Kris Boyd is mulling his future over at Glasgow Rangers.
Kris Boyd – 128 goals in 193 appearances for Rangers
The striker, who has scored 128 goals in 193 appearances for the Scottish Champions, may decide to move on when his current contract with Rangers expires on June 30th, when he will become a free agent.
But there was news over the weekend that Kris would want to move to Birmingham, where the manager is the Scot Alex McLeish, who has just completed an excellent season back in the Premiership at the Birmingham club.
McLeish was the Scotland manager when Kris played for his country, and he knows the manager, and friends are saying that if he indeed decides to leave Rangers he would choose to join up with McLeish at Birmingham.
Of course we have no idea if Kris is really a target of Newcastle boss Chris Hughton, who has said he wants a proven Premiership striker this summer, and certainly Boyd is not that.
Jermaine Beckford – 85 goals in 149 appearances for Leeds United
From news this morning it also appears that Hughton is no longer interested in Leeds striker Jermaine Beckford, who announced over the weekend he is not staying at Leeds United. Newcastle bid £1.8M for the striker in January but Leeds turned the bid down, although Jermaine was willing to move to Tyneside.
And as one of the local Newcastle fan web-sites are saying today – he’s blown his Toon chance! – we love it. 😀
Everton and Aston Villa are said to be interested in the 26 year-old London-born striker, who scored an amazing 85 goals in 149 appearances at Leeds United.
Leeds of course are now in the Championship next season – and probably on their way back to the Premiership – we hope so anyway.