There was some news yesterday that Newcastle may take another look at Leeds United striker Jermaine Beckford.
Jermaine Beckford – 24 year-old 6’2″ Leeds striker
Now that Leeds will not be in the Championship next season it may be a good time for the club to look at the 24 year-old. Heâ€™s scored a lot of goals but at that age itâ€™s very unusual for a player to come good at a much higher level.
Leeds were beaten 1-0 by Doncaster Rovers in the play-offs to get to the Championship next season and former Newcastle youngster Paul Huntington was in the Leeds side at center-back. Beckford also played the whole game for Leeds United.
Beckford was linked with a move to St Jamesâ€™ Park shortly after his former boss Dennis Wise was appointed as executive director.
However, a dip in form for the London-born player resulted in him scoring just five times since the turn of the year to finally reach 20 goals, after he had made a terrific start to the season.
Jermaine Beckford stands 6â€™2â€ tall and has now played 49 times for Leeds with 20 goals, and it is reported he may now be available for a reduced price, with Leeds having to reassess their finances ahead of another season in League 1.
But with Keegan saying he only wants top talent brought into the club in the summer, weâ€™d be surprised if he sanctioned any move for the player.
We wonder if Jermaine has the class we need up front in the new Newcastle side.
Weâ€™d be surprised if he has.
What do you think?