Blackburn Hold Talks With Possible Newcastle Target

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.

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far

  • boater

    Jul 2, 2010 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #1

    What is a ‘possible target’ Ed? CH has said he isn’t looking at Boyd. So why are people still talking about it?

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Jul 2, 2010 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #2

    Blackburn confirmed to get Kris Boyd

  • Doha Mag

    Jul 2, 2010 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #3

    Not sure if Boyd wil be a good acquisition or not, but we need a minimum 3 to 4 new players to improve the squad and one of those players needs to be a striker.

    Xisco needs to be given a chance although I’m not convinced he’ll make the grade based on his performance last season in Spain. Time will tell!

    Ranger will likely go out on loan and Best needs to start scoring or the crowd will soon be on his back.

    That leaves Shola, Carroll and Lovenkrands up front as our proven strikers. Not sure they will put the fear of god up many PL sides though…..

    WE need a proven striker or we’ll struggle neaxt season

  • BillBurch

    Jul 2, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #4

    I know CH has to play his cards close to his chest but I’m getting tired of there being no positive news! This name, that name, Bosmans, loans they all come and go! We have money, we don’t have money it’s farcical! We have young players who may be going out on loan but we want other teams’ young players to replace them!! It doesn’t make sense! I can see it now, another last-minute panic, the good players having been snapped up by somebody else!

  • Solaidback

    Jul 2, 2010 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #5

    If we’re after another striker, why are we looking at an unproven striker from France for £7m & passing the chance to get a SPL proven goal scoring striker for FREE???

    If I was CH, I would have snapped Boyd up as soon as he could but no, we’ll wait, Blackburn will get him for nowt & he’ll turn out to be one of the best strikers in the PL this season…. then we’ll want him & have to pay Blackburn £5m for him….it’s the usual Toon tactics…

  • Sav

    Jul 3, 2010 at 4:24 AM

    Comment #6

    If we’vce 5 million to spend we should go after KPBoateng,


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