The former Tottenham and Middlesbrough striker, Egyptian international Mido, is now a free agent after he agreed to cancel his contract at Ajax, by mutual agreement.
Mido – now a free agent
And the 27 year-old player has said that he has a number of offers – with reports that one of them is from new Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, and another from new Fulham boss Mark Hughes.
This is what Mido said today:
‘I’m free to join any other club in the current winter transfer window, after I agreed with Ajax’s officials to annul my deal,”
“I have received several offers from Spain and England that I’m now considering.”
A good question is why was the Ajax deal annulled, and we cannot think it was because he was playing well for the Dutch club.
Mido’s agent Christophe Henrotay has hinted Newcastle are one of the leading interested parties (oh no!).
This is what Henrotay said today:
‘There is no agreement,’ ‘A move to Newcastle looks difficult as they do not have lots of money but obviously they know a lot about the player as Newcastle scouts have seen him in action.’
Well enough of this nonsense – what does he mean that Newcastle don’t have lots of money – Mido is a free agent and available for nothing – which is why a club with little money would be interested.
And let’s cut to the chase – Mido is simply not good enough for Newcastle, and he has already failed at a number of Premier League clubs such as Tottenham, Middlesbrough and West Ham.
One of the major reasons for that, is that he doesn’t seem to have the character or discipline necessary to be a top-class player in this day and age, although the skill is certainly there for all to see.
That’s what we think – not too impressed – and that’s why we are hoping this is all agent talk – which it probably is.
You cannot say what his agent says could be interpreted in any way that he is about to sign for Newcastle, after all.
Let us know what you think of this report.