We’re not too sure what to make of the news that Newcastle United have joined the battle to sign Portsmouth 28 year-old striker John Utaka.
John Utaka – Portsmouth striker availabel for £1M
The Daily Mail says that Newcastle are ready to rival Sunderland and Wigan for the Portsmouth striker and he is available for £1M.
So that would be decent deal, and it seems that Newcastle want to bring in one experienced striker before next Tuesday, but if that’s the case, we’d much rather see Robbie Keane coming through the door.
It could be that John is a back-up in case the loan deal – presumably being worked out with Tottenham for Robbie to come to Newcastle next season – falls through, which is very possible.
John is certainly an experienced player, having played for six clubs before arriving at Portsmouth back in 2007, and he has played over 80 times for Portsmouth and 43 times for Nigeria.