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Arsenal Star Not Leaving Just Yet

Newcastle manager, Glen Roeder, has dismissed rumours that Arsenal centre back Sol Campbell will joing the magpies.

Roeder worked with Sol in the England set up and admires him as a footballer, but as the average age of the Newcastle squad creeps up, Roeder has decided time is not on Sol's side and it's an unacceptable risk.

'I have worked with Sol Campbell before at England level. I enjoyed working with him at France 98,' Roeder told the club's website.

'He is a very talented central defender, and I'm very aware of his ability. But I have to say Sol is not a player I am interested in signing.

'The crux of the matter is that if we are to sign another central defender, I would be looking to sign a younger player, although someone still with experience at this level.

'I am very conscious of the average age of the squad at the moment, and I want to slightly reduce that if I can.

'I do have two or three targets in that position, and if they were to become available then I would be interested.

'I've heard about the speculation linking us to Sol and I wanted to nip it in the bud. He's a good player and I wish him and England all the best at the World Cup.'

So, 8 million quid you say Mr Fenerbahce president?




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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 30 2006

Time: 6:48PM

Your Comments

would u want him to stay
green giant 12
He and Theo looked really sharp last night! Please don't let him go!!!
Westl
Westl: Sol looked about as sharp as a spoon last night. He was booked inside a minute and also was lucky to get away with another two late lunges.
BigYid
My point exactly :)
Westl
I love the smell of sacasm in the morning.
BigYid
Oh come on you all love camp Campbell
ihatescum
Oh come on you all love camp Campbell
ihatescum
Either he stays here or he leavs England
Gunning for glory
Cambell not leaving him mum or the the little boys down the road thats why he moved to highbury to get more botty totty
cusop
Do you mean he and AW have something more than a professional relationship? And I thought John Prescott was bad!
Westl
Campbell aint leaving and roedor dont want him cause he is old.He is lookin for younger experienced players
kenyanrudeboy
" he is still clas----end of story"
millers4eva
Who told you that?
ihatescum
Tthe only reason he was booked was because cole gave him a terrible pass.
thenry009
I don't think he'll be here next season. Wenger hasn't been very vocal about his desire for Campbell to stay, and I'm sure Campbell and his money grabbing agents will be well aware of that. He really has lost what he once had, and I for one am suprised that he made the England squad.
pitythefool
Campbell has lost the plot now. You'd do well to off load him.
BigYid
Hey Campbell gave Arsenal a lot over these years, I want him to stay as in the final he was playing quite well and he can still play to a great standard, I don't think Senderos can replace him that well and I think next season Campbell can improve more.
gunner-minesh
I just want him and Will Young to be happy together
ihatescum
I know he's given us a lot over the years, just compare what he won at Arsenal and what Tottenham achieved over the same time period (amusing, isn't it!). I just think his days are numbered unfortunately...
pitythefool
hmm shat r u suggesting?
KAlli
You wouldn't get this quality of debate at Oxford! (The University that is)
GunnerBlood
Didnt he get a goal for you in that game you lost 2-1 the other week (Amusing wasn't it)
ihatescum
just needs a couple more games and i think he will be back to a high standard again
lawz1981
that game the other night, reckon spurs will be there next season?
vertigo_red
Nah, why do you think u will?
ihatescum
I hope Sol will be here next season, but I am not entirely confident that he will be. But I wldnt say the odds r like 90/10 for him to go or anything id say its balanced 50/50. I think that now, its completely down to him.
ArsenalRob
 

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