We reported last week that Newcastle were being linked with Polish International defender, Sebastian Boenisch, who is a free agent, and the new news is that Stuttgart have pulled the plug on their pursuit of the player.
Sebastian Boenisch – Newcastle interested?
The news is that German club Stuttgart have now pulled out of a potential deal for the 6’3″ 25 year-old, apparently because they were not impressed with his performances at Euro 2012.
In our article last week it was half expected that Stuttgart would sign the player, and his only OK performances in Euro2012 could affect Newcastle going after the player, who can play in either full-back position.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew had made is clear that he and Chief Scout Graham Carr were monitoring the form of Newcastle’s targets during the tournament.
Reports in the German media continue to point to Newcastle as being interested in the former Schalke 04 defender, but it’s hard to know how much truth there is in these reports.
And some of the comments from our Polish readers in the last article, thought he may not be good enough for Newcastle, but we’ve only seen him play a couple of times, and he looked OK in those games.
Boenisch’s agent, Dieter Burdenski, who’s job it is to fix Sebastien up with another club, says his client is attracting interest, but refuses to name which clubs are after him – spoilsport.
This is what he told the Kreiszeitung Syke newspaper:
“It is a fact that VfB Stuttgart have cancelled their offer to sign the player.” “There are other clubs that are keen. We are now going to investigate these options.” “I am not going to comment on any club names.”
Boenisch plays mostly as a left back although he can also play on the right side, as he’s good with either foot, and there’s still a possibility that he could accept the contract offer made by his current club Werder Bremen, although his agent Burdenski was mum on that possibility:
“I am not going to comment on that.”
There’s a chance that Newcastle are interested in this player, since the price is very good, and Newcastle always like a good bargain, but the real question is – is he good enough?
What do you think?