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Newcastle Striker Hopes For New Deal – But That’s Unlikely

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?

Comments welcome.

29 comments so far

  • check the toastie

    Apr 28, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #1

    thanks but no thanks pete.

  • SmileyFace

    Apr 28, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #2

    As much as i love Loverman, maybe it’s time to move him on, get him at a championship clubs fighting for promotion, and get a younger prospect on less wages !

  • nufc786

    Apr 28, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #3

    lovenkrands could stay why not? but this club is moving forward fast carr pardew will be looking at replacements. but lovenkrands helped us to get promotion for the 1st season in the fizzy league. he gave us a big boost by staying.
    so many JUDAS names i can mention but this guy stayed. he done us a big favour


    Apr 28, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #4

    Dont think he will stay but I wouldnt turn him away, though tbf him leaving was his decision after he turned down a contract extension earlier in the season

  • Ben_BKK

    Apr 28, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #5

    Pretty sure Lovenkrands is only on quite low wages as it is, around £20-25k I think. I agree though that it’d probably be best if he moved on, he’d get more regular playing time at another club. Plus he’s shite on Football Manager lol.

  • Tsunki

    Apr 28, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #6

    Can’t see it. I like the lad but its football and time to move on. Thanks Peter though.

  • nufc786

    Apr 28, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #7

    i woud actually like it he got his 100th goal before he left newcaslte. great man, great attitude, great work ethic

  • Owldman

    Apr 28, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #8

    Would give him another 2 year contract as cover for African players going to ACON him & his wife have an executive box so Toon would get some of his wages back Those boxes dont come cheap£55 thousand a season i believe

  • nufc786

    Apr 28, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #9

    Tottenham and Newcastle are weighing up a move for Javi Marquez, 25, after the Espanyol midfielder turned down a new deal at the club, paving the way for a summer exit.

    Everton boss David Moyes is ready to snap up Wigan’s Senegal midfielder Mohamed Diame on a free transfer in the summer, but he could face competition from Newcastle. The 24-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the season.

  • Minato

    Apr 28, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #10

    I have to agree with you 786… I think if he can be kept on a new deal that reflects his position as a squad player I think we really should. Consummate professional, has been loyal to the club and has shown in the past when written off that he can still find the back of the net and put in a performance when needed. This season has really showed how valuable it is to have not just decent players that can be brought in to do a job, but those that also have the right attitude. Even if he doesn’t play another game I think it would be a shame to see him leave.

  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    Apr 28, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #11

    I have a total soft spot for lovenkrands he is a great role model when it comes to professionalism and hard work. Be nice to keep him on a low wage to mentor some of our youngsters

  • Eyeball81

    Apr 28, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #12

    NUFC786 @ 3

    Loverman did leave mate, we re-signed him after his initial 6 month deal ended….Im probably just being picky but as far as im aware he wasnt sought after by any clubs so he signed his current deal with us

  • super magpie

    Apr 28, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #13

    I think he might return as a coach 1 day, he should go to a club like Blackpool or even boro, it’s a shame he got injured, would’ve been nice to see him score his 100th career goal at st James, I wish him all the best and thank him for his big part in the promotion season.

  • SmileyFace

    Apr 28, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #14

    @5 My only issue with that is, that could pay 2-3 up and comers for cup runs and early stages of europa.

    Not Loverman who doesn’t play 😛


    Apr 28, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #15

    if shola can get a contract y not loverboy…? would love him to stay..

  • hotdog

    Apr 28, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #16
  • Lee Dodd

    Apr 28, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #17

    Peter has Been very loyal to Newcastle United But it is now time to move on – he is now a championship player not a premier league player . He would Be great For Chrissy Hughtons Birmingham next season . He was a major Part of us Getting back into the premier league who will forget his goals at St James when his dad died – true pro is our Pete !!!!!!!!!!!!! He will get a Big Send of Next week at The Man City Game.

  • nufc786

    Apr 28, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #18

    glad we resigned him then played a big contribution to our promotion from the chamiponship
    im sure pards wud love to have this guy around the academy helping youngsters out and getting in some playing time too

  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    Apr 28, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #19

    Off topic
    Krul or given?
    Benny or Robert or ginola?
    Cabaye or speed?
    Raylor/perch or Hughes?
    Xisco or andreas andersson?
    Ba or Ferdinand?
    Cisse or Cole?
    Gutierrez or solano?
    O’brien or Williamson?


    Apr 28, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #20

    I would give him a roll-over 1 year contract and keep him on~!

    Have a lot of respect for the Lad and his charity work for Alzheimers!

    He,s always tired his best for the cause and of course came to us on a free transfer!
    Could have the makings of a good youth trainer! Why Not!

  • GeordieoftheSouth

    Apr 28, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #21

    I would give him a 1 year contract, slightly less wages as he would be good cover to have with all the games we will have to play…and apparently he is a great character around the club!

  • Spuggy

    Apr 28, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #22

    Respect my lova lova he played a big part in getting us out the championship – wish him all the best.

  • josh

    Apr 28, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #23

    I think he could do a job in some small part but I think the club is moving to fast for him unfortunately. He would be a great asset for a club like wigan if they stayed up. Proper strikers, always in the box, something wigan have lacked in the epl, an out and out goal scorer. Let’s not forget he played a huge part in getting us back in the premier league though. I really hope he gets something cause I think he’s a top bloke.

  • josh

    Apr 28, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #24

    @ spuggy. Totally agree mate.

  • Solaidback

    Apr 28, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #25

    I think Ed forgot we’ve got another striker on the books too….. Leon Best is still at the club unless we sold him without anyone knowing… so Lover, tho a good players is actually 5th choice now & if we do get shot of Best & Xisco, he’d still never be used because we’re most likely bring in another striker this summer, so the best he could hope for wokuld be 5th choice…

    Personally, if the club are thinking of bringing Smudger back as a coach, I think they’d be better off givig that job to Loverman, at least he wants to play for the team still, not sit on the bench sucking 60k/wk in wages out of it… 🙁

  • alip123

    Apr 28, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #26

    Keep him on. Not the best player but not a bad option to bring on. Been a good player for us. And by the way Birmingham tried to sign him before he resigned for us but he rejected the move to Birmingham

  • Ericles

    Apr 28, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #27

    Give him a rolling annual contract. He is experienced, skilled and above all – loyal. We are heading for Europe next season and I think he will be a reliable squad player with all the extra games to come. Besides that I reckon he is a good bloke into the bargain.

  • Vinicinhos

    Apr 28, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #28

    Stayyyyyyy!!!! He’s our hero, has experience in UCL, and Demba Ba and Cissé haven’t.

    Most of our players never played UCL yet, so Loverboy will be important

  • grey_mag79

    Apr 29, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #29

    why not keep him, he knows he will not be first choice but as well as a playing contract why not get him doing his coaching badges and working with the youngsters, he is loyal to the cause


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