Newcastle Ready To Let Sol Campbell Leave In January

Sol Campbell has played 6 times for the Newcastle club, and it looks like he may not play too many more games for the Tyneside club, because they are reported to be willing to let Sol move on this month.

Sol Campbell – may leave Newcastle in January

Sol seems to have signed for Newcastle because Chris Hughton was at the club, and he had a good relationship with Hughton from their time together at Tottenham in the 1990s.

But there are a couple of things that have happened this season, which now makes it likely that Sol will be allowed to leave.

Campbell has not played well in too many of the games he’s played for Newcastle, and he has often looked off the pace at 36 year old, and the second thing is that Hughton of course is no longer at the club.

Newcastle signed Sol as a free agent in the summer, so they paid nothing for him, but if they sell him in January they could get a nominal fee and get his high wages off the wage bill.

With Steven Taylor having made a positive return to the side, and Newcastle having Coloccini, Mike Williamson and young Hungarian International Tamas Kadar also at the club, it would appear Newcastle are not short of decent center backs, and could afford to allow Sol to leave.

It is also being reported that Sol was unhappy at the way Chris was sacked, but who wasn’t?

Sol seems to want to leave the club, even though he recently settled in Northumberland with his new wife, Fiona Barratt, after they were married in Corbridge last July.

But this is not the first time this story has surfaced, and there are some reasons to believe it could even be true.

And if Sol does leave, we have to think Leicester City manager Sven Eriksson could be in for the former England star.

Comments welcome.

3 comments so far

  • carrollsinger

    Jan 1, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #1

    Lost it Taylor is the future get rid

  • IrishMagpie

    Jan 1, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #2

    Sol is good cover and with his experience i’d hope the younger lads including Taylor can learn from him while he’s here.

    At his age he’ll never be a regular starter but unless he’s so pissed off over Chris getting the boot that he’s being disruptive and unsettling people then i’d hang onto him.

  • balubas1

    Jan 1, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #3

    Great lad. Wish he could stay in the club in another role than as a player. But sadly so, he is past it. He used to be absolutely fantastic.


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