There are rumors circulating on Tyneside and have been aired on the local radio channels, that Rangers’ striker Kris Boyd has been seen at the Benton training ground today.
Kris Boyd – already on Tyneside?
Rumors will be rife at Newcastle in the summer, and as Chris Hughton has said – about 99% of them will be nonsense. But Chris was interested in Kris early last season, and the 26 year-old is available on a free transfer at the end of June.
He had told friends – so another rumor goes – that he would prefer to sign for Birmingham, so he could get back to playing for his former Scotland manager Alex McLeish. However, with Birmingham having just signed 29 year-old Serbia striker Nikola Zigic from Valencia today, for an undisclosed fee, it could be that Birmingham have given up on the Scottish International.
The striker is a typical goal-poacher, and in 193 games for Rangers has scored 128 goals – and yes we know it’s much easier to score in the Scottish Premier than in the English Premier – but at least it shows the lad has an eye for goal, and we think he could be a good addition to the Newcastle squad.
Andy Carroll can set up lots of chances with his heading ability in the box, and maybe Kris is just the type of player to poke them into the goal, without ceremony.
Kris will cost nothing – and of course his wages will not be too high either, so we would be quite pleased if Hughton nabs this player.
But it’s rumors right now – but hopefully Chris Hughton will clear it up tomorrow – if Chris doesn’t deny it – then there may even be something to this.
What do you think?