It looks like quite a few players have already said they will be leaving Newcastle United in the summer.
Peter Lovenkrands – wants to stay in top class football – will leave
Peter Lovenkrands, the Danish striker, who has spent the last six months at St James Park on a short-term deal, is now likely to move on in the summer.
His agent Ivan Marko Benes has told Bold.dk today:
“We are looking for a new contract for Peter in England,” “Most players want to play in the top division, so Peter is no different.”
The former Rangers star made 12 Premier League appearances for Newcastle, and scored 3 goals, and we (this blog) would like to see him stay at the club, but if he wants to leave – so be it.
And Damien Duff, who was a revelation at left back and played with great spirit in the final crucial games, and was just so unlucky to score the own goal that got us relegated, also wants to stay on at the club.
Damien said earlier today:
“I am as loyal as they come, whether the gaffer stays or not,” “But if there is one man to get us back up, it is him.”
” It has been a proper football club for eight weeks and it was about time it was.”
Good words frorm the Irishman, and hey – who needs Enrique when we have Damien Duff, who looked a top-class left back – Shearer will keep Duff at the club, and so he should. However, we’d like to see Jose stay on Tyneside, because he has the required spirit, there no doubting that.
And Jonas Gutierrez has made it known he could be considering his options in the summer – translation – get me out of here! 😀
With the FIFA World Cup next summer, he will hardly get into the Argentine squad playing in England’s second division. So thats’ being fair to the player, and you cannot fault a player for wanting to play for their country in the World Cup, can you?
And we know Steven Taylor wants to stay at the club, and he expressed that yesterday, and most Newcastle fans are pleased this Geordie warrior has no intentions of leaving the Magpies (ever?).
And hey, we don’t mind players leaving, because most of them have been completely hopeless this season, and we need a new infusion of fresh (younger) players, who want to come to Tyneside, and play for the new Newcastle United, under the passionate and committed Geordie leadership of Alan Shearer – we wouldn’t want it any other way!
That’s all we ask, and we’re sure that’s what Alan will do during the transfer window this summer.
Comments very welcome.