Some of Newcastle’s youngsters aren’t so young any more, and next season will be almost a make or break season for a lot of them.
Brad Inman – crucial season for the 21 year-old
And that’s going to be true for the likes of Brad Inman, Sammy Ameobi, James Tavernier, Shane Ferguson and Haris Vuckic, to name only five, and the first four are 21 and Haris turns 21 in August.
So they are not youngsters any more, and will need to show what they can do next season, if they are to have a future career at Newcastle.
Brad Inman is one of those youngsters, and he has been offered a one year deal at the club, but has not yet agreed terms with Newcastle.
Brad is coming off a good loan spell at Crewe Alexandra last season, where he managed to play at Wembley in the final of the Johnstone Paint Trophy when Crewe beat Southend 2-0 on April 7th.
This is what Brad told the Evening Chronicle today:
“Hopefully, I’ll be back at Newcastle next season – I can’t really say any more than that.” “I want to push on to next season, and see what the future brings.”
“It was a dream come true for me playing at Wembley.” “Even some of the best players don’t get the chance to play at Wembley.” “The pitch, the stadium and the fans – it was just a great day.”
“Achieving that at 21 was good.” “I just hope to play there again some time.” “I got eight goals for Crewe in 26 appearances.” “It wasn’t a bad scoring ratio.”
“I played in a midfield three with one holding and two attacking.” “I played on the left a couple of times, cutting inside and shooting.”
Crewe are keen to get him on loan, or on a permanent basis for next season.
It’s up to Brad to produce in this coming season, otherwise he will be moved out and that’s true for the other four we mentioned above.
Conor Newton and Paul Dummett are two other 21 year-olds who have also been offered one year deals at Newcastle, but they haven’t signed them yet, and it seems they also have offers coming from St. Mirren, with Celtic also said to be interested.
Both lads did great on loan at St. Mirren last season, and helped them win the Scottish Communities League Cup for the first time, when they beat Hearts 3-2 in the final at Hampden Park, with Conor scoring one of the goals.
And there were local reports that Mehdi Abeid, who turns 21 in August and who played on loan at St. Johnstone last season, is leaving the club this summer, and will join Frenchman Yven Moyo, who was told a few months ago to find another club.
It’s time for our youngsters to show what they can do next season, if they want to continue their careers at Newcastle.
Things can get tough when you grow older.
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