News today that Newcastle’s Australian born midfielder Brad Inman has turned down a chance to play out on loan at Gateshead.
Brad Inman – refused to go on loan at Gateshead
That’s always a dangerous move for a young player to make, but it seems that Brad wants to go out on loan – but he thinks he can play at a higher level than the Conference in English football.
Alan Pardew is keen to get the lad out on loan to get some first team games, and the Scottish youth player (his mother is Scottish) has been in fine form for the Newcastle U21 side this season, following a long injury absence last season.
Brad was nicknamed ‘Kaka’ when he first arrived on Tyneside, because of his similarity to the Brazilian International, whose star seems to now be on the wane at Real Madrid.
Inman’s huge potential was recognised when he won the Wor Jackie award in 2010, given to the best Newcastle U18 player.
20 year-old Inman now has a two year contract which runs out in the summer of 2014, so he will need to make his mark at Newcastle soon, if he wants to stay on Tyneside, and other players the same age – like Sammy Ameobi James Tavernier and Shane Ferguson are coming through big time on Tyneside.
It turns out that a loan move to Gateshead had been set up for the lad earlier this month, but Brad didn’t want to join the local club, and now has until November 25th to finalize a loan move somewhere else.
It’s a surprise that Brad didn’t take the opportunity to show what he can do at Gateshead, where youngsters like James Tavernier and Paul Dummett have played recently, and become better players because of the experience.