Fulham and Newcastle Both Interested in Striker Terrence Boyd

    Josiah Norman
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    Terrence Boyd has been told by his agent that both Fulham and Newcastle United are vying for his signature. The American attacker currently plays in the Austrian Bundesliga, and has 11 goals in 19 appearances in the league this season for Rapid Wien, so is very highly rated in Austria and is valuable to his club.

    If these two English teams want to get their hands on Boyd they will have to bid in the region of £4 million pounds for the 21 year old. He has expressed his interest in playing in England in an interview, however no bid has yet emerged from any Premier League club, although now it appears word has spread about his recent good form, and Fulham and Newcastle have both made inquiries about Boyd.

    Known for his pace and strength, the ex-Borussia Dortmund academy player will be a fantastic addition to either club, yet whether he can cope with the BPL would remain to be seen. Despite his lack of experience in a top league he is very highly rated in Austria and has shone when he has appeared for the American national team, giving him a good platform to start his career in England.

    Fulham have American connections with many players (such as Dempsey, McBride and Bocenegra) from over the pond playing for the Cottagers. A goal scorer with pace would be a good buy to take some pressure of Berbatov, fitting in for him too with Boyd's high attacking work rate. 

    At Newcastle they simply need a striker who can help create chances and then finish them. Their shooting has been woeful in recent matches, with Cisse firing many a chance wide in the home loss to Reading after blowing hot and cold all season, Ba gone to Chelsea and Shola Ameobi not being the force in front of goal the Magpies need at the moment. Boyd is almost a must sign.

    Both clubs are interested and considering both clubs positions Boyd is a bargain and a potential saviour. Goals don't come cheap these days, but they might just be here with a £4 million deal opening up for the American, who would be a fantastic acquisition for any club at only 21 years old.