We had thought that Shearer, before he took his enforced hiatus to nowhere land four weeks ago, had wanted to keep Perter Lovenkrands at Newcastle.
Peter Lovenkrands – we hope he stays on Tyneside
But today the Newcastle Journal is reporting that Peter is not one of those on the list that Alan wanted to keep at the club, and if that’s true that would be a surprise.
Peter showed he can score goals and also is a good footballer with that little bit of class that makes all the difference in a player.
But we would at least have expected Newcastle to have been in contact with the player to let him know whether they wanted him or not, and whether they were going to draw up a new contract for him.
But like Coloccini’s agent told us yesterday, there has apparently been no contact from Mike Ashley or Derek Llambias with any of the players over the last 4 weeks or so.
So we’re not surprised if Peter starts to look around, and he talked yesterday of the possibility of signing for Sunderland which is just 9 miles from Newcastle, and is reachable by the metro.
“Sunderland is certainly an interesting club. The city is near Newcastle, where we have settled fine, and it would be attractive to stay in northern England
” I would not mind to continue to play in England and particularly in the Premier League.”
It’s interesting he says he wants to play in the Premier League.
And of course there is nothing to say Sunderland would be interested in signing Peter, but we think he would be decent signing for any lower half Premier League club, but we’d really like to see him stay on Tyneside.
But until the latest Newcastle soap opera comes to an end, who’s to know?