Niall Hickman gave an interview on the radio yesterday, and the Daily Express man said he thought Newcastle were trying to do a deal for Blackburn’s Chris Samba.
Chris Samba – would be great at Newcastle
Samba would be great at Newcastle, but we just don’t think Newcastle have the pull or will pay out the money to get this great center-back to the club, with other clubs interested.
Samba was signed by Mark Hughes for Blackburn back in January of 2007 from German club for Hertha BSC for around £450K, and he’s been one of the best signings ever in the Premier League.
He’s the literal man mountain, and is a tower of strength in defense at 6’4″ tall, but is also a huge threat on Blackburn corners.
And he seems to have even intimidated young goalkeeper De Gea at Manchester United on Saturday.
David De Gea was badly at fault for the Blackburn winning third goal, when he got nowhere near a corner late in the game, and the Spanish goalkeeper seems to think it’s a foul whenever he’s touched by an opposing player on a corner.
And he goes falling to the ground hoping for a free kick, but of course he’ll have to realize that’s not a foul in England, and when the impressive young Grant Hanley headed in the winning goal on 79 minutes, De Gea was flat on the ground.
We expect Anders Lindegaard to come in for him when the Red Devils play Newcastle at St. James’ Park on Wednesday night, adn they’ll also have Wayne Rooney back in the side.
Chris Samba would cost around £6M and that has to be good value in anybody’s book, but it seems that QPR and Liverpool, and possibly other clubs are already after him, which is hardly surprising.
With the way Newcastle do business these days, we don’t think we’ll be able to mount an acceptable bid for the player, and of course QPR have lots of money with new owner Tony Fernandes, and they will outbid Newcastle for the player, and they need some new players this month too.
And as far as the wages go, we don’t think Newcastle could match the package that QPR or Liverpool could put together for the Democratic Republic of Congo International.
So while Chris is an excellent center-back, and could certainly do a great job at Newcastle, and is also an excellent header of the ball, we just don’t see this deal happening.
Chris has played 152 times for Blackburn with 18 goals so far.
What do you think about this?