Blackpool have made a verbal enquiry to take Nile Range on loan to Bloomfield Road next season, but that’s as far as it has gone so far.
Nile Ranger – great striker in the making?
Blackpool, who are odds on favorites to be relegated this season have found it difficult to attract players to their club, and they have signed precious few players to build up their squad.
They are awaiting a reply from Newcastle, but the Tyneside club also have had numerous inquiries from other clubs, about taking Nile on loan next season, which doesn’t surprise us in the least because the 19 year-old looks a very good striker already.
And it’s still up to Chris Hughton to decide if he even wants to send the lad out on loan this season.
We think it will be in the London lad’s best interests to get regular first team action this season, and if he can get the games at Blackpool, then the Seasiders may provide a good option for him.
Maybe a loan through January would be a good option for Newcastle, so the club could then assess how Nile was doing, and how our own strikers are doing in the PL, and maybe recall him from the loan spell, if that is appropriate.
But we like to see that Chris Hughton will not be rushed when it comes to a decision on his young players, and he always puts Newcastle’s interests first – and that’s how it should be.
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has even turned to former Newcastle striker Marlon Harewood, who played with Nile in the first half of last season, to try to strengthen his striking options.
It seems that Newcastle and Ranger’s agent would rather he not return to London, and that would mean that Crystal Palace and QPR would be out of luck.
Of course with some concern over Andy Carroll’s back injury, that means Nile will be going nowhere soon, until Carroll’s injury is fully assessed understood.
Ranger made 30 total appearances last season for Newcastle, with 25 of them being in the Championship and he scored two goals.
Things will get themselves sorted out by the end of the month – because they have to be.