Newcastle Sign Veteran Striker Shefki Kuqi, Meh

Chris Wright

10th, February 2011


By Chris Wright

Newcastle United have announced the signing of former Swansea frontman Shefki Kuqi on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

Kuqi will now go straight into Newcastle’s squad for Saturday’s Premier League trip to Blackburn (one of his 12 former clubs) to provide bare-bones cover for Nile Ranger, Peter Lovenkrands and Leon Best.

Said 34-year-old Kuqi on his arrival at St James’ Park:

“I got a phone call from my agent last week who said there might be a possibility to go to Newcastle, and

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