News in the Evening Chronicle today from Lee Ryder, that Newcastle are interested in Norwich midfielder Andrew Surman.
Andrew Surman – South African born midfielder
Andrew Surmon is a 25 year-old South African and he was born in Johannesburg in 1986 of British parents.
His parents had moved to South Africa while his father worked for an insurance company, but his parents returned to England in 1995, and the next year he joined the famous Southampton Youth Academy.
Andrew was there at the same time Newcastle striker Leon Best was at Southampton, from 2004 through 2007 and Surman was the youngest player ever to play for Southampton Reserves until Theo Walcott broke his record.
After being on loan at Walsall (14 appearances and two goals) and Bournemouth (24 appearances and six goals), he joined Wolves for a fee of £1.2M on a three year deal in the summer of 2009.
Andrew ended up playing for Southampton 134 times with 16 goals, but he struggled to gain a regular first team place at Wolves.
The 5’10” midfielder stayed at Wolves only for one year and left to join Norwich in June of 2010 on a three year deal for an undisclosed fee.
Andrew has picked up four caps for the England U21 side.
He had an excellent game when Newcastle were hammered 4-2 at Carrow Road last December, and he would have caught Newcatsle’s eye in that game, and he seems to be a fairly decent player.
What do you think?