Peter Lovenkrands To Leave Newcastle Next Year


Peter Lovenkrands’ contract at Newcastle runs out next summer, and while it seems that Newcastle want to extend his contract,  Peter wants to move to a club where he will get more playing time.

Peter Lovenkrands – contract ends next summer

It’s hard to blame Peter for that, and we could even see Newcastle try to sell the Danish International in January,  rather than lose him for nothing next summer as a free agent.

Løvenkrands has even told Danish television he is ready to leave the Tyneside club at the end of the season, where he could negotiate a good deal for himself as a free agent.

This is what the 31-year-old told TV.dk:

“I’ve talked to the coach Alan Pardew, and he would like to extend my contract, but I cannot wait for that,”

“In January, I can talk to whomever I want, so my agent is working to find me another club.”

“There are lots of things I’d like, but I’m keeping my cards close to my chest,”

“There have been talks with the club about an extension, but it’s not something that happens before January or next summer, so right now we’re looking for other options.”

Peter has done very well at Newcastle,  but is now finding it hard to get into the first team, and he wasn’t even on the bench in the last two league games.

Peter joined Newcastle as a free agent in January of 2009 from FC Schalke, and he has scored 29 goals in 79 appearances for the Magpies, and is a player who is sharp in front of goal and will always score goals.

Peter moved from his first club Akademisk Boldklub to Rangers for £1.3M back in June of 2000, and at the time Newcastle manager Bobby Robson  thought he had agreed to join Newcastle.

But he joined Rangers at the last moment, and afterwards said he thought he’d get more playing time in Scotland.

And this is the challenge Newcastle will now have – to keep the players they want to keep – even  though those players are no longer starters in the first team – it’s called building a very strong squad.

Peter has been a very good player for Newcastle, and he is first rate professional and a good guy, and he’s got the job done for Newcastle, and helped the club get out of the Championship at the first time of asking, when he scored 16 goals in 32 appearances in that promotion season.

It’s hard to criticize a player who wants to move so he can play more games, which is what they get paid for, after all.

Peter could probably get a two year extension at Newcastle,  but his chances of getting much playing time over that period, do not look very good.

With the news today that Newcastle may be interested in Moussa Sow of Lille, it could even be that Newcastle will bring in two strikers in January if they are willing to allow Peter to leave for a fee in the January transfer window.

Newcastle are expected to sign Sochaux’s Modibo Maiga in early January for aground £6M.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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32 comments so far

  • Toon Tang

    Nov 2, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #1

    2nd

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  • AMEOBI

    Nov 2, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #2

    Ah well, not a top player but don’t blame him wanting 1st team

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  • Toon Tang

    Nov 2, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #3

    sorry … 1st

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  • Toon Tang

    Nov 2, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #4

    the loverman just needs love. thats all it is. he could be quality for a lower ranked team if he gets enough game time

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  • AMEOBI

    Nov 2, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #5

    Toon tang, he could be a top player for Bolton.. He’s just better than an average striker in prem imo

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  • lewytoon

    Nov 2, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #6

    http://www.sabotagetimes.com/football-sport/modibo-maiga-the-deadly-striker-who-can-bring-cl-football-to-newcastle/#comment-30747

    good read

    the thing about lovenkrands is that he’s getting old and seems too light frame for the prem. hes quick but not rapid like aguero or someone and when ive saw him play this season he seems to be so average.

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  • Toon Tang

    Nov 2, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #7

    AMEOBI – a team like bolton would be ideal. maybe even a better championship team. i think if he were to get a run of games at one of these said teams he will score goals.

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  • AMEOBI

    Nov 2, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #8

    Good read on Maiga, looks a definate signing

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  • Newcastle Rock

    Nov 2, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #9

    Newcastle in race to sign Argentina hotshot Ferreyra

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  • Newcastle Rock

    Nov 2, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #10
  • AMEOBI

    Nov 2, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #11

    Toon tang, aye would be pleased for him to go to another club for footballing reasons, bringing Maiga in will please me

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  • lewytoon

    Nov 2, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #12

    if lovenkrands does leave i wish him good luck and thanks for the goals in the championship

    who is ferreyra, must be good if he is also being tracked by juventus, article very brief, anyone know anything else about him??

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  • AMEOBI

    Nov 2, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #13

    Ferreyra? Never heard of him, but eyed by big teams and young seems to a be talent

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 2, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #15

    dont blame Lovenkrands for leaving but well we need to get better players anways, we’l onl have Ba and Best as out and out strikers so we will need atleast 1 maybe 2 depending on how Ben Arfa fairs up.. Shola is a striker yes but he cant be counted and Sammys a better winger

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  • lewytoon

    Nov 2, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #16

    he’s nicknamed chunky haha

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  • Dannyo

    Nov 2, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #17

    More honor in Loven going elsewhere to get play time, than like Smith, who’s happy to sit out soaking up the pay.
    In any case, about Loven, happy he’s out, he’s CLEARLY not PL material anymore.
    Has nothing going for him imo.
    Not too good finishing, getting slower, not strong at all, can’t dribble…

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  • lewytoon

    Nov 2, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #18

    chucky*

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  • The Carnivorous Badger

    Nov 2, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #19

    Sad to see Lovnekrands leave, I like him as a player and a character.

