Sky Sports is reporting that Newcastle will do a deal with Peter Lovenkrands only until the end of the season and then look at things again at that time.
Peter Lovenkrands – he had gray hair before joining Newcastle 😀
Newcastle manager Kinnear has already offered the Denmark international a week-long trial, but Joe seems already convinced and the manager has offered the Danish International a short term deal.
Joe said today:
“We have spoken about him staying with me until the end of the season and then looking at it at the end of the season, and that’s the position we find ourselves in at the moment,”
“He is happy to do that, so hopefully we can tie something up and make something permanent at the end of this week for the rest of the season.”
That seems a little odd to us, but it does stack all the advantages to the club, because we can see how Peter does through the end of the season, and then be better positioned to know what deal he’s worth longer term, if any.
Lovenkrands seems OK with that offer.
The main thing is to get good players in through the end of the seaosn, and then we can rebuild the squad more substantially in the summer, when a lot more of our targets should be available.
And after reports that Newcastle may make a move for West Ham midfielder Nigel Quashie, Kinnear was quick to play down newspaper reports linking us with him – so we can cross that made-up story off the list – and that’s good.