We’re not surprised that Peter Lovenkrands, whose contract is up at Newcastle on June 30th, wants to stay on Tyneside.
Peter Lovenkrands – wants new deal at Newcastle
Peter is part of the great team spirit at Newcastle, and even though he hasn’t played too much this season, he is a big fan of the club he has been part of since January of 2009, through all the ups and downs.
Newcastle will be allowing a number of players to leave the club this summer and we think Peter, along with Alan Smith, Tamas Kadar and goalkeeper Fraser Forster will be some of those to leave.
But Peter wants to stay and this is what he told the local press today:
“My contract is up at the end of the season and I need to wait to see what happens.” “I don’t know, I will have to wait and see.”
“If we are in the Champions League, though, we will need a bigger squad than normal.” “There could be a chance of me staying.”
“I would love to, of course, but we will have to see when the summer holidays come.” “It would be fantastic to play in Europe with another club.”
“I have done it with Rangers and Schalke, and to be able to do it with Newcastle would be fantastic.” “I would love to able to do it here but it will not be up to me.”
The Danish International is on 99 goals in his career so far, and he’d love to score that 100th goal at Newcastle, but he is out for the season injured, and he could have played his last game for the Newcastle club.
We think he only has an outside chance of staying on Tyneside, with Newcastle likely to bring in a young striker this summer, to augment Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse and Shola Ameobi up front.
But Peter’s record at Newcastle is good, and in 84 appearances he has scored 29 goals – not bad for a free agent.
What do you think?