This is the end of any speculations and finally the ‘Fat Lady Sings’. Newcastle will pay League One club Swindon Town an initial transfer fee of £250,000 for his services. Tozer will be Sam Allardyce second secret signings after securing the transfer of Wesley Ngo Baheng from Le Havre in October.
The Plymouth born left-back Ben Tozer who is just turn 17 this year will signed for Newcastle on additional fees depending on appearance £1,1 milions in January. Big Sam rated him as the future of Newcastle United and will assigned him immediately until the end of the season on loan.
Allardyce reputation on his ability to scout foreign players as well as any youngsters who are available is now on the test at Tyneside. He has brought in the likes of Jay Jay Okocha, Tal Ben Haim into the English Premier League. Under his guidance, young Kevin Nolan made it to the full England squad while Nicky Hunt was Under 21s regular.
On the summer he has signed Brazilian Cacapa from Olympique Lyon and he has been quite good addition to United’s defence. Bobby Moncur hails him as the one that Newcastle United been looking for and believe his ability and experience will bring a new dimension.
In the case of Ben Tozer’s potential to hit big for United, only time will tell as he is still a teenager, although many believe that there were at least three other Premier League clubs also looking to sign him, Portsmouth, Everton and the other one (Newcastle?). He spents couple of weeks with the Blues from Merseyside on trial and David Moyes reported being impressed to come in with a bid.
Sam Allardyce decision to loan him is a good one to make him ready for some “pressure” he never been imagine before when playing for a team like Newcastle. Allardyce hinted a player like Tozer can continue to improve that way. The word from some of Swindon’s supporter saying that there isn’t any doubt that Tozer will make it.
Welcome to the club Tozer! I hope you will become as good as the press told about you. Still plenty of months will come to indicate how far away you will doing good for the Mighty Magpies. There’s not an easy way but if you can handle it, you will have the heaven on earth while playing infront of the Toon Army.