With Newcastle seeming unlikely to be able to bring PSG striker Mevlüt Erdinç to Newcastle, it also appears that they will soon miss out on Rangers’ striker Kris Boyd – if they were ever interested in the former Kilmarnock striker.
Kris Boyd – Blackburn in talks with the player’s representatatives
The reports today are that former Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce, now at Blackburn Rovers, has opened talks about completing a free transfer move the 26 year-old Scottish striker.
Sam has already held talks with Boyd’s representatives in the last few days, as it seems painfully obvious the striker does not want to play his football in Turkey, where at least three clubs are interested in him.
Allardyce is trying to bring in one or two players to strengthen the squad before the team head out to their training camp over in Austria next week.
Blackburn are a side that doesn’t have too much money to spend – like Newcastle – so are looking for free agents and other good deals to strengthen their squad, which did very well last season to finish in 10th position in the Premier League with a respectable 50 points.
Indeed, Sam has done an excellent job at the Lancashire club – his first job since being sacked by Newcastle in January of 2008, after being given only six months on Tyneside.
Boyd officially became a free agent yesterday, and has decided to leave Glasgow Rangers, but it seems that if the Newcastle gaffer, Chris Hughton, had any interest in the player he would have moved for him before now.
While we have little idea who’s on the Newcastle transfer target list, it would have appeared that Kris would have been a good acquisition for the Tyneside club, but we just have to hope that Hughton has other fish to catch.