Two free agents who Newcastle are looking to bring to Tyneside in the very near future, are Frenchman Jeremie Aliediere and Brazilian Ewerthon.
Brazilian Ewerthon – interested in joining famous Newcastle club?
With Carroll gone, and Ameobi out for a couple of months with a broken cheekbone, and now Leon Best sustaining a hamstring strain on Saturday, Newcastle have only two fit strikers – Peter Lovenkrands and 19 year-old Nile Ranger.
Ewerthon, who is 29 years old and was born in Sao Paulo, left Palmeiras by mutual agreement last month, and he is therefore available for Newcastle to sign to a contract, probably until the end of the season.
His agent Barry McIntosh admitted that talks with a number of clubs were going on right now:
“A number of clubs like Ewerton, he is a free agent and is looking to seal his next move,” ”It is no secret that a number of Premier League clubs are keen on him.”
“I am not going to go into details about who we are talking with, but if you’re asking me about whether he would move to Newcastle? “
“Then yes, obviously they are a caliber of club he would very much consider playing for.”
Ewerhton, who stands just under 5’8″ tall, played 21 times for Palmeiras this season, and scored 7 goals and one advantage he will have over Aliediere is that he should still be both physically fit and match fit.
If Newcastle really want this player then they will have to offer him a really good deal to see off the other interested clubs, because Newcastle need at least one new striker at the club – as soon as possible – and preferably in time to be in the squad for the game on Saturday at Blackburn.