Robson explains Solano sale
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Newcastle United manager's decision to off-load the popular Peruvian will anger a section of the St James' Park support, who are probably hoping the club make their own moves in the market before the window slams shut.
However, Robson has hinted he does not need any reinforcements because Ambrose is now worthy of a regular spot, and Lee Bowyer's return to fitness also gives him options in Solano's right flank position.
"We've given Nobby Solano permission to talk to Villa," stated Robson. "It's what he wishes as well, I have to say that, so we've agreed in principle for the transfer of Solano.
"It's always hard and he's been fantastic. They've bought a very good player, an experienced player they need badly.
"Darren Ambrose is ready to play in the first team. We're sorry to lose Nobby but we have other players to play in that position. Bowyer is fit and almost a week away.
"We have other players who can play in that position.
"I'm sorry to see Nobby go. He'll do well. I wish him great luck.
"People say I had a fragile relationship with Nobby but it's completely untrue. I had a sound relationship with Nobby.
"We've bought young Ambrose, one of the finest young players in the country at the time, and he's ready. I see him in training every day and he is for the future.
"We bought Bowyer at the same time. We can also play Kieron Dyer in that position. It's a good deal for both clubs."