Kenny Jackett confirms interest in Newcastle’s Mike Williamson; admits transfer isn’t close

Wolves retain an interest in signing Mike Williamson of Newcastle.

Speaking to the Express and Star, Kenny Jackett has confirmed he is still keen on signing Newcastle’s Mike Williamson, although no deal is close to completion.

When asked about Williamson, Jackett said: “Is there interest in him? Yes, I was very impressed with what he brought to us and how good he was when he was on loan. But no, a deal isn’t close.”

Williamson spent a five game loan spell with Wolves earlier in the season, and his presence improved the defence immediately.

They conceded just three goals in the five games Williamson played, but he was recalled back to Newcastle at the end of November.

Steve McClaren had plans to use him in the first-team, but he immediately picked up an injury, and has spent the following weeks spent on the sidelines.

Jackett is planning to bring Williamson back to Wolves, with it unlikely the centre-back will be playing at St James’ Park any time soon, even when he is back to full fitness.

However, the Wolves boss has made it clear that a deal is not yet close, even though we are already more than halfway through the transfer window.

Williamson, 32, would be a good signing for the Midlands side if they can get a deal over the line before the end of this month.

He is not good enough for the Premier League anymore, but is proven in the Championship, and Williamson would provide some much needed defensive cover for Jackett’s team.

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