The Magpies to finally reward their legend.
Former Newcastle United chairman Freddy Shepherd has revealed that plans are underway to erect a statue in tribute to Magpies legend Alan Shearer.
Shearer, the all-time Premier League top scorer with 260 goals, of which 206 were netted in a stunning decade on Tyneside, will finally be rewarded for his outstanding time with the club.
Shepherd said, “It’s been resurrected. We have commissioned Tom Maley to finish it off – the family thought it was the right thing to do,” as quoted by ITV.
“We, along with the Halls, signed him and he was a great servant to Newcastle, so that’s why we are doing it.
“The idea was to put it in the Exhibition Park Museum, but we have had so many enquiries from the city about where to put it, so what we are doing is getting it finished first and then we will worry about where it’s going to go.”
Shepherd’s family business, Shepherd Offshore, has covered the cost of the sculpture, with local artist Tom Maley to create the statue in an expected four months.