Canadian defender couldn’t think of anyone to tell he was leaving
Newcastle found out defender David Edgar has left after eight years at the club via the television. The 22-year-old said he felt forced to leave the club and didn’t even know who to contact to say he was departing for newly-promoted Burnley.
He said: “One of the problems was there was no one for me to sit down and talk to at Newcastle. I finally got a phone call from them on Wednesday and I think that was after they’d seen the move announced on TV.
“They said ‘Is it true?’ and I said ‘Yes’. It’s tough but I suppose they didn’t have anyone to get in touch with me — no owner or manager. In the end, one of the coaches rang me.”