The January transfer season has been strange up till now, but it’s hardly because Newcastle have not been linked with a number of players.
Birmingham manager Alex McLeish said today that Newcastle had formally withdrawn their interest in Swedish winger Seb Larsson, but today the Evening Chronicle today is suggesting Newcastle may go back in for the lad – so that’s a little confusing.
But one thing that should be certain is that if Seb doesn’t want to walk to Newcastle to play for the side – we shouldn’t bother signing him, and he may be after the biggest wages he can get – at any club.
And news today that Blackburn Rovers could be interested in the winger, and maybe the new owners there will be willing to pay daft wages for the Swede – best of luck to them if that’s the case.
And new news this morning is that Newcastle are said to be in talks with Cardiff City about 28 year-old striker Jay Bothroyd, but the fee quoted of £2.5M, seems really high given Jay would be available for nothing in the summer.
And with both Jay and Seb, there’s always a chance if Newcastle cannot do business in January, for whatever reason, they could sign both players to a pre-contract agreement, and sign them in the summer.
That would be better than nothing, and of course Newcastle would get a better deal since both players would be available for nothing at that time.
With Jay Bothroyd, it could well be that Cardiff are desperate to keep the striker through the summer, to help the club with their promotion push this season, after they lost in the play-off final to Blackpool last year, when they were the favorites to win that game.