News yesterday that Leicester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has made a £7M bid for Reading’s Shane Long.
Leicester City are in for Irish striker
And presumably with Newcastle’s long standing effort to bring Turkish striker Mevlut Erdinc to Newcastle dead in the water, Newcastle should be turning their attentions to other players.
24 year old Long scored 25 goals in 50 games for Reading last season in a failed effort to get the club promoted, but Reading will definitely be cashing in on the player this summer.
We’re not at all sure if Long is wanted at Newcastle, but with the failed attempts to bring Kevin Gameiro and Mevlut Erdinc to the club, Newcastle must bring another striker in within the next four weeks.
And if Jose Enrique is sold to Liverpool this week for £5M, and with Routledge going to Swansea for £2M, Newcastle will have made £7M in transfer fees so far this summer, and that’s enough to bring Shane Long to Newcastle.
As we said earlier today Newcastle must move quickly to bring in more players this summer, or risk having a weakened squad to do battle in the Premier League next season.
That would not be progress at all, to say the very least.