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Rumour Mill-Harewood Come to Burnley Would He?

The Clarets are rumoured to be interested in bringing stiker, Marlon Harewood, who will be 32 in August to Turf Moor.

If the speculation is true though, they could face competition from Championship rivals, Millwall and League 1 Notts County.

Harewood was released by Blackpool at the end of last season and will now be available on a free transfer. He signed for newly promoted, Blackpool in early August 2010 agreeing a two year permanent deal later that month.

During his career, Harewood has also played for Nottingham Forest, West Ham and Aston Villa as well as a host of clubs on loan.

Blackpool gaffer, Ian Holloway also allowed Harewood to join Barnsley on loan in February 2011, until the end of the 2010-11 season and it was clear he did not seem to feature in his plans.

Notts County seem to have been the quickest off the mark and are understood to have tabled a two-year deal for Harewood.

Harewood's agent, Phil Sproson confirmed recently that a couple of second-tier clubs have made offers for the striker.

'Marlon has spoken to Notts County after they made their interest known in him,' Sproson told skysports.com.

'However, he also has had two offers from two Championship clubs who are offering him two-year deals.

'A number of other sides are also keen on Marlon and he is keeping his options open.

'We will consider all offers that come our way and hopefully Marlon will have his future resolved soon.'

It is also reported in the media that Burnley too may well have offered the experienced forward a two year deal. On average he scores a goal in about every three games so there is no doubting his goal-scoring skills but once again will his age count against him bearing in mind Eddie Howe's intention to reduce the average age of the squad?

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 6 2011

Time: 12:21PM

Your Comments

Not sure about this one, he can certainly find the back of the net but he has been a bit of a journeyman and spent a lot of time out on loan during his career. His most stable period was definitely at West Ham with 47 goals in 142 appearances but he seems to have lost his way since. Age 32 is not too bad; should have at least another couple of seasons in him at this level.Thoughts?
turfmanphil
I do not believe this rumor has any truth in it, a 32-year old player? Where Howe wants a younger squad? Nah, doubt it.
nor-claret
Rodriguez, Austin and Paterson are all young. We dont need EVERY striker to be young! 32 isnt that bad anyway. He would be a very good replacement for Thompson. In fact for Iwelumo!
boltonclaret
Is this all we can attract these day as a Football Club last week Howard now Harewood really unbelievable Jeff, thought this season we would be looking for better quality and younger squad.
Fedupclaret
Thank you Bolton! I am glad someone else is pointing out that not ALL the players we sign need to be under 25! I am not sure at all. He doesnt seem to made regular appearance for a while has he!
Claretdale
Sure, we don't need every player to be under 25 - in fact I'd rather have the c.defenders more experienced and mature rather then young and more capable of doing errors, but when it comes to the strikers I prefer younger blood that still want to show what they are good for. My opinion.
nor-claret
Does not inspire me. Agree age should not rule a player out but to me the older they are the better their record should be.
cornwallclaret
Have no real problem with his age. A blend of youth and experience can be a good thing and with so many young 'uns in the squad having an old'un in the dressing room isn't necessarily a bad thing. Though as someone approaching birthday no. 46 I'm not sure 32 is exactly past it. More of a problem for me is Harewood's ability - surely we can attract a better quality of player ?
RickersTwickers
NC - I think I agree with you. How was your visit?
Couch Potato
If rumour is true Coyle signed Robbie more for the dressing room than the pitch. I therefore tend to agree that a wise addition to the squad maybe an older player the manager can entrust the dressing room.
VinRogue
Couch, sorry for the late anwser. The visit was great! Tasted over 30 diff. ales :) Met Willie Irwine, visited Robin Hood-land (Nottingham) . it was great. I'm going back again but not sure if it'll be this year or next.
nor-claret
 

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