The image of Newcastle United has taken a little bit of a hammering over the last season, so it’s good to hear that one of our possible transfer targets is keen to join Newcastle.
Alex Pearce – interested in joining Newcastle
Alex Pearce is at Reading, and the 24 year-old center-back is out of contract at the end of this month, and he is a long term target of Liverpool, and Newcastle have become interested in getting him – if you believe the recent press reports.
A source close to the player (his agent?) has been quoted in the Shields Gazette today and this is what they said:
“I do think Alex would be a fantastic signing for Newcastle,” “He’s in a fantastic position, and there’s a number of clubs monitoring him.” “Newcastle would be a club that would interest him.”
“He’s a leader, and a player that Reading groomed to be captain.” “He’s a vocal player and isn’t afraid of telling people if they’re not doing their jobs.” “He leads from the back, pushes the defense up, and gives 100% in training and games.”
“He’s not in any rush and a lot of clubs aren’t in any rush either. He’s got himself into this position and the next move has to be right for him on football grounds.”
“Premier League football is something that once you’ve had a taste of it, you don’t want to let it go, but at the moment we’re still in touch with Reading.”
“He came through the Academy there, but if they want to bring players in and pay them more than the lads who came through the Academy, there is a decision to make.”
Alan Pardew has said he would like to sign players with Premier League experience, and in addition we are short of leaders on the pitch, so if Alex is good enough, he would seem to be a decent signing as a free agent.
What do you think?
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