Faye in Toon for medical - we can't afford another injury prone purchase

Last updated : 24 January 2005 By Craig Hope (website editor)

Reports are suggesting that Senegalese midfielder Amdy Faye is in Newcastle today to undergo a medical and tie up the loose ends of his £2 million move to St.James’ Park.

A player who has already failed a medical whilst in the process of a move to Fulham last year will no doubt pass our inspection with flying colours only to be sidelined in the coming weeks.

Negative? Probably. But we need look no further than Babayaro and Boumsong to support this pessimistic prediction.

Faye’s arrival will hopefully release Jermaine Jenas from the constraints of defensive responsibility that are currently enforced upon him and allow the England star to make his presence felt at the other end of the field.