It seems that those photos of Nile Ranger holding a gun, which hit the media just after the season ended, were the last straw for Alan Pardew with the 20 year-old Londoner.
Nile Ranger – Newcastle want to sell the youngster
The news today in the Journal is that Pardew was simply furious with the youngster, and it seems that since then Pardew has written off the striker, at least as far as his Newcastle career goes.
Newcastle now want to sell him for around £1M this summer, but only Blackpool have come in for him so far, and they couldn’t agree terms with the player.
Nile has just returned from the Reserves team tour of Holland, and the senior squad will now be back from America, so training with the full squad should resume today or tomorrow, and the next game for Newcastle is at Leeds United this Sunday.
But there now appears to be no way back for Ranger, and Newcastle are not looking even to loan him out to Birmingham City for the season, but that would seem better than nothing.
That would have seemed to have been a good move, with former newcastle manager Chris Hughton knowing all about the youngster.
What Nile seems to need is a good run of first team games, and a season at a club in the Championship would seem to be good for him, but it appears Newcastle just want to sell him.
Youngsters make mistakes, and while Nile has made more than his fair share of them, it could still be good for both sides to just loan him out for a season.
We still don’t even know just how good this guy is, but it seems to us that Pardew has already made the decision, and it’s based on Nile’s character more than anything.
The thing that worries me is we sell him, and he then hits 20 goals in the Championship next season.
Nile made 58 appearances for Newcastle with 3 goals.
What do you think?