It’s not the first time Newcastle have been linked with West Brom striker Shane Long, but there are reports today that the Tyneside club will be in with a bid for the 26 year-old in January.
Shane Long – West Brom’s 26 year-old striker
Newcastle were said to be keen on Shane two years ago, but he ended up moving to West Brom for around £5M on a three-year contract, so he could become a free agent in the summer, and hence the interest from Premier League clubs.
But West Brom do have the option of an extra year, so it will be interesting if they will pick up that option. but if Shane keeps scoring like he did on Monday night against Aston Villa, where he scored two great goals in the first ten minutes, they will pick up that option.
We’ve always thought that Shane would be a good player for Newcastle, because he would give us another option up front – a small(ish) forward with significant speed and skill.
Stoke City and Hull City are also said to be interested in the Irish International striker, who has scored 22 goals in 80 appearances for West Brom, and while at Reading he scored 54 goals in 201 appearances.
Take a look at the two goals Shane scored on Monday night at The Hawthorns.
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And Long should be in the starting line-up for West Brom at St. James’ Park on Saturday afternoon, so Alan Pardew can have a close look at the striker, who stands 5’10” tall and has 43 caps and 10 goals for Ireland.
What do you think?
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