20 year-old Gael Bigirimana played 25 times for the first team last season, in his very first season on Tyneside, after being signed for around £1M from Coventry City in the summer of last year.
Gael Bigirimana – fallen in love with Newcastle
There are about three weeks to go to the loan deadline, and we are hoping that a number of Newcastle’s younger players are sent out on loan to get some first team experience, and one of them is Gael Bigirimana, one of our best young players at the club.
He’s made only one appearance so far this season, and the youngster has to get games, if he is to quickly improve on Tyneside.
Bigi was at a Show Racism the Red Card event at St James’ Park this week, and he says he has fallen in love with the club:
“I am in love with Newcastle now, every time I don’t make the squad I watch the game and I see how passionate the fans are, I want to be part of that.”
“If I want to be one of the top players at this club I need to get experience, I need to go on loan.” “If this will make me a better player then I don’t mind.”
“But it’s so that when I come back, I will be an even better player for Newcastle United.”
Good words there from the Burundi born player.
And with competition for places in central defense very stiff this season, maybe the best thing to do is to loan Bigi out to a Championship club for the rest of the season, and then in the summer he will be in a good position to challenge for a first team place at Newcastle.
What do you think?