Newcastle Pursue Norwegian International

Sky Sports is reporting that both Stoke City and Newcastle are looking at signing Norwegian star Erik Huseklepp.

Erik Huseklepp – longer term target of Newcastle

This is not the first time that Newcastle have been interested in the player, and we reported last August he was then a target for the club.

The 6’2″ player, who is currently at Brann, can play right wing or striker.

It remains to be seen if the club sign Moses, whether this would be overkill, but apparently not if the lad is brought in as a striker.

Huseklepp has so far played 8 times for Norway, and appeared over 80 times for Brann with 18 goals.

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • van-damn-bad-man

    Jan 29, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #1

    Good target.

    btw, Ed, you were showcased here:

    This blog is famous!

  • bojous

    Jan 29, 2010 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #2

    Its good to see The Toon cast their net wide in case the Moses deal falls through, it may be overkill but you never know what might happen to our front line on top of the fact that he can also play as an attacking midfielder.

  • van-damn-bad-man

    Jan 29, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #3

    Moses now wants to top four move. Highly unlikely that we will get him now.

  • lesh

    Jan 29, 2010 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #4

    Showcased here too Ed.

    You’re becoming a legend in your own lunchtime!

  • lesh

    Jan 29, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #5

    Whoops, wrong one Ed… sorry!

  • Thump

    Jan 29, 2010 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #6

    But his name isn’t skjelbred 🙁

  • Thump

    Jan 29, 2010 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #7

    But his name isn’t Skelbred… 🙁

  • lesh

    Jan 29, 2010 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #8

    Thump… if you really squint, it could sould like Skelbred

  • Oba

    Jan 29, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #9

    Huseklepp is awesome

  • Thump

    Jan 29, 2010 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #10

    Whoops, double post. Thanks captcha.

    @lesh: You’re right, it could. imo we should break his leg, give him a mohawk and call him Skjelbred anyway.

  • Newutd

    Jan 29, 2010 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #11

    Huseklepp is shite. Sure, he has his moments, but no way I would want him to Newcastle. I’m from Norway, so i know quite a bit about the “Tippeliga” and their players. The league is shite so to be something more than average you really need to stick out. As i said, he has his moments with some good goals, but all in all in a season he is not good enough.

  • Lasse

    Jan 29, 2010 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #12

    Newutd you`re way off.
    He had the most assists(13) and came fourth on the topscorer- chart with 15 goals. He was awesome last season, and to see how much he has developed since the 08- season shows that Erik is still learning. If we were to buy one player from Norway he would get my vote.


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