If truth be told, there doesn’t appear to be too much new news this morning on the Newcastle front, as we wait for the vital meeting to take place in London tomorrow.
Peter Lovenkrands – are Sunderland after this striker?
It seems like Geordie Steve Bruce and Sunderland, have been interested in almost every one of our players, and somebody has made the story up today that they may be interested in taking Peter Lovenkrands. It’s the Daily Mail again.
But that’s not too surprising because Sunderland can offer the Newcastle players Premier League football next season, without them having to relocate.
But we don’t think much of this story, and if Alan gets appointed soon, look for him to talk with Lovenkrands, which he probably already has done, because Peter has that class we will need to differentiate ourselves next season in the Championship.
Lovenkrands should be able to get a decent deal to stay on Tyneside, which is what he wants with his pregnant wife Teresa close to her folks in Glasgow. And we would look to Alan to tie up the Danish International on Tyneside, within a week of taking over at Newcastle.
We expect the same for Steven Taylor and Habib Beye, and hope he can persuade Bassong to stay, but that may prove much more difficult.