Newcastle striker Peter Lovenkrands is a loan target for Championship promotion chasers Cardiff.
Peter Lovenkrands – may go out on loan to Cardiff City
News today that 22 times capped Danish International Lovenkrands wants regular first-team football, and may be sent out on loan to Cardiff City.
19 year-old midfielder Haris Vuckic is already at Cardiff for a month long loan deal, and it turns out that Malky Macakey, the Cardiff manager and Alan Pardew are good friends.
Obviously Mackay is keen to get as many good players into the club as possible, as the Cardiff City side push to join Swansea City in the Premier League next season, and Peter could certainly do a job for the Welsh club.
But with Leon Best out for the season with a knee ligament injury, who will Newcastle have in case of Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse picking up injuries?
Peter has been at Newcastle for just over three years now and in 83 appearances for Newcastle, the 32 year-old former Glasgow Rangers striker has 29 goals, and as a free transfer was an excellent signing for the club.
The news is in the Daily Mirror, and 39 year-old Mackay is close to Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, from their days together at West Ham United, when Alan was the manager and Malky was a center-back at the club, before he moved to Watford in 2005 on a free transfer.
We’d be very surprised if Peter goes out on loan, although maybe a month long loan would be okay, but if one of Newcastle’ strikers were injured he would need to be recalled.
Peter will be hoping to get some games to attract some clubs in the summer, when his contract runs out at Newcastle and he becomes a free agent.
Lovenkrands is still a good player and a natural striker, but he hasn’t been given many chances at Newcastle this season.