We had an article out yesterday that five of our young players needed to have first team games out on loan, but the Newcastle manager has come out today and said he wants to send three of them, maybe even four of them out on loan, but there isn’t much interest in the players.
Gael Bigirimana – not much interest in youngster for a loan move
The five players we identified were James Tavernier, Gael Bigirimana, Haris Vuckic, Curtis Good and Adam Campbell – and Alan has today said he’s been trying to find loan moves for Gael Bigirimana, Haris Vuckic. Adam Campbell and maybe Curtis Good.
This is what Pardew told The Journal today:
“I think there are one or two players that we would love to loan out but we haven’t got the options,”
“Adam Campbell, Bigirimana and Haris (Vuckic), they need to go out on loan but we haven’t had the takers yet.”
Of course we did get Dan Gosling out on loan to Blackpool last week, but Dan’s four year stint will be up at Newcastle next summer, when he will become a free agent, so his future is certainly not on Tyneside.
It’s a little worrying that those players are not generating any interest from say Championship clubs, and Alan Pardew is also open to a loan move for Curtis Good, who played well in the Capital One Cup game at Morecambe last month.
Some clubs have come in for the players, and Hartlepool came in for young Campbell, but it seems he wants to play at a higher level – but shortly we’ll have to remember that beggars cannot be choosers – and get them out to a club, even if it is further down the league.
Maybe Bigirimana could go back to Coventry on loan, but of course the club may not need a player in central midfield like their former youngster, so at the moment it’s a bit of a challenge for Alan Pardew.
We just don’t think playing for the Newcastle U21 side will develop these players quickly enough, but on the other hand Newcastle need some level of guarantee that if the youngsters do go out on loan, then they will get first team playing time, but so far, it seems those promises have not been forthcoming.
What do you think?
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