No Interest In 'Troublemaker' Nilev Ranger

06 July 2011 06:02
If Nile Ranger thought clubs would be queueing to take him away from St James' Park this summer . he had better think again. Ranger said last season: "Newcastle United and Chris Hughton have saved me from a life of crime." Then Hughton got the boot and Alan Pardew moved in, and the Toon striker's career has nose-dived since and he has been put on the transfer list. He says is ready to stay and fight for his place at Newcastle United if there is no firm offer before the August transfer deadline. With no one yet willing to match United’s seven-figure asking price – despite interest from QPR, Blackpool and Nottingham Forest – Ranger finds himself in frustrating limbo. His agent, Nick Rubery: “Perhaps it would have got to the old Nile but he’s taking it in his stride. "He could still stay at Newcastle although the situation has changed there. “Newcastle have signed a striker and they’ll sign another one so he won’t start games next season, and he needs to play to help his development. “As of yet, nothing has moved forward but if the right club comes along with an offer that Newcastle find acceptable then of course he’ll be interested because it’s first-team football. “Nile feels like he’s improved, you’re hearing less and less about him for the wrong reasons. Yes, he put himself in a bad position by posting an ill-advised photo on Blackberry Messenger but he’s sorting himself out. “He’s kept himself in good shape over the summer, and he’s eager to get started for next season. “I’m sure he can be a great asset to a club in the future. “We could be talking about a 15-20 goal striker next season if he gets those games.”


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