News today that Newcastle are interested in Hamburg right back Guy Demel.
Guy Demel – 29 year-old 6’2″ Hamburg right back
It seems the Ivory Coast International, whio stands 6’2″ tall, is out of contract at Hamburg this summer, and although he turns 30 in June, Newcastle are still said to be interested and watched him over the weekend.
He doesn’t seem to fit the profile of younger players Newcastle usually want to to sign, but maybe that’s not the case if the player is a free agent, and can be brought to Newcastle for free, at least in terms of a transfer fee.
Newcastle scouts were said to be in Hamburg over the weekend to watch the Bundesliga game with SC Freiburg, and since the 29 year-old turned down Sunderland last season, that makes him a potentially good target for Newcastle. 😀
Demel began his career in the French Ligue 2 with Nîmes Olympique, and he even spent a year at Arsenal around ten years ago, before being transferred to Borussia Dortmund back in 2001.
Guy made his debut in the Bundesliga in 2003, and then left Dortmund to join Hamburg in 2005, and while at Hamburg, Demel has played regularly as both a right back and as a midfielder.
In May of 2006, the Paris born player signed a four year contract with Hamburg, tying him to the club until 2010, and no extension to that contract has been announced, so he seems to become a free agent this summer.
He has played 129 times for Hamburg with two goals, and has 26 caps for the Ivory Coast.
What do you think of this player?