There are reports that Spurs are looking very closely at Newcastle’s new center-back Mike Williamson.
Mike Williamson – challenges Jason Roberts last night
Newcastle bought Williamson for just £1M last January from Portsmouth, and he has been in outstanding form for the Magpies ever since, and has been able to hold down a first team place at the club, in spite of Steven Taylor and Sol Campbell now fit and ready to play.
It looks like Harry Redknapp is looking for defensive cover with former Newcastle defender Jonathan Woodgate still out with a long term injury, and his football career is probably in jeopardy right now.
The report suggests that Tottenham are willing to pay out about £4M for the Stoke-on-Trent born player, but there’s no way Newcastle will let the 27 year-old go anywhere, because he’s still improving, as he gets more and more PL games.
Indeed, if Steven Taylor does not want to sign a new contract, and that becomes obvious in January, then we may see Steven being transferred out, so Newcastle at least get something for the local lad, although we think Steven doesn’t want to leave Newcastle.
We hope Steven doesn’t want to leave Newcastle.
As far as Mike Williamson is concerned – he’s going nowhere.