Newcastle failed with double deadline transfer raid
Newcastle United failed with a double swoop yesterday.
They even put a helicopter on standby in London to whisk him to Tyneside after matching the fee and agreeing to offer a bigger salary.
But the two sides were unable to tie up the loose ends of the deal. And a bid for Birmingham defender Ridgewell, 27, also failed to beat the deadline.
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