Peter Lovenkrands admits he may want to leave Newcastle United.
Peter Lovenkrands – home sick for Denmark – really?
Lovenkrands has said today that he misses his home country of Denmark, but he’s been away from Denmark for 10 years, since he signed on for Glasgow Rangers , after Newcastle manager Bobby Robson thought he had signed the then 20 year-old for Newcastle United.
Peter said today:
“I miss my country, so if a team like FC was interested, I’d certainly listen to what they have to say.”
That’s a strange statement from Peter, because one reason he was delighted to come to Newcastle, was that his Glasgow-born wife was nearer home, and she could visit her folks north of the border.
And Peter’s wife just couldn’t settle in Germany, when he was at Schalke 04, which is the main reason he left the German club in January of last year by mutual consent, and then joined Newcastle on a free transfer.
So whether his wife could easily settle in Denmark is a good question.
Lovenkrands is now 30 and is hoping to keep his place in the National side, after a recall in August saw him face Portugal as a 74th minute substitute.
“It is obviously harder for me to get into the team than it is for some of the others, who are playing regularly. I hope that I can join again for you know me and know what I stand for.”
We could understand if Peter had said he was frustrated at getting so few games for Newcastle this season, and it’s true he’s made just 5 appearances for Newcastle this term, with one goal.
And big lads Carroll, Ameobi and Ranger seem to fit the mode of strikers Chris Hughton seems to prefer at Newcastle, and it could be that Peter will not get many more games before the January transfer window opens.
But Peter is still a good player, and he came through big time for Newcastle in the second half of last season, so we certainly don’t want to see Peter leave in January.
The Danish striker is still too good a player to leave Newcastle, and in 49 total appearances for the Magpies, he’s scored 20 goals – not bad at all.