Sky Sports is reporting that Coventry City striker Leon Best will move to Newcastle United today, and late news says terms are agreed and he is undergoing a medical.
Leon Best – on way to Newcastle
It looks like it’s a permanent signing, and reports suggest Best has already arrived at Newcastle United’s training ground in Benton to discuss his move from Coventry City.
The 6’1″ 23 year-old Nottingham-born striker has played 92 times with 19 goals for Coventry.
Leon started his career at Southampton in 2004, and played for Sheffield Wednesday, QPR, Bournemouth and Yeovil – all on loan, before joining Coventry in 2007 for £650K.
Best has played 4 times for Ireland, making his debut last May against Nigeria.
Leon has made 159 first-class appearances and scored 44 goals, so far in his career.
On 3rd October last year, he was named Coca-Cola Championship Player of the Month for September.
Best is out of contract at the end of the season, so it’s to be expected the Newcastle club can make another good deal for a more than decent player.
Middlesbrough expressed an interest in the Ireland international early last month, but Sky Sports is saying Best is now set to join Newcastle.
It is also being reported the striker has agreed terms and a three-and-a-half year contract with the Magpies, and is undergoing a medical on Tyneside.
He has scored 10 goals this season in 29 appearances for the Sky Blues.
This is a surprise move by Newcastle, since Best’s name has never been mentioned as a target in January.
Let’s know what you think about this potential signing, which looks like it will happen.