News last night that Blackpool will sign Newcastle’s 20 year-old England U20 striker Nile Ranger on loan.
Nile Ranger – on loan to Blackpool
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has already signed former Sunderland striker, 37 year-old Kevin Phillips, and they are ready to sell their top striker, DJ Campbell.
The Daily Mirror is reporting that the funds the Seasiders get from the sale of Campbell will be used to buy Leicester City’s Waghorn and take Nile Ranger on loan.
Apparently Nile Ranger’s proposed permanent move to Blackpool fell through yesterday, when the 20-year-old striker failed to agree personal terms with the Seasiders.
That was after Newcastle accepted a £1.5M offer for the player – this piece of news is being reported by the Daily Mail.
We don’t know if the loan deal for Ranger will be for the full season, or initially through December, but we expect it is for the full season.
And Ranger signed a five-year contract at St James’ Park just last October, and now Pardew has allowed the Londoner to go out on loan, where he will get some first team experience, after the permanent transfer fell through.
But this seems to us a good deal for Newcastle, because Nile will get regular games, and Newcastle can then see how he does at Bloomfield Road, and decide whether they will want to keep him on Tyneside.