The loan window will open next week, and we expect Chris Hughton to try to take striker Nile Ranger on loan to Birmingham City.
Nile Ranger in action against Chelsea last season
Newcastle made a late bid to sign Birmingham defender Liam Ridgewell on Wednesday night, with Nile Ranger part of the deal going the other way, but like all their attempts on Wednesday in the transfer market, it was not successful;.
It seems that Nile Ranger has no future at Newcastle, and we fully expect the Londoner to be moved out somewhere on loan next week, and it would probably be a good move for Nile to rejoin Chris Hughton in the Midlands.
Birmingham came to Newcastle with a loan deal in July for the striker, but Newcastle preferred to have Ranger completely off their books in a permanent transfer, and no agreement was reached.
There is also an argument to keep Nile Ranger at the club until at least January, since Newcastle are short of strikers, but we don’t think that’s going to happen.
A source said to be close to Nile, had this to say:
“Birmingham and Blackpool have both been after Ranger but the chance to link up with Hughton again will appeal to him,”
“Newcastle were disappointed not to get a new centre-forward in but they still have plenty of options up front.”
“Demba Ba, Leon Best, Peter Lovenkrands, Shola Ameobi and Sammy Ameobi are all ahead of Ranger so it’s likely he will move in the loan window.”
It appears that Alan Pardew has lost hope in the youngster, because he’s not professional enough and continues to be late to training, and of course he has recently been in trouble again with the law, which will only quicken his departure from the club.
Nile’s lost a huge opportunity at Newcastle, but there’s still time for him to put his career and life back together, and certainly we think a move for him to Birmingham and Chris Hughton, would be great for him.
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