When Jose Enrique was at Newcastle from the summer of 2007 though the summer of 2011, Newcastle never really had a natural left back pushing him for his first team place, and Jose was never really challenged, although the Spanish U21 International made great strides on Tyneside, before he pushed for a move away and ended up at Liverpool two years ago.
Massadio Haidara in training this summer
But now Newcastle have Davide Santon and Massadio Haidara fighting it out, and Yanga-Mbiwa, Anita and local lad Paul Dummett can all play at left back.
We noticed that 20 year-old Frenchman Massadio Haidara did not make the trip to Portugal, and news today in the Newcastle Journal that the 20 year-old may be loaned out for the first part and in pre-season training, may change his mind, and Massadio may be sent out on loan.
Haidara is a popular lad on Tyneside, after coming through that ridiculous tackle from Callum McCallum at Wigan, and the Newcastle fans sent the lad a ton of good will messages during his recovery, which was short because he somehow avoided serious injury.
And Massadio is good enough to be loaned out to a Premier League clubs, so we’ll just have to wait to see what happens, and a lot of it depends on the form of Geordie Paul Dummett, who has improved immensely from his loan spell at St. Mirren last season.
And that will encourage Alan Pardew to send out a lot of his good youngsters to get first team games on loan in the coming season – that’s what the big clubs like Manchester United do all the time.
And as an example that’s what they did with Tom Cleverley, and he was loaned out to Leicester (15, 2), Watford (33, 11) and Wigan (25, 4) from 2009 and picked up 73 appearances and 15 goals and subsequently became a first team player for the Reds.
That’s a way Newcastle can bring on the youngsters and it seems to have worked big time for Paul Dummett last season at St. Mirren. where he got rave reviews.
And we are now starting to understand why, because he was Newcastle’s best player on Tuesday night, and he brilliantly set up the fourth goal for Sylvain Marveaux
We think that Massadio needs to play next season, and being loaned out to a Premier League club or a Championship club would help him develop his game in England.
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