It seems that Newcastle defender Mike Williamson has just been rewarded for his excellent play since he was signed for just £1M from Portsmouth last January, with an improved contract on Tyneside.
Mike Williamson – in action against Blackburn recently
Mike’s new improved contract came quite quickly, as he has shown this season that he can play in the Premier League, and of course he is still improving after playing 15 games so far this season.
In total Mike has played 32 times for Newcastle and was previously at Wycombe Wanderers, Watford and the Stoke-on-Trent born player went to Portsmouth on September 1st last year, for a nightmare 4 months before Newcastle rescued him last January.
It seems that Pompey were in so much financial trouble that they failed to play Mike in a single game, because they would owe Watford money if he ever made his debut at Portsmouth .
And of course Portsmouth went into bankruptcy a little later and were relegated from the Premier League last season after getting 9 points deducted for going into administration.
It’s therefore not too surprising that Mike has waxed lyrical about the Newcastle club ever since he arrived, and as far as we can see Mike is continuing to improve this season.
Mike was signed by Portsmouth for £3M, but he’s worth a lot more than that now, that’s for sure.
It was reported last week that Tottenham Hotspur were interested in the player, but it would appear that Harry Redknapp has developed a passion for Newcastle players.
Harry has also been reported interested in 21 year-old Andy Carroll (isn’t everybody), and today the news is that he is ready to bid £8M for Spanish left back Jose Enrique.
Harry has 0.09% chance of signing any of the three players he’s interested in – and that’s being optimistic.