It’s interesting to note that Newcastle have been installed as favorites by SkyBet to sign to sign Phil Jagielka this January, but there doesn’t seem to be much logic in it at all.
Phil Jagielka – there’s no way he is joining Newcastle
For one things why on earth would Everton want to sell their captain and a current England International, as they are doing so well this season under new manager Roberto Martinez.
And why would Newcastle want to sign another central defender, when we have Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and the experienced Steven Taylor unable to get into the starting line-up with Fab Coloccini and Mike Williamson currently the starters.
And with the captain Fab Coloccini being out for up to six weeks with a knee injury, it will give an opportunity to either Steven or Mapou to get a few starts in the Newcastle side, and both have waited patiently for their chance.
We would assume that SkyBet punters may have some inside information on Newcastle trying to sign Jagielka – but maybe not – and the last position Newcastle need to strengthen right now it seems, is at center-back.
Mike Williamson is in the best form of his career, and he was our Man of the Match in yesterday’s disappointing 1-0 defeat at West Brom.
And when you also consider the Everton captain signed a two year extension to his contract a year ago, we’re not sure this news has much truth in it at all.
But we’ve also been wrong before.
What do you think?
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