Norway claiming that Newcastle have again sent scouts to check on the 23 year-old midfielder.
The lad has been watched for at least 30 months by Newcastle, but while he was almost brought to Newcastle two years ago, before the explosion happened between Keegan and Wise, nothing has ever materialized and we wonder if this is even a made-up report.
There’s nothing much else happening right now with the Newcastle moves in the transfer market, from what we can tell.
The player is an avid Newcastle fan and would swim across the North sea to play for Newcastle, although he may catch a bit of a chill if he did that.
The Newcastle scouts are said to have watched Skjelbred in action for Rosenborg in their European Champions League game against FC Copenhagen, which the Norwegian side won 2-1, and the player is said to have had a good game.
The 5’9″ midfielder has played 131 times for his Rosenborg club and scored 8 goals, and is a a very skillful player, having played 15 times for his country.
We’re really not too sure these reports have much truth in them – but we could be wrong.