Surprise news in the Sunday Sun today, that Newcastle will let 20 year-old striker Nile Ranger leave this summer.
20 year-old Nile Ranger – on transfer list
The England under-20 striker has been told to find another club, and that he is no longer in manager Alan Pardew’s plans.
Nile signed a 5 year deal only last year, but it seems the club have given up on the player, and that he would benefit from a new start at another club.
It could be that a number of Championship clubs will be after him, and we don’t know if this has something to do with his poor discipline record in training, which Alan Pardew pointed out when the London manager first arrived in Toon last December.
Newcastle are reported to be looking for bids of £1M or more for Ranger and it looks like two Premier League clubs, QPR and Bolton. are interested.
At the time of writing, there have been no formal bids made for the player.
This will come as a shock to the London-born player who has often waxed lyrical about playing and living in Newcastle.
Nile joined the Magpies three years ago when he was let go by Southampton, and he had a difficult past in London.
The youngster was involved in a number of robberies when he was a young teenager, but he seemed to have come clean and matured somewhat on Tyneside.
Nile made 58 appearances for the club with 3 goals.