It’s a mini transfer season opening next Tuesday – but for loan players – and just for the Championship and down, so we are going to be linked with many many players who we may get on loan – can’t wait for the Sunday papers this weekend.
Marlon King – loan signing?
And the latest is another forward, Wigan striker Marlon King, who could be heading to Newcastle for the rest of the season.
King doesn’t feature in the plans of new boss Roberto Martinez at the Latics, and may be off on loan yet again, after spending the whole of last season first at Hull City and then at Middlesbrough.
Championship clubs are allowed to make loan signings outside the transfer window, so Marlon King of Wigan or Marlon Harewood of Aston Villa could be the striker coming in, and maybe just for 3 months as cover for Ameobi, who’s injured of course. But having one of these for the full season would not hurt.
And of course King should be remembered well by Newcastle fans because in that first terrible game after Kevin Keegan resigned last season, when Hull beat us 2-1, guess who scored both Hull’s goals, one from a penalty?
King is 29, and was born in Dulwich, England, and has played for a litany of clubs. He has 20 caps for Jamaica with 10 goals, and stands 6’1″ tall.
We do need an experienced striker up front to help our youngsters – 18 year-old Nile Ranger and 20 year-old Andy Carroll, so either Marlon would be fine with us.