Newcastle tried to sign Scott Brown in 2010
According to the man himself, Newcastle attempted to sign Celtic Captain Scott Brown in 2010.
The Scottish international was disgraced under Tony Mowbray and revealed to the Daily Record that Newcastle and Tottenham were among the clubs that interested him.
"It hit me like hell when he told me to find a new club, I did not want to go, I enjoyed playing for Celtic, and my whole family was here, but now I am told that I am find a new club.
"I had to pick up the phone again and tell people that I could be free in January, then all these offers come in and I think, well, whatever happens, happens & # 39;
There was also interest from Harry Redknapp in Spurs and I was waiting to find out if he wanted to do anything else, so I'm sitting there wondering if I should go or not. "