Newcastle United Make Surprise Move for Finnish Striker

Alan Pardew wants to bring Shefki Kuqi to St. James’ Park.

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Newcastle are considering a shock swoop for striker Shefki Kuqi.

Magpies manager Alan Pardew lost the services of Andy Carroll on the final day of the transfer window when Liverpool swooped in a dramatic £35million deal.

Having seen Carroll’s exit come too late in the day before the transfer window closed to bring in a replacement from another club, the St James’ Park side have been scouring the free agent market for possibilities.

Experienced Finn Kuqi is available after having his contract with Championship side Swansea terminated by mutual consent last month.

The powerful 34-year-old forward, who has played for Stockport, Sheffield Wednesday, Ipswich, Blackburn and Crystal Palace would bring a physical presence to the Magpies’ front line.

Source: Sky Sports

Another day, another striker being linked with Newcastle United

Newcastle, currently 10th in the Premier League table and five points above the relegation places, do need a striker to ensure Premier League football next season.

But the club are being linked with every free-agent around with Kuqi being the latest.

The Finnish striker is an experienced journeyman and may be able to do a job until the end of the season.

Why will Newcastle, or Alan Pardew, not come out and say who they are speaking to because they do not have to worry about upsetting any clubs.

This way agents cannot just throw their players’ names into the public arena and waste supporters time and patience.

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