The News Of The World has an exclusive today, where they indicate that Newcastle United have made a shock bid to sign former Celtic and Sweden striker Henrik Larsson.
Henrik Larrson – coming to Newcastle?
Of course the main question with any NOTW article on Sunday, is whether it has any truth in it at all.
They are reporting that Newcastle have talked with the 37-year-old about a dramatic return to the Premier League, this season, and the Swede is said to be weighing up the offer from the Tyneside club, after snubbing a bid from Hull City.
Larsson’s deal with Helsingborgs finished at the end of 2008, and he is free to join Newcastle for nothing — outside of the transfer window – as he is a free agent right now.
The Swede of course enjoyed a brief stay at Manchester United two years ago that saw him end up with a league winner’s medal, and he could still knock in a few goals for Newcastle United, that could aid the relegation struggle.
But again, we really have no idea if there’s any truth in this story.