Are Newcastle Really Interested In Rangers’ Kris Boyd?

A report in the Journal today saying that Rangers striker Kris Boyd, who is a free agent at the end of June, would like to come to Newcastle, but there’s nothing in the report that justifies that.

Kris Boyd – are Newcastle interested?

No quotes from the 16 year-old or anything like that so we have to assume now that Birmingham City are out of the race – of the remaining clubs supposedly interested in the player – Newcastle, Blackburn, Wolverhampton and Turkish clubs Kayserispor, Ankaragücü and Bursaspor – his preference is assumed to be Newcastle.

If that’s true it wouldn’t surprise us, but surely if Newcastle were interested in this player, some move would have been made for him by now?

The only comment Hughton has made about the player was to say to the Journal a week or two ago he no interest in the player – but he also said that about Arsneal’s young Jack Wilshere –  but came out later and said that Jack was the type of player he would like to sign on loan for Newcastle.

Kayserispor coach Shota Arveladze is already talking to Boyd and trying to persuade him his future is in Turkey.

Apparently Arveladze talked to Kris by phone last week and hopes to have a face-to-face meeting with the player as a follow-up:

“I have had conversations with Kris and we will talk some more.”

“I am hopeful he will decide to come here, but I know he has other options. I want him to join me. I have made this a priority and hope the personal touch I have added to the move will work in my favor.”

“Some coaches prefer to let the club president do the talking, but I think the coach should always speak to the player and outline plans.”

With the Sunday Sun reporting yesterday that the Newcastle Board clarified the situation to reporters that no new capital outlay indeed meant that no cash would be available for transfers – then free agents and loan signings are the way to go for Hughton this summer.

Kris Boyd would look to be an attractive player to a club with little money to spend – but if Chris doesn’t go after him we have to believe he already has another striker he is looking to bring into the club.

We just don’t know who that is.

And with Chris Hughton off on holiday, nothing seems imminent at Newcastle, as far as the transfer market is concerned – unfortunately.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • G

    May 31, 2010 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #1

    16 Year old Ed?

  • G

    May 31, 2010 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #2

    Don’t want anyway, lazy, overated, only scores against inferior oposition.

  • Ericles

    May 31, 2010 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #3

    Agreed G.

  • NOVA2967

    May 31, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #4

    steven fletcher

  • Ericles

    May 31, 2010 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #5

    The truth is CH will only get freebies – and those will be the ones prepared to accept tight salaries. Once again fat Ashley has kicked the fans and supporters in the teeth. The man is below contempt.

  • repo

    May 31, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #6

    no new capital outlay means there wont be paying a fee in bits and bobs..

    its money upfront..

  • fongct

    May 31, 2010 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #7

    cant say no now, he is a bosman

    we really should gamble on him

  • Trent Toon

    May 31, 2010 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #8

    just sign him and chuck him on peanuts just like we did with pancrate! If he works horray, if he doesn’t release!

  • MrT76

    May 31, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #9

    I don’t get why some folks are so against this fella. So what if he only scores against inferior opposition, how many fantastic teams are in the prem like? You all harp on about needing a striker, a 20 goals a season man, but seriously tell me a 20 goals a season man that we can afford! I know you won’t get one for less than £10mill, unless they’re on a free like auld Terry Henry there, but one would have to suspect he’d want some naughty wages. Boyd fits our current financial situation.
    As far as him being lazy is concerned, I don’t remember Gary Lineker, Ian Rush or Clive Allen being reknowned for their work rate as much as having the ability to be in the right place at the right time. Before anyone gets uppity about it, I’m not saying Boyd is as good as those fellas, just that he’s worth a pop for nowt.

  • alan shearer

    May 31, 2010 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #10

    if everton takes a gamble on jermaine beckford..why cant we take kris boyd?
    dont you guys said few months before..beckford is lazy..lousy what?..
    you guys only know how to crap…saying what we need strikers who scored many goals with pl experience..we have to see what state we are in transfer fees..where the bloody hell can we get a classy striker who scored many goals..
    finally we have a chance to secure someone who is all time goalscorer..and now u guys are bloody idiot to say he scores against inferior opponents…can u guys use your mind..?if we dont act fast now..what is left in the market is those crappy players..i will not want marlon harewood back..etc..

  • The-Ciaran8

    May 31, 2010 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #11

    I acctually agree

    Beckford musnt be bad if everton got him?

  • G

    May 31, 2010 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #12

    The problem is, that he is on a bosman, which means he will want silly money on a long contract. If he is willing to sign, for a performance related salary, then I would sign him. Unfortunately, he is waiting for the highest bidder. I reckon he will be offered silly money in Turkey, take it, not get paid for months on end, then will re-appear in scotland in less than 12 months.

  • MrT76

    May 31, 2010 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #13

    With all due respect, now you’re just passing judgement on him without knowing him. At the moment he’ll be on about 15k/ wk tops, so if we were to offer him 10-15k on top of that it would be a considerable improvement to what he’s on now. Also do you not think he would jump at the chance to prove himself in arguably the best league in the world rather than traipsing off to Turkey?? Contrary to popular belief, it’s not all about the money. And btw, outside of Galatasaray, Fenerbache or Besiktas, who’s got the big money to offer him like?? It’s not just us that’s having to tighten our belts, it’s everyone. There is not the money in football that there was once perceived to be.


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