News coming out of Russia today that there are a number of Premier League clubs that would like to bring Christopher Samba back to England in January, and one of them is Newcastle United.
Christopher Samba – at QPR in February
There is news that both Newcastle United and West Ham are already in negotiations with his club Dynamo Moscow for his transfer.
The former Blackburn Rovers player (185 appearances 18 goals) who has 26 caps for Congo, is keen to return to England, because his family have remained in England, after Christopher joined the Russian club from QPR in early July for £12M.
But there is just no way that Mike Ashley would cough up £12M for a 29 year-old, even though he is a very experienced player in the Premier League.
The Russian paper Izvestia is reporting that Dynamo are willing to let Samba return to England, but want close to the £12M they paid to QPR in the summer – so if that’s true it’s hard to believe Newcastle would be interested in the massive 6’4″ defender.
Like Loic Remy, Samba signed for bottom club QPR in January, in an attempt to save QPR from the drop, but they still were relegated and finished bottom of the league.
It’s hard to believe Newcastle would pay out £12M for a 29 year-old, although it may be that Fab Coloccini will be leaving the club in the summer, and we would need another center-half brought in next summer, if Colo does leave.
What do you think?
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