There have been a number of fans contact the blog that Erik Pieters was at the game yesterday at St. James’ Park, so we don’t know if that means that Newcastle may be ready to sign him, or that he was just visiting for other reasons, as he tries to recover from injury.
Erik Pieters - sighted by many fans yesterday at St. James’ Park
Of course Erik is good friends with Tim Krul and would have played with Vurnon Anita in the Dutch Youth sides, so probably knows him too, so he could be just visiting on his own, and it’s a puddle jump away from Holland, so we’re not sure what we should read into this, if anything.
This picture will probably now be doing the rounds today – and we don’t know if it will turn out to be like when Ben Arfa was photographed at Newcastle Airport in August of 2010 – and that was true because he came over at that time to try to force a move to Newcastle through from Marseilles.
And Ben Arfa was eventually successful and he was our Man of the Match yesterday, rather easily with over 60% of the vote and he looked very sharp – not bad for somebody who was supposed to be injured.
So we published the photo – just in case – and because it’s already on the Internet – but we still wouldn’t read too much into this.
However Erik can play at both left back and center-back, so he would be a good signing and of course Newcastle almost signed him last summer – but guess what?
We couldn’t agree a fee with his club PSV Eindhoven – that was a surprise.
Oh, and I almost forgot, one of our readers, Aaron, asked Erik if he was coming to Newcastle and he said”
“Possibly – I don’t know.”
So that seems pretty definitive – we’ll see.
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