Newcastle United have again shown interest in Solly March, but it seems he is once again going to slip through the club’s fingers.
90min have claimed the 27-year-old is to pen fresh terms with Brighton.
Apparently he had interest from a number of Premier League sides.
As well as Newcastle, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley were all keen.
There was also interest from afar from RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund.
But Brighton have apparently fended off interest from all to get their man to commit to them.
That Newcastle showed an interest in March is interesting.
The club actually offered a trial to March back in 2011 while he was still at Lewes.
As reported by the Chronicle, he travelled up ready to show the Magpies what he was all about.
But he would never step foot on the pitch, with illness denying him the opportunity to play.
He said: “I don’t really know what happened but I just got ill. I was in the car going up there and I passed out in the morning.
“I didn’t sleep well the night before and it just happened. It was bizarre – it only lasted a few seconds. I missed the trial and was supposed to go back up there for another one but by that time Brighton came in and it was the right thing to do for me being a local boy.”
March has gone on to rack up 204 appearances for the Seagulls, and help the club to become established in the Premier League.
March to Newcastle not meant to be
It seems March ever pulling on a Newcastle shirt is just not meant to be. Not that too many Toon fans will be massively hung about that.
But he’s turned out to be a great player and has been a fine servant for Brighton.
It’s good for them that he is seemingly going to be sticking around.
There is little over a month remaining in the current transfer window, and Newcastle now simply have to start making some moves soon.