Campbell joins Newcastle

Newcastle United have finalised the signing of veteran defender Sol Campbell on a one-year contract. Campbell’s short-term deal at Arsenal expired at the end of last season and he had been attracting interest from several clubs. He held talks with Newcastle’s fierce rivals Sunderland and was also considering a move to Celtic. However, Campbell has opted to link up with the Magpies and has expressed his delight at securing a move to St James’ Park.

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“At this stage of my career I couldn’t have wished for a better move. To join a club such as Newcastle United, with its proud tradition, heritage and magnificent support, is absolutely tremendous for me. I’d like to thank Chris Hughton for putting his faith in me and aim to repay him and the supporters by giving everything I possibly can to help re-establish this great club in the top tier of English football.” Campbell told Newcastle’s official website.

Arsenal had six central defenders by the end of last season; Gallas, Vermaelen, Silvestre, Campbell, Djorou and Senderos. But after the signing of Campbell, they are currently left with just 2; Djorou and Vermaelen, having sold the other four on free transfers. They have already bought Laurent Koscielny, who may debut in the first match of the season aftr Johan Djorou suffered an injury in Arsenal’s pre-season friendly last night. Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Werder Bremen centre-back and Germany’s World Cup star Per Mertesacker. FootballRealm.com will keep updating you with any development in that story.


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