U's linked with Ex-England star Sheri

TEDDY Sheringham playing for Colchester United? It sounds unlikely, but it's a mouth-watering prospect all the same.Sheringham has not surprisingly been linked with several clubs, since he became a free agent following his release from West Ham.

By Carl Marston

TEDDY Sheringham playing for Colchester United? It sounds unlikely, but it's a mouth-watering prospect all the same.

Sheringham has not surprisingly been linked with several clubs, since he became a free agent following his release from West Ham.

The 41-year-old had reportedly been targeted by League One side Bournemouth, and now the U's have also been mentioned in the chase to sign him.

United have lost both their regular strikers, Chris Iwelumo and Jamie Cureton, during a summer of torment at Layer Road, and there is also a current vacancy in the management team after assistant boss Mick Harford's move to QPR.

Sheringham leading the U's front-line, or even as a player/assistant manager, would be an exciting development, but for the moment it's just a distant prospect.

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His agent, Barry Neville, has been quick to suggest that the former England striker might not even be playing in England next season.

“We're currently talking to teams in America and other countries. There is no guarantee that Teddy will stay in England,” said Neville.

Sheringham is the oldest-ever outfield player to play in the Premiership, and he's also the oldest player to have scored in that division. He was recently awarded an MBE.

He made 51 appearances for England, and has played for Millwall, Nottingham Forest, Tottenham, Manchester United, Portsmouth and West Ham during an illustrious club career. His razor-sharp awareness, both on and off the ball, and his delightful touch should ensure that he can continue operating as a useful striker at a lower level

“I'm determined to go on playing for as long as I can,” said Sheringham.

U's fans will be dreaming of Sheringham wearing the No. 9 shirt for Colchester United next season.

He's more likely to end up playing abroad, but there's no harm in hoping, or dreaming.

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