Newcastle Must Decide Quickly On Harewood

After finally signing Danny Simpson last night through 2013, we think the next player to arrive back at Newcastle is Marlon Harewood.

Marlon Harewood – returning to Newcastle?

Marlon can do a job for us, and while a portion of the Newcastle faithful don’t rate him too highly, he did start to play well for us, once he was fit, and the player would love to return on Tyneside, on loan.

But the Harewood camp are starting to get itchy feet, and apparently London club QPR have registered their interest in the striker.

A source close to Harewood has told the Newcastle Journal:

“QPR have made a firm enquiry and they have asked whether Marlon would be up for a move to Loftus Road.”

“It is an interesting proposition, but Marlon has made it clear he would rather come back to Newcastle because he enjoyed his time up there so much.”

“But he can’t wait forever, there isn’t much time left in the transfer window and there are other options on the table.”

“Newcastle need to get on with it if they want him because a decision will be made by the start of next week at Marlon’s end.”

“He doesn’t want to be left at Aston Villa because he doesn’t feel comfortable there anymore.”

This seems a move by Marlon’s people to try to get Newcastle to act, and we would expect, if all other options fall away in the next few days, Chris Hughton will go after Marlon.

We don’t think Marlon would be a bad acquisition, although it would only be for this season.

His club, Aston Villa, who made the final of the Carling Cup last night by beating Blackburn Rovers 6-4, have made it clear they would prefer to sell the player this month, rather than let him leave on a temporary basis.

Marlon’s contract with the club runs out on June 30th, and he will then become a free agent.

Unless Newcastle surprise us with some other striker, it’s becoming increasingly likely that Marlon will be back on Tyneside – we should know by next Monday, at the latest.

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • southerngeordie

    Jan 21, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #1

    We need him back – towards the end of his loan the team was really gelling. Not the most classy footballer to ever grace the blacknwhite but he was getting better and i dont think the team has been the same since he left.

  • macn0ble (Finland)

    Jan 21, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #2

    Can Harewood really offer us anything? I do not think so.

  • Steved

    Jan 21, 2010 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #3

    Do we really need him, I personally think that Ranger has got more to offer! We have four strikers already who will score if they are given the service which they just don’t get!

    We are have bigger issues in our squad, midfield and right wing.

  • Jimmy Lost

    Jan 21, 2010 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #4

    The boy is a barrel on legs, hate watching him play! All of his goals have been knock ins and he does not create for the rest of the team! No good, we should go all out for Beattie, I know he wanted to come to us a while back and he is twice the player that this clown is!

  • southerngeordie

    Jan 21, 2010 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #5

    I think if he is available and we can afford him – get him in. Agree would love to see Ranger being given a better run out – the lad has class he is just missing some regular games.

  • lesh

    Jan 21, 2010 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #6

    Must sign Harewood?

    Will sign Harewood????????????????

  • Whumpie

    Jan 21, 2010 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #7

    Not our priority, but CH knows best…

    Right winger is more important for me, and possibly cover for LB. We’ve got Kadar for CB.

  • N.Ireland Mag

    Jan 21, 2010 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #8

    Ok, might get slated for this.

    But I was thinking as I watched the match last night, what about sticking in a loan offer for Benni McCarthy? The lad’s been out of favour for a while and needs 1st team action to prove he’s worthy of a place in the SA team.

    Would offer us something different. Harewood would offer us something similar to what we already have.

  • N.Ireland Mag

    Jan 21, 2010 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #9

    Oh, just seen Wet Spam are after him.

    Surely we could out bid that bunch of paupers?! 🙂


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