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Solano Looks Ready to Leave Newcastle

Nolberto Solano has set his heart on a move to London so he can be nearer his children, who are now down there with his estranged wife Claudia.

While Nobby doesn’t want to leave Newcastle, he explains today why sometimes you have to put the family first.

He also has some great words to say about manager Sam Allardyce.


Nobby Solano – looks ready to finally leave Newcastle

Solano, who is in his second spell with Newcastle following an 18 month stint at Aston Villa, is believed to be interesting West Ham. That move has been made difficult by the aborted transfer of Kieron Dyer about 10 days ago, but it is still possible since Newcastle have told the Peruvian they will not stand in his way if a suitable bid comes along. Nobby has a one year contract at Newcastle so the fee shouldn’t be too much of a problem if the two clubs can hold a decent discussion.

The 77 times capped Peruvian international said last night:

“A decision will be made in the next couple of days.”

“It’s up to the two clubs but I want to go to London because my wife and two children have moved there.”“Clubs in Spain also want me but I won’t go there, I will only leave Newcastle to go to London.”

“My wife and I are separated and I miss my children. Sometimes you have to out your family first.”

Solano, 32, also thanked Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce for his handling of the issue.

“Sam Allardyce has been great, he’s a great man. I’ve spoken to him and he says he won’t stop me leaving.“Leaving Newcastle will be hard because I feel they are on the verge of something big here.”

We are getting some clues about why players are willing to spill their guts for Sam on the field. There are many cases we have seen where Sam cares for his players and tries to take care of their personal situation so they can then turn out and play well for Newcastle United. Great man management from the big man.

It will be sad if Nobby does leave Newcastle, because he’s been a great servant of the club. He will long be remembered as the best South American ever to play in Newcastle’s colors, just edging out the great George Robledo (Chile) of the 1950s era.

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • Stami

    Aug 14, 2007 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #1

    this is very upsetting news! he is a great player, and a fan favourite! best of luck to you Solano! you will be missed!

  • Graeme

    Aug 14, 2007 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #2

    Having been in a similar position myself, you have to feel for him. Nobby has been a great servant to the Toon. Such circumstances aren’t rare and he will not be playing anywhere near his best until his family circumstances are resolved and he is happy in his head.
    Sam knows this and will no doubt help him move to London; perhaps we can do a deal for both Nobby and the fragile Dire for 8 mill and then everyone would be happy.

  • Kash

    Aug 14, 2007 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #3

    Big loss as he’s a huge character. But, Dyer and Sol for £8m = Good Deal!
    Stop being arses West Ham and sign them, maybe you’ll win some matches!
    Diouf to replace them? Who’s going to come in for Nobby?

  • Dave

    Aug 14, 2007 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #4

    We’ll all miss Nobby and I think he’s genuinly gutted to be going as only a couple of weeks ago he was saying how marvellous it now was at St James’. Let’s give him a standing ovation when we play (and beat) West Ham.

    PS: would anyone like to suggest odds for Chopra scoring against us, at St James’ this season? 🙂

  • Dirk

    Aug 14, 2007 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #5

    Gutted solano leaving been one of our best players in the last decade, true toon. £8m not enuf for dyer and solano, mort and MA wanted £8m for dyer on his own! i think if we sell them both we should get £12m at least.

  • WelshWizard

    Aug 14, 2007 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #6

    I understand his situation because i only live in part of the country to be near my daughter. He’s been a massive player for us in the past but dont think he’s 1st choice under Sam(should be RB instead of the shite Carr), but i still think he’s got a massive part to play this season if he stays, hope you stay Nobby but if you dont, then all the Best and ThankYou for the memories….

    Diouf would be great to replace Nobby and Dire…….Faye, no thanks…

  • WelshWizard

    Aug 14, 2007 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #7

    DIRK – we wont get £4 million for Solano as he’s only got 10 months of his new 12 month contract left, basically he’s a freebie that we might be able to get nearly £1 million for if we’re really lucky…..

  • TOON1

    Aug 14, 2007 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #8

    Sod the money ,it aint about the money ,NOBBY IS A GEORDIE ,wil be sadly missed ,wish there was a way round this ,would be fitting for him to finish his career at the toon .Nobby you are a legend ,top man ,top pro ,good luck ,but dont go to west ham lol,try Reading !!

  • Chris M

    Aug 14, 2007 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #9

    Dirk – Nobby only has a year left on his contract. We will never get anything close to £4m for him. Especially when we go him for around a million a wee while ago. Sadly I think we would be lucky to get a miilion for him…..which is a real shame cos we all love the little fella.

  • AndyT

    Aug 14, 2007 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #10

    I think we’ll throw him into the deal with West Ham to get the Dyer fee up to 8M.

  • shaun D

    Aug 14, 2007 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #11

    yeah 8m for both would be the compromise

  • nightfall

    Aug 14, 2007 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #12

    faye and diouf…those two are both players who’ll be gone during ANC…

  • rich

    Aug 14, 2007 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #13

    @ ED

    you missed the most important part of the interveiw when he said something along the lines:

    ‘If nothing happens im more than happy to stay with Newcastle’

    Dont sell him SAM!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bill F

    Aug 14, 2007 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #14

    If Diop aint good enough for Fulham, why do we want him? Diouf wants away cos he’s been left out for one game, what does that tell you? I still say we can get better.

  • Rotherfield Hammer

    Aug 14, 2007 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #15

    Will you stop trying to send us Dyer! We’ve got enough problems at Upton Park without him coming down and adding to the queue at the physio’s table. Mind you, could be worse, he might end up on the pitch. Well done at Bolton – it’s always such a pleasure seeing them get stuffed.

  • IBUM

    Aug 14, 2007 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #16

    Now that’s the difference between Solano and Dyer. Both of them wanted a move to the capital for the same “family reason”, yet Dyer was made a target for the angry fans.

    I think if you gave your best to the club and shows real loyalty, the fans will understand you. Dyer is a c*&(nt that always get injured and have not contributed much for us in the past couple of 8 freaking years.

  • Gary Jones

    Aug 16, 2007 at 2:46 AM

    Comment #17

    Absolute pleasure having Nobby on board, but I do also concur with Bobby that the toon had seen the best of him before his sale to Villa.

    Timing is immaculate, as we have Milner to step into the void now – and I’m sure he’ll have no problems filling Solano’s boots.

    Not sure Newcastle Jazz clubs will be quite the same though !

    Thanks to Nobby, lets scream him on this weekend and wish him all the best, whatever the outcome. What a great servant to the club he has been!


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