Sky Sports is reporting that Hull City and Newcastle United are rivals to sign Aston Villa striker Marlon Harewood on loan.
Marlin Harewood – Newcastle loan target
Hull have had a little trouble this summer in attracting players to the Yorkshire club, and manager Phil Brown failed in moves for Fraizer Campbell and Bobby Zamora.
We remember that Michael Owen was also a target before he joined Manchester United.
But the report that interests us is that Sky are saying Newcastle have identified the 30 year-old Harewood, who has gone down the piecking order at the Villa.
The 6’1″ Hampstead, London born striker, whose played at Nottingham Forest and West Ham United has 389 first class games over his career with 111 goals.
To be truthful we’re not too sure about Marlon, but we do need another experienced striker, and we suppose if we can tie him up on loan for the season, Newcastle would then be OK at striker.
It seems we are OK now in central defense, central midfield, and this would make us OK with strikers assuming Lovenkrands comes in on a free transfer.
We still need some full backs and wingers.