Laurent Robert looks set to end his unsteady spell with Newcastle by joining Bolton on a three-year contract.
The 30-year-old French winger is expected to sign a three-year deal at the Reebok Stadium after a mixed four years at St James’ Park.
Newcastle and Bolton are understood to have agreed a fee of £1.5million - £8million less than the fee the Magpies paid for him – and the player is expected to sign if he passes a medical tomorrow.
Robert’s agent Willie McKay told the Press Association: “He is flying in from the Reunion Islands and Bolton will arrange a private plane to drop his children off in Montpellier and then take him back to Manchester.
“Personal terms have been agreed, at more or less the same as his contract at Newcastle, and the deal is subject to a medical.”
Interesting on a number of counts:
How can he sign if he's not a free agent?
And if he's a free agent why are we getting a transfer fee?
Was he not on loan at Portsmouth (who don't get a mention at all in the piece) until the end of the season?
Does that technically mean he could play for us now?
Are we paying his wages again? If so could we fine him for not reporting for training?
Do we get paid two transfer fees (the Pompey loan and the Bolton purchase)?
Did his children have parachutes?