The Daily Mirror is reporting that Newcastle may be interested in a move for Rangers striker Kris Boyd. The 26-year-old Scotland international is approaching the end of his contract and may be available for a reasonable fee as Chris Hughton seeks to add to his squad to secure promotion to the Premier League.
A move for Boyd is thought to be dependant on the future of Marlon Harewood whose loan deal runs out next week. Harewood endured a tough start to his career at Newcastle and was even jeered by the Toon Army on his first appearance. But he has gone from strength to strength in recent games and has led the line well for Newcastle. A decision has yet to be made about whether his loan will be extended or not; if it is, then a move for Boyd is unlikely, but if Harewood returns to Villa, then Hughton will be on the lookout for an experienced striker. An experienced pro is needed to support Ameobi and the youngsters Andy Carroll and Nile Ranger.
Boyd is up for sale as he becomes a free agent in the summer and has been linked with a move to England for some time now. He is in good form with 13 goals in 17 appearances this season and is known to be keen on a move to Newcastle. There is uncertainty over his future but Boyd may prefer to wait till the end of the season and assess his options at that point; staying at Rangers may ensure more silverware.
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