Well – would you believe it – but Emile Heskey is about to sign a deal at Newcastle.
Emile Heskey – to sign for Newcastle
Sorry, but I just couldn’t resist putting this out – and of course Emile Heskey, who is now a free agent after his contract ran out at Aston Villa in the summer, is indeed going to sign for Newcastle.
But it’s not the great Newcastle United, but the Newcastle Jets down under.
That’s where a number of former top players finish out their careers these days with former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler doing that recently when he played for the North Queensland Fury and the Perth Glory – love those names!
Emile is now 34 and in his career he’s played 696 club games and scored 151 goals, and has played for Leicester City, Liverpool, Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic and Aston Villa and presumably will have one last fling with Newcastle.
Emile also played as a striker 62 times for England but scored only 7 goals, and that was always a criticism of the striker – he didn’t score enough goals.
Sorry to be so frivolous, and I’ll try to get serious again – very serious – just as soon as I can – promise.
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