Birmingham City boss Lee Bowyer admits he had talks with Steve Bruce regarding a move to Premier League wrestlers Newcastle United for Kristian Pedersen, addressing the Birmingham Courier.
Did the ship sail for the 27 year old left rear?
When Newcastle expressed interest over the summer Steve Bruce was still at the helm, Mike Ashley was still pulling the strings and a Saudi takeover was little more than a pipe dream.
Proceed to the present day, and with the January transfer window just a few short weeks away, the so-called “richest football club on the planet” would make King Croesus look like poverty in comparison.
And, in truth, Newcastle have probably gone beyond Pedersen with bigger and more prominent names on their transfer roster these days.
Could Kristian Pedersen still join Newcastle?
“Kristian’s contract expires this summer. From what I understand, we made offers to him, ”said Bowyer, the former Newcastle midfielder.
“His agent says he doesn’t want to sign anything yet. It is his prerogative, his choice, nobody can do it ”,
“I read somewhere that there was interest from Newcastle this summer. I got a phone call from Steve Bruce – that was it.
“I think it hurt him this summer because he thought maybe he could get a transfer to the Premiership, but now he just has to crack and do his job.”
Pedersen admitted earlier in the season that Bruce, who has since been replaced by Eddie Howe, “really wanted me” at St James’ Park, adding that a summer stint at Tyneside would have been a “good opportunity” for Denmark, once crowned. international.
It remains to be seen whether Newcastle will return for Pedersen in January.
A new left-back is certainly needed, although the newly paid Magpies seem to be aiming for something brighter, like PSG’s Abdou Diallo, for example.
Interestingly, Birmingham City are apparently set to live without Pedersen with a identified Eredivisie replacement.
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