Sol Campbell has reacted to the strange news that Newcastle have this week sold their captain Kevin Nolan.
Sol Campbell – it seems strange to sell Kevin
Sol didn’t have a successful time at Newcastle last season, but still hopes to link up with another club for next season, and he has talked today about former Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan, and his transfer back to the Championship with West Ham United, and he has also praised the Newcastle fans.
Sol was asked about his reaction to the surprise selling of Kevin Nolan, and he told Sky Sports News today:
“Surprised? Yes, because Nobby is a very popular player up there and has done fantastically for the team, especially when they dropped down, coming up and then securing Premier League status the following year.”
“He’s the captain as well, so he is the figurehead at Newcastle, so it was a bit strange for him.” “I looked at the situation and it does look a little bit strange, but the business up there is slightly different.”
“But they keep faith and they are great fans up there. The support around the north-east is second to none up and down the country.” “It would be nice for them to win something, really.”
The selling of Kevin and the probable departure of Joey Barton, will mean there will be a number of new players and leaders at the club next season, and that can be good or bad of course = we’ll hope it’s going to be a good thing.
And we cannot think Kevin Nolan is very happy, because he seemed to love things at Newcatsle, and he seemed a player made to play for the Tyneside club.
Unfortunately, he was only on Tyneside for a short 30 months, but he was just fantastic for the club over the last two seasons, both of which were successful ones for the club, following relegation two years ago.
But Newcastle seem to have moved quickly in the transfer market this summer, and by the end of today they could have also signed Demba Ba and Neil Taylor.
We’re all waiting some news on Demba Ba, and we wonder how that knee of Demba’s is standing up to the Newcastle medical?
And of course if nothing is reported today, there will be rumors that he may have failed his medical, but we’ll hear the news, good or bad, soon enough.