Chris Hughton is still considering letting some of his talented youngsters out on loan next season, to get first-team experience.
Nile Ranger – on loan next season?
It appears that Leeds and Carlisle are keen on 19 year-old Nile Ranger, while Burnley wanted goalkeeper Fraser Forster.
Kazenga LuaLua (Brighton?), Ryan Donaldson and Tamas Kadar could also find themselves loaned out next season, but Chris still has to decide exactly which of the youngsters will go.
Hughton talked about this to the Newcastle Journal this morning:
“We don’t need to make a decision yet on Nile and the others,” “We’re only a couple of weeks into pre-season and we really want to look at them first before deciding what’s going to happen with them.”
“Nile has come back from the summer in really strong shape and so has Kazenga LuaLua. Tamas Kadar was looking excellent until he picked up his injury too.”
“It may be the case that we will let them go because we feel they would be better served by regular first-team football. I think we’d be talking Championship level for someone like Nile, who did well for us at that level last season, and the same goes for the others.”
“But we have not made a firm decision. They are our players and we will take a decision that benefits us rather than being rushed into anything by other clubs who obviously would like to take them as well.”
With also bringing players in on loan next season, Newcastle will be heavily involved in the loan market for the next several seasons, as Newcastle’s excellent Youth Policy continues moving in a fast-forward direction.
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