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Williamson: “Deal will be completed in the next 48 hours” say SSN.

January 25th, 2010 | 40 Comments |

Mike Williamson: Big lad.
Mike Williamson: Big lad.
Broadcaster, Sky Sports News are reporting that a Newcastle United deal for Portsmouth centre back, Mike Williamson should be complete within the next couple of days.

They reported that they “understand a deal will be be completed in the next 48 hours”, though there has been no official statement from either Newcastle United or Portsmouth on the deal at the time of writing.

Whilst a fee of around £930,000 had been agreed with the South coast club, it was then revealed that they would owe more than this (around £1.2 million) in a sell on clause with the player’s previous club, Watford. This was agreed when the club paid £2 million for Williamson (rising to £3 million depending on performance) to Watford barely four months ago.

A reported knee injury to Steven Taylor, sustained during the clubs 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion in the league, will have increased the urgency of manager, Chris Hughton’s hunt for experienced defensive cover in the quest for promotion back to the Premier League.

Williamson, a big lad at 6’4″, started his career at Torquay in 1999. 2001 saw a move to Southampton for a fee of £100,000. However, he seemed to spend much of his time there on loan, returning back to Torquay initially, then moving on to Doncaster until he was spotted by Tony Adams at Wycombe Wanderers in 2004. (more…)