Dutch international Erik Pieters seems still to be a target of Newcastle in the summer.
Erik Pieters – could be coming to Newcastle this summer
As we reported earlier today, Erik has a hairline fracture of his foot, and he is currently in a plaster and has probably played his last game for PSV this season, and he is now trying to get fit for Holland, so he can play in the European Championships in Poland and the Ukraine this summer.
We always thought Erik was a decent player until he had a nightmare game against England at the end of February, where he looked vulnerable and rather slow, and was taken off at half time.
So we though we’d run a poll to see if readers think Newcastle should sign him in the summer.
Of course the 23-year-old was strongly linked with a move to Newcastle last summer, but even though it seems the move almost came off – in the end the two clubs couldn’t agree a fee.
We believe that Newcastle already have some moves agreed for the summer transfer market, and we should see players coming in during the month of June, and some may even be announced before that time, and Erik could be one of them.
And it’s hardly surprising that the Dutch International is keen to come to Tyneside, as Newcastle have had such a high profile this year, with their exploits in the Premier League, and the lads have won their last six games and have often looked a very good side.
Pieter’s agent Piet van der Pol has confirmed that Erik is interested in joining Newcastle (big surprise), but he also says that other players are interested in joining Newcastle this summer:
“He was interested last year.” ”Newcastle United is a fantastic club and I know that Erik follows them because of his friendship with Tim Krul.”
“If they come in for Erik of course he will be interested in talking to them, but right now the main thing that he is focused on is getting fit for Euro 2012.”
“Newcastle have done tremendously this season and I know that there are a lot of players who would like to join them.”
Newcastle are fast becoming a high profile club again, and if we can win our last four games of the season, there will be lots of players want to join Newcastle in the summer.
It certainly looks like Alan Pardew has quickly revived Newcastle, and they now look a very good team, and we hope that will continue for the next several seasons – fingers crossed.
And who knows, we may even win a trophy fairly soon – although yes – I must not get carried away – I almost forgot.