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  • liam85

    Nov 2, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #20

    I really took a shine to Lovnekrands in the championship. He’s a great player but he’s not really been scoring in the PL.
    I will follow him to see how he does in the future. We should all have great respect for what he does on and off the pitch for us.. good luck to him 🙂

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  • LEROI

    Nov 2, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #21

    Lovenkrands leaving in jan could be a huge problem! We’ll have no Ba definitely at the ACN, Shola has just been cleared to play for Nigeria so he’ll probably go to africa too. There’s no reason Sammy can’t play for nigeria aswell, Hba may still not be up to speed either! Little bit worrying!

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  • wynsleap

    Nov 2, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #22

    I don’t think anyone would begrudge Lovenkrands a move to a club where he’ll get more playing time.
    He’s done a great job for the Toon with a good goal scoring ratio and who can forget his willingness to play even just after the death of his father?
    If we could get rid of Smith, Ranger, Xisco and Lovo too we could free up around £130 -140,000 per week wages in January.
    That should be enough to allow us to buy two quality forwards like Sow and Maiga which could really put us up in the top 6 this season.
    Have a feeling though that it’ll be Maiga only or Maiga and a young cheap option with potential.

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  • toonincheek

    Nov 2, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #23

    theking – Nigeria haven’t qualified, or so I understand, so the Ameobi’s will not be going to ACN.

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  • cheikmate

    Nov 2, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #24

    Huge respect for loven, only leaving so he can get game time, money obv isnt his priority bcos he wil most likely earn less if he were to join a championship team.

    I will never forget the goal and his emotional celebration when he played following the death of his dad.

    Good luck in the future Peter.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Nov 2, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #25

    It seems something always get lost in translation, but being the Dane I am I’ll try to rectify Ed’s article. This is what McLoven told the papers in Denmark:

    Patience Løvenkrands awaiting situation

    “The Danish striker Peter Løvenkrands waits patiently for his chance at Newcastle, where he, despite a marginalized role continues to thrive, but have begun to wonder what will happen when his contract expires this summer.

    Newcastle have had a promising start to the season in the English Premier League but the club’s Danish striker Peter Løvenkrands it was not the pure idyll.

    After having been a regular start in last season has rapfodede Dane in this game played a supporting role with The Magpies, whose impressive streak has made way to keep the card hooked to Løvenkrands.

    – We’ve got some great results and played well, and so it is obviously difficult to replace. How is football and you just have to wait, sometimes for a long time and other times not so long time and I hope of course to the last, says the Newcastle striker, who has understanding for his boss Alan Pardews choice.

    – We have had some good conversations, and it is understandable that he will not make as much about things when it goes as it goes. If I were a part of the team and it went well, I’m not like that he changed out.

    The sparse playing time despite so enjoy Peter Løvenkrands still lives at St James’ Park, but the contract expired in just eight months he has begun to consider what will happen after this season.

    – I enjoy being here, but I have only this season left on my contract and so is my agent and I have to keep your eyes open and look at other options in the event that I will not prolong, says he ball. com.

    – I’ve talked a little with the club, but for now we await.

    Despite his 31 years feel the previous AB, Rangers and Schalke 04-player is still in great shape and he wants more with his career, why playtime – or lack thereof – may well be the deciding when Newcastle should be selected either or wreck.

    – Of course, playing crucial. Mon do not want to be a place where you can not play. Although I’m over 30, so I can feel the workout that I am as fit as many of the young people of 19-20 years. I have plenty of years left in me yet, it’s just about finding the right place.

    – I’ve had a fantastic career so far and I still have some goals I want to achieve. I need two goals to have scored 100 goals in his career, and it’s a milestone, I want to reach.

    The former midfielder will not rule out that he makes as many of his countrymen and returns to Denmark in his career fall, but so far he goes anywhere abroad.

    Peter Løvenkrands has this season played three Premier League matches and as many Carling Cup matches for the club, which he joined in January 2009.”

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  • LEROI

    Nov 2, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #26

    Oh Nigeria didn’t qualify. oh well things aren’t as bad as i thought although i do hope Sammy gets more of a chance than Shola if we need to utilise them instead of Hba!

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  • StuW

    Nov 2, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #27

    Good luck to him. He has done more than enough for us since joining, and what was a free transfer turned out to be stellar business. I hope he gets the club he wants, and I think we should all be thanking him for sticking around during that nightmare period.

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  • LEROI

    Nov 2, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #28

    @ toonincheek.
    nice 1 on the translation of me name mate. oh & thanks for that Nigeria info i just assumed they were too big a team not to qualify! just goes to show if you don’t win games, you don’t win prizes i suppose.

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  • cupiddstunt

    Nov 2, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #29

    Stats are not too shabby, just goes to show all the posters on here that have slagged him and his game really don’t have a clue. Never been first choice striker but 29 goals in 79 appearances a lot of them coming on as a sub I think is excellent, along with that he has always come across as a perfect professional.

    Best of luck Peter whatever your decision is.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Nov 2, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #30

    Championship Player at best.

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  • Lee Dodd

    Nov 2, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #31

    Peter Lovenkrands is a Good Player Fine Servant For Newcastle United BUT he has had his day – He is really a championship player now at 31 years Young – would work great with Chris Hughton at Birmingham ???? or maybe swansea or somewere like that ??? Wigan Bolton Stoke ??? We need Younger Players Move on and Win things !!!!!

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  • will

    Nov 2, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #32

    I think Brimingham would be mentioned now, and would be good choice for him to work with Chris again

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