Portsmouth or Newcastle need to fork out an extra £1.2m or Williamson won’t arrive on Tyneside

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Pompey - A real mess at that club right now both financially and on the fields

After successfully completing a medical on Tyneside, Mike Williamson was expected to secure a £1m transfer to Newcastle today. However, some late checks on the contract by Pompey have resulted in them finding a snag or a little clause that they had forgot about. Sky Sports (who else?) reported that the deal had indeed been stalled after the club found the clause and they want Newcastle United to pay it. I haven’t heard how much it really is but the rumoured figure could mean in splashing out an extra £1.2m. After already having a £1m accepted, an extra £1.2 would bring the transfer to nearly £2.5m, more expensive than Matthew Kilgallon’s transfer to Sunderland.

The deal has hit the rocks so to speak and until this is settled, Mike Williamson and all 6ft4 of him won’t be pulling on a Newcastle United shirt. Williamson’s transfer came out of the blue really, although we were linked to him the season he completed his £3m transfer to Portsmouth.

There’s only one way to see if Williamson is worth the money but I’d very much doubt that Chris Hughton or especially Mike Ashley, would plan on splashing an extra million on a player many Newcastle United fans have never heard of.

To be honest, as sad as it sounds, I was surprised to see that someone was coming in the January transfer window for a fee at all, and in the region of a million. Long gone are the days we spent £10 & £17m on a player who had their younger days behind them.

It’ll be interested to see what happens & whether indeed a move for Williamson is ditched in favour of a loan move for Andy O’Brien. A I think we all remember O’Brien, a Newcastle player, and the last defender Shearer beat before scoring his 206th goal for Newcastle United 😀

What do you lot think?

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Geordie: ⏱ 22/01/2010

I think you are a little muddled up here. WE've had a 1M bid accepted, but Portsmouth still owe Norwich 1.2M. Therefore the extra cash needed to be forked out is £200,000. And thats what they probably want us to pay. but even if they turned us down for not paying the extra 200k it would make no sense, as if they accept it then they only owe 200k, turn us down they still owe 1.2M

Geordie: ⏱ 22/01/2010

I think you are a little muddled up here. WE've had a 1M bid accepted, but Portsmouth still owe Norwich 1.2M. Therefore the extra cash needed to be forked out is £200,000. And thats what they probably want us to pay. but even if they turned us down for not paying the extra 200k it would make no sense, as if they accept it then they only owe 200k, turn us down they still owe 1.2M

Yacka: ⏱ 22/01/2010

We nice to see there we as fans are clutching at straws and have no idea what so ever is gannin on in this deal. And if it's 1.2million they owe to Watford then if we give them another 200k then Pompey would be giving him to us for nowt, AINT EVER gonna happen they will want something out of it to pay off thier debts.

Yacka: ⏱ 22/01/2010

We nice to see there we as fans are clutching at straws and have no idea what so ever is gannin on in this deal. And if it's 1.2million they owe to Watford then if we give them another 200k then Pompey would be giving him to us for nowt, AINT EVER gonna happen they will want something out of it to pay off thier debts.

sirjasontoon: ⏱ 22/01/2010

He sounds plop anyway so I don't give a shit what happens...NEXT.

sirjasontoon: ⏱ 22/01/2010

He sounds plop anyway so I don't give a shit what happens...NEXT.

Robby Bobson: ⏱ 22/01/2010

Cant see how it affects us what they own Watford. Either way they have to pay 1.2 million and if they want a million pound to help pay that (for a player they cant afford to play) they should accept the deal. IMO they knew about the situation and thought they could get an extra 200k by changing the deal at the last minute. Unlucky for them they are dealing with Mike Ashley.

Robby Bobson: ⏱ 22/01/2010

Cant see how it affects us what they own Watford. Either way they have to pay 1.2 million and if they want a million pound to help pay that (for a player they cant afford to play) they should accept the deal. IMO they knew about the situation and thought they could get an extra 200k by changing the deal at the last minute. Unlucky for them they are dealing with Mike Ashley.

5-0-United-In-The-Rain: ⏱ 23/01/2010

geordie u muppet, saying the author is wrong with the fugres and u wrong with the team blindo!

5-0-United-In-The-Rain: ⏱ 23/01/2010

geordie u muppet, saying the author is wrong with the fugres and u wrong with the team blindo!

Geordie: ⏱ 23/01/2010

ha-ha never realised I typed Norwich (dunno where that came from).

Geordie: ⏱ 23/01/2010

ha-ha never realised I typed Norwich (dunno where that came from).

stuart69: ⏱ 23/01/2010

geordie why dont you try talking about filthy luker you stupid geordie ring licker...that's what makes people happier than happy. well that does with me and my mum anyway...& she gives me bitty loving love.

stuart69: ⏱ 23/01/2010

geordie why dont you try talking about filthy luker you stupid geordie ring licker...that's what makes people happier than happy. well that does with me and my mum anyway...& she gives me bitty loving love.

stuart69: ⏱ 23/01/2010

i realise i'm no more than a spunk bubble in many peep's eye's ... ....but i can assure anyone who is interested i've never slept with stardust. he say's he's not sure just yet , but i truly luv him to the point it's now effecting my life. thinking about anything but him is a lesson i'm trying to learn , i'm starstuck with this person i never met , seen or even talked to - my head is in the cloud's. eating was a thing i used to enjoy 4/5 times a day - but now the only thing on my mind is him mr wonderful. sex to me is thinking about my lover.

stuart69: ⏱ 23/01/2010

i realise i'm no more than a spunk bubble in many peep's eye's ... ....but i can assure anyone who is interested i've never slept with stardust. he say's he's not sure just yet , but i truly luv him to the point it's now effecting my life. thinking about anything but him is a lesson i'm trying to learn , i'm starstuck with this person i never met , seen or even talked to - my head is in the cloud's. eating was a thing i used to enjoy 4/5 times a day - but now the only thing on my mind is him mr wonderful. sex to me is thinking about my lover.

batty: ⏱ 23/01/2010

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/article6999464.ece

batty: ⏱ 23/01/2010

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/article6999464.ece

simon: ⏱ 23/01/2010

I wonder how many weeks wages portsmouth would have to pay to make up the same amount of the extra 200k they need to pay watford. if williamson doesnt go in the window then they will have to keep paying the remainder of this seasons wages plus still the 1.2m they owe watford which in long term will work out a much more expensive option for psmouth

simon: ⏱ 23/01/2010

I wonder how many weeks wages portsmouth would have to pay to make up the same amount of the extra 200k they need to pay watford. if williamson doesnt go in the window then they will have to keep paying the remainder of this seasons wages plus still the 1.2m they owe watford which in long term will work out a much more expensive option for psmouth

chuck: ⏱ 23/01/2010

Used to quarrel over a coupla million in transfer fees ,now we are down to a copla hundred thousand. Whatta bunch of cheapo`s ! That coupla thou, may be what prevents us from gaining promotion.

chuck: ⏱ 23/01/2010

Used to quarrel over a coupla million in transfer fees ,now we are down to a copla hundred thousand. Whatta bunch of cheapo`s ! That coupla thou, may be what prevents us from gaining promotion.