Are Newcastle After This Ivory Coast Defender?

Newcastle need to bolster their defense in January, but news today that the Toon may be after Manchester City center-back Kolo Toure is hard to believe.

Kolo Toure – are Newcastle really interested?

The Ivory Coast and former Arsenal defender is out of contract next summer, and is unlikely to get a contract extension at City, and Newcastle are always interested in players they can get on the cheap – like for nothing.

So that part of the story seems feasible, but it’s a long time since Newcastle were interested in a player who turns 32 in March.

Kolo could help plug the gap for a couple of seasons on Tyneside, but Newcastle’s strategy  under Mike Ashley has been to bring younger players in, who can improve and whose worth increases at the Tyneside club – it’s called good business.

It’s reported that Aston Villa, West Brom, Swansea and QPR all also keen on the 98 times capped Ivory Coast International.

A source close to the player says Newcastle are leading the race:

“There was likely to be a move in January but of course if Micah doesn’t recover before the new year we could have to wait until summer.” “However, a lot of big City performances from him will strengthen his bargaining position on personal terms.”

With Micah Richards now out for four months with a knee ligament injury, it’s very unlikely that City will let Koulo  move in January, but we just cannot see Newcastle signing a 32 year-old next summer.

What do you think?

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9 comments so far

  • cole the goal

    Oct 31, 2012 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #1


  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Oct 31, 2012 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #2

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  • one Tony Green

    Oct 31, 2012 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #3

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  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 31, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #4

    Well let’s see. Injury prone, nearly 32 and on huge wages. Hmmm…

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    Oct 31, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #5

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  • Blaydon-Toon

    Oct 31, 2012 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #6

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 31, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #7

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 31, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #8

    Ibiza…we have moved on so bring your knock knock joke to the next thread 😉

  • mindshaft

    Oct 31, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #9

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