According to the Guardian today, both Celtic and Newcastle are interested in the Reading striker, Dave Kitson.
Dave Kitson – are Newcastle really interested in this player?
We have not been impressed by Kitson when we have seen him, and we’re not sure why Newcastle would be interested in a player of Dave’s caliber.
We already have a strong set of strikers in Owen, Martins, young Andy Carroll, and Mark Viduka, when he’s fit and we think Dave may just edge out young Andy from that bunch, but not for long.
So we don’t think he would add much strength to the squad we already have, if we were to be brutally honest.
Reading have been relegated and will no doubt want to unload some of their players, and we certainly hope we can get left back Nicky Shorey, who we think would be a great capture for the club.
Kitson stands 6’3″ tall, so he’s a big lad, and tough to play against, and has done quite well at Reading playing 135 games with 54 goals, since 2003.
He was signed from Cambridge United for Â£150K.Â While at Cambridge United, from 2001 until 2003, he made 102 appearances with 40 goals.
Dave is now 28 years old, and was born in Hitchin in January, 1980.
What do you think of Dave for Newcastle?