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Newcastle United bid accepted for Mike Williamson.

January 21st, 2010 | 65 Comments |

Williamson: Only joined Portsmouth a few months ago.
Williamson: Only joined Portsmouth a few months ago.
News is coming through that a Newcastle bid for Portsmouth defender, Mike Williamson has been accepted.

Williamson’s a big lad (around 6’4″). After a short period at Torquay United, he moved on to Southampton in 2001 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. A loan spell there eventually turned into a permanent contract, with Williamson spending a total of five years at Wycombe until moving to Watford in January, 2009. Despite signing a three and a half year contract with the Hornets though, he handed in a transfer request there seven months later, eventually securing a move to Portsmouth in a deal starting at £2 million, rising to £3 million depending on performance factors. Once again his stay at Portsmouth was a very short one, lasting only four months if he finally signs for the Magpies. (more…)