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Silvestre bottles it

Silvestre bottles it

Having wondered for weeks who the mystery defender was that we bid £7m for in the summer, the Daily Mail revealed all this morning by claiming it was Man Yoo`s Mikael Silvestre. Apparently it was all set to go through before the Frenchman realised he would have to play alongside renowned Dabo batterer Joey Barton. The left back said:

"It was a good contract and a fine opportunity, but money is not the only thing in life. I could not sign for Newcastle out of respect for Ousmane Dabo.'

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Writer:Ross Molyneux
Date:Monday August 13 2007
Time: 7:45AM

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