As we’ve reported this morning, Peter Lovenkrands is on a week’s loan at Newcastle and Joe Kinnear has talked about the potential signing today.
Peter Lovenkrands – on a week’s loan on Tyneside
The Horsholm, Denmark born Lovenkrands – who was supposed to be joining us under Sir Bobby Robson before suddenly moving to Rangers at the last minute, as released from his contract at German side Schalke 04 by mutual consent, and he is now looking for a new club, and it looks like we are the first club in for the Danish International.
With his wife Scottish, Newcastle would be a convenient location for the player and his family, and we’re sure he’s very keen to join the famous Tyneside club, with the best fans in the game.
Kinnear talked about Peter today:
“I met Peter over lunch yesterday and he started with us on a week-long trial today.” “He’ll be with us all week and then we can make a decision.”
“But he’s a player we are pleased to have with us and one with a vast amount of experience to offer us.”
“He is still a player who has so much to offer us.” “Pace wise he has bags of it and I think that he is the sort of player who will get fans off their seats.”
“He’s keen to join us and still has the hunger to play well at the top level.”
Lovenkrands started his career with Danish side Akademisk Boldklub before joining Rangers where he made 182 appearances, scoring 54 times and winning two SPL titles, and also got some good experience in the European Champions League, since Ranger and Celtic qualify for that every year, with so little competition in Scotland.
We’re pleased to hear that Peter still has some pace, because that was one of the highlights of his play that had Bobby Robson keen to sing the youngster in 2000.
In fact we’ll be pleased whatever happens to Peter, because if we sign him we assume he’s good enough for the club, and if we don’t then he hasn’t impressed enough , and better to learn that before we sign the player.
It’s a no lose situation for Joe Kinnear and the club, and we’re pleased Joe want to take a look at Peter this week before deciding – it’s a sensible move.