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NUFC Transfer News: Sol Campbell, Tom Cleverley, Hatem Ben Arfa

Update: Newcastle United completed the transfer of Sol Campbell on Wednesday the 28th of July on a one year deal, and the defender will wear the number 5 shirt.

Sol Campbell is expected to seal a move to Newcastle United in the next few days as Chris Hughton looks to strengthen his squad in time for the Premier League kick-off. The 35 year old defender, who would provide excellent cover, looks set to replace Steven Taylor in the Toon first eleven who is currently out injured. Campbell was expected to have a medical on Tyneside on Tuesday afternoon.

Other Newcastle transfer news includes rumours surrounding a permanent or season long loan deal for Man Utd midfielder Tom Cleverley, and the rumours about Hatem Ben Arfa just won’t go away. Whatever happens over the next few weeks, let’s just hope that the players who come in can actually strengthen the squad, rather than just be paperweights in a difficult Premier League campaign.

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