Ex-Premier League star Solano training with U's
FORMER Premier League midfield star Nolberto Solano is training with Colchester United.The Peruvian international - who turned 35 earlier this month - has spent the last four days at the Weston Homes Community Stadium after manager Aidy Boothroyd invited him for a 'trial'.
FORMER Premier League midfield star Nolberto Solano is training with Colchester United.
The Peruvian international - who turned 35 earlier this month - has spent the last four days at the Weston Homes Community Stadium after manager Aidy Boothroyd invited him for a 'trial'.
Solano - nicknamed Nobby - played over 250 times for Newcastle in the Premiership during two spells and has also played for Aston Villa and West Ham. The creative midfielder - famed for his dead ball skills - also has over 100 caps for Peru.
“Nobby is a player that I've got a lot of respect for,” said U's boss Aidy Boothroyd.
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“I tried to sign him for Watford but he went off to America because there was more money and it was nicer weather than Hertfordshire!
“He now plays for a team in Peru (Universitario de Deportes) who have just won the championship there and I asked him to come over and see if he's still got what he had and to see if he likes us.
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“It isn't a trial - I wouldn't disrespect somebody of Nobby's calibre to ask him to 'trial' for us - it's more of a relationship.
“It's a little bit of a date at the moment. He's looking at us and I'm looking at him. As is usually the case, you don't get married on a first date, you've got to go out a few times before you make any big decisions.
“Nobby's a good guy, a terrific pro and you don't get a 100 caps for your country if you are not a good player. When he came to Watford he was at a different level to what we had there. I've got a lot of respect for the guy and, if it goes well, there might be something we can do.”