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Solano Needs to Move South For Family Reasons

Unfortunately it looks like it’s true that Nobby Solano wants to move to London to be nearer to his children,

Apparently Nobby has recently separated from his wife Claudia, and she recently moved to London to enhance her career opportunities, taking the kids with her.

That’s a great pity because we thought Nobby was looking really great again at Newcastle.


Nobby Solano – his kids are now living in London with his estranged wife Claudia

This is what Nobby had to say about the situation today to the Sunday Sun today:

“It causes me sorrow to have to make this decision.”“But my children have moved to London and I want to be near them,”

“It’s no secret that I have been separated for a while from my wife (Claudia), who until recently lived here in Newcastle.”

“Despite our situation, I was seeing the children almost every day, and that is what is most important to me.”

“Things have changed though. My wife decided to move to London to try to boost her career.”

“I’m very comfortable at Newcastle. The people love me and I am very thankful for that.”

“I didn’t want to play for any other club in England, but family issues have forced a change of plan.”

“I have spoken with the Newcastle directors and with the manager and they understand.”

Solano has claimed that he turned down initial advances from West Ham earlier in the summer, before his children moved south.

With the West Ham situation with Dyer’s unfortunate transfer breakdown, Nobby may have to wait a while – but surely it would be possible to give West Ham the both of them for say £8M. But we should only do that if it’s OK with Big Sam. It’s obvious we will need to bring in players to cover – and a better choice for Newcastle may be to wait for January before allowing Nobby to leave.

Solano went on:

“The chances are 50-50.”

“Everything depends on West Ham actually making an offer.”

Solano has a one year contract at Newcastle until next June.

Comments welcome.

45 comments so far

  • Tito

    Aug 13, 2007 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #41

    Bah!! Let him go if he really wants to go to the Spammers! Family reasons? My foot! So he wants his kids to get knocked about by those London backalley kids? blowing weed in the air together and watch Spammers’ games on some morning glories-filled fences?

    He can be a legend here and its all up to him if he want to attain that status. Dyer has lost his chance, Given has grabbed his chance, Big Al has made full use of the chance.

    Now Nobby has to decide if he want to become a legend at the Toon and be remembered by millions of Magpie fans worldwide, or he want to be remembered as “just another former NUFC player”.

    No matter what’s the outcome, i believe BS has greater plans for NUFC. Who knows he might be weighing up a move for a top right back now!

  • Bill F

    Aug 13, 2007 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #42

    Not a lot of sitting on the fence then!! I didn’t know about some of the background to the wannabeaways and it’s easy to lose some of the sympathy for them. On the other hand if some lass is waving her assets at a hyper testosterone laden bloke who has split with his missus it would be bloody hard to resist. I wouldn’t cast the first stone!! I wonder if some of the people having a go at Nobby have kids of their own? On the player side I still think Clerc of Lyon would be worth looking at, he is young and has looked classy and competent on the occaisions I seen him play. Pity about Schnieder.

  • Tom_Toon

    Aug 13, 2007 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #43

    If he has split from his wife, why would he want to move closer. Just gets the kids up to newcastle ocassionally

  • Tom_Toon

    Aug 13, 2007 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #44

    Francois Clerc is fairly good, rather have Arne Friedrich though 🙂

  • rich

    Aug 13, 2007 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #45

    Tom Toon… he could just fight for custody instead of letting the Wench steal his kids… im sure he can afford a better lawyer than his gold digging wife 😐


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