Caldwell contract latest

Last updated : 10 November 2002 By Martyn Elliott

"A contract was offered to Steve Caldwell. It was then taken away because the agent wanted a large sum of money to allow his player to sign that contract," said Sir Bobby.

"We said: 'For what? Why should we pay you? We didn't think he was your player, we thought he was ours.' We told him we weren't going to give him it. I stood against the agent."

The agent in question is Paul Martin, but the club’s differences with him should not prevent Caldwell accepting a new deal at St James’ Park.

Both Sir Bobby and Caldwell himself are keen for the Scottish international to stay, especially after his performance against Boro.

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