News today that Rangers’ striker Kris Boyd has said he wants to take a few weeks to consider his future, and whether to sign on again at the Rangers club.
Kris Boyd – free agent come June 30th
There’s some uncertainty at Rangers, not least of which is whether popular manager Walter Smith, who was Everton boss before David Moyes arrived, will be at the club next season.
Boyd signed for Rangers from Kilmarnock back in 2005 and he has since made 193 appearances with 128 goals for the Scottish Champions.
But of course it’s a lot easier to score in the Scottish Premiership than in the English Premiership, although Kris seems the typical goal poacher.
Kris said today:
“There is a lot for me to think about. This is an important stage in my career and my life,” “I’m going on holiday with my family next week and we will discuss our options.”
“I do have offers from the continent to consider and playing abroad is something that appeals. I will give everything careful consideration and hopefully can reach a decision during the next three weeks.”
Newcastle could be a club to offer the 16 times capped Scottish International a move to the Premier League which is not too far away from Scotland, but we’re not quite sure if he interests Newcastle manager Chris Hughton.
The word is that Hughton wants a proven Premiership League goalscorer and Kris isn’t that.
There is also interest from Middlesbrough and Birmingham and from two Turkish sides Bursaspor and Ankaragucu, as well as Wolves and Wigan, and its hardly surprising a player with so many goals is attracting interest as a free agent.
We’re not sure if Kris’ style would fit in at Newcastle, and of course we already have strikers Carroll, Ameobi, Lovenkrands and Best vying for starting striker positions on Tyneside next season.
Rangers are in some financial turmoil at the moment, and it may well take some time to sort things out, but if Newcastle are interested in Boyd, then apparently he’s looking for wages of around £25K a week, so Newcastle should be able to afford that.
Kris is just one of many many free agents available this summer.