There was news yesterday that Shane Long was a target of Leicester City.
Shane Long – headed to Premier League
And the news was that their manager Sven Goran Eriksson had even lodged a £7M bid for the player, and promotion rivals West Ham United were also reported to be interested in the Irish International striker.
But today Eriksson believes that Long will end up at a Premier League club, so he obviously is aware of some Premier League clubs that are now after the striker, who hit 25 goals in 50 games for Reading last season.
Newcastle scouts have come back with some glowing reports on the striker, but it’s still not known if Newcastle are really interested, although PL club linked with the player include Newcastle, West Brom, Sunderland (of course), and Everton.
This is what Eriksson said today:
“Long is one on the list but he may end up in the Premier League,”
24 year-old Shane would need to make the step up in class to the Premier League, but his performances for Ireland have been very good, and he is a natural goal poacher, and we even think he would fit in well at Newcastle.
For £7M he could be a good buy for Newcastle, and we need some of them quickly.
What do you think?