It seems that Nile Ranger would like to stay at Newcastle, but that decision is now almost out of his hands.
Nile Ranger – could stay on Tyneside
Ranger signed a five year deal at the club only last October, but that was more to protect Newcastle so they could get a fee for the player if he was moved out.
Nile’s agent is Nick Rubery, and although there have been lots of inquiries for the London-born striker, no firm bids have yet come in – but the transfer window still has eight full weeks to run.
Rubery told the local Newcastle press corps today:
“Perhaps it would have got to the old Nile but he’s taking it in his stride. He could still stay at Newcastle although the situation has changed there,”
“Newcastle have signed a striker and they’ll sign another one so he won’t start games next season, and he needs to play to help his development.”
“As of yet, nothing has moved forward but if the right club comes along with an offer that Newcastle find acceptable then of course he’ll be interested because it’s first-team football.”
“Nile feels like he’s improved, you’re hearing less and less about him for the wrong reasons. Yes, he put himself in a bad position by posting an ill-advised photo on Blackberry Messenger but he’s sorting himself out.”
“He’s kept himself in good shape over the summer, and he’s eager to get started for next season.” “I’m sure he can be a great asset to a club in the future.”
“We could be talking about a 15-20 goal striker next season if he gets those games.”
Nile looked good last season, and he has made 58 appearances but with only 3 goals scored, and it may be that inability to put the ball in the back of the net that persuaded Pardew to put the lad up for sale this summer.
We wouldn’t mind seeing Nile loaned out this coming season to a Championship club, to see what he can do with regular first team football.
What do you think?