Sky Sports is reporting today that Newcastle are considering a shock move for 6’2″ Finnish striker Shefki Kuqi.
Shefki Kuqi – experienced Finnish striker
Newcastle are trying to bring in a free agent for the rest of the season, after losing Andy Carroll to Liverpool, and Shola Ameobi to a broken cheekbone.
Two free agents – French striker Jeremie Aliadiere and Brazilian Ewerthon – have been considered so far, but the news today is the experienced 34 year-old Finish International, Shefki Kuq is available, and being considered by the famous Tyneside club.
Shefki had his contract with Championship side Swansea terminated by mutual consent only last month, so is now a free agent.
The 62 times capped Finn has played for Stockport County, Sheffield Wednesday, Ipswich, Blackburn, Fulham and Crystal Palace, amongst others, and would help bring even more physical presence to the Newcastle attack.
But we wonder how much class this player has, since we know Aliadiere is a very good player, and if he couldn’t score goals he could at least help to set some up.
Certainly, Shefki has never played at the top level in England, so the question has to be – how effective would he be at Newcastle though the end of the season?
The Vucitrn, Yugoslavia born player has played 512 first class club games with 147 goals and has played for 14 different club sides.
The question is – will Newcastle be the 15th club he has played for?
That’s the latest news on the Newcastle striker front today, and Alan Pardew is said to either bring a free agent in today, or just not bother.