Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Harewood Agrees Magpies Move
There was a hot pursuit for the experienced striker with clubs like West Brom and Middlesbrough thought to be chasing the striker. It was even rumoured that League Two side Notts County were set to sign Harewood as their new owners try to continue to sign big name players.
The jury is still out amongst many footballing pundits as to whether Marlon is a good signing or not for the promotion favourites.
Harewood did have a short spell in the Championship last season with Premiership new boys Wolverhampton Wanderers and having failing to impress at Molineux found himself back at Aston Villa for the start of the season.
Now the former Nottingham Forest and West Ham striker has a chance to revive his career. Temporary Newcastle manager Chris Hughton told the Newcastle United official website, "We're delighted to have Marlon on board."
If Marlon Harewood can find the kind of form he enjoyed at West Ham and Nottingham Forest many football fans across the football league believe this could be a very astute signing.
A die hard Newcastle fan added, "He is a player we need and a player that can score goals for us on his day," so having the majority of Newcastle fans behind this signing is likely to give Marlon the confidence he needs to score goals in the Championship.
Hughton talked up Harewood's ability by saying, "He's got experience, and his record shows he has an eye for goal."
"It's a great challenge for him, he's played for some great clubs but it hasn't worked out for him at Aston Villa".
Harewood himself seemed in an exctiable mood as he could not hide his delight at signing for such an illustrious club.
"I can't wait to get my career back on track."
"I'm fit and raring to go and really believe I'm at one of the biggest clubs there is, this is a great challenge for me and now I just want to play my part."
Harewood also revealed that playing in front of such passionate fans on Tyneside was one of the main reasons for him signing.
"This is one of the greatest things about signing, the potential to play in front of 52,000 fans is a very special one."
If Marlon is given a real opportunity to play regular football he could be a force to be reckoned with and will score plenty of goals to ensure Newcastle United stay top of the table come Christmas time. Pundits are already betting on Marlon Harewood to be one of Newcastle's leading scorers.