Loan Deadline Approaching For Three Newcastle Players

We had expressed some concern about what happens to Sammy Ameobi, if Newcastle are successful in bringing Wilfried Zaha on loan in January, after the 21 year-old Zaha has seen almost no playing time at the Red Devils under new manager Davide Moyes.

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Sammy Ameobi – could be sent out on loan

And the Journal today is reporting that Alan Pardew is looking to loan out Sammy Ameobi, along with other players such as Haris Vuckic and Gael Bigirimana.

All three players are on the fringes of the Newcastle first team,  and would be better served if they could have first team football through the end of the season.

Middlesbrough are said to be interested in taking Sammy again, and former club Coventry are interested in taking Gael Bigirimana on loan – but Gael should be playing at least Championship football, given the progression he’s made since he arrived on Tyneside with 25 first team appearances last season.

The deadline for “emergency” loan moves is November 28th, which is Thanksgiving Day over here in the US.

And it doesn’t necessarily bode well for Sammy’s future that Newcastle’s manager wold prefer to bring Zaha in, at the expense of playing time for Sammy Ameobi, but in any case whatever happens – Sammy needs first team playing time somewhere.

And if Sammy is sent out on loan before the end of the month, we could assume that means the chances of Newcastle getting Zaha on loan in January are therefore good.

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6 comments so far

  • magicbus

    Nov 18, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #1

    Get as many out on loan as is safe to do they need playing time and experience. Afraid Haris just does not do it for me.

  • Sav

    Nov 18, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #2

    Can’t see the sense in bringing Zaha in but Sammy should be tearing up trees in the reserves and on loan when he wass at ‘Boro and he isn’t doing it. He has to look to himself to force his way in.

  • ballerfan2

    Nov 18, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #3

    Can’t see why we would take Zaha. Can we/will we guarantee him playing time? Watched him the other night for England u21s and he was twice as frustrating as Ben Arfa, constantly running into blind alleys or trying to take on one player too many. Why have two players of this type and who will be left out? Not good for Ben Arfa or any of our own youngsters for that matter.

  • 70TWO

    Nov 18, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #4

    Can only think Pardew wants to bring Zaha under his wing to give him the personal management he requires! It does make you wonder why Sammy and Haris, both wide men, have not flourished under such personal tutelage?

    With only one loan birth remaining, there will need to be some careful consideration about selecting between a wide forward and an experienced CF. The future attacking ‘fret’ is at stake for the following season.

  • 70TWO

    Nov 18, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #5

    Sammy will not be taken by Boro now that they have ‘Super agent’ Jorge Mendes involved at the club. NUFC, or rather the Joeker, needs to be pushing for these fringe players to be taken by Championship clubs. Those teams with small squads who could do with some extra legs and even still be (partially) payed by NUFC to get some good experience. Forest and Ipswich would be preferable, but Huddersfield, Charlton, Doncaster, Shef W. & Yeovil also have small squads.

  • toonluvva

    Nov 18, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #6

    Can someone please clarify this loan arrangement between clubs.

    For example, lets say we send out Sammy, Bigi and Vukic but then incur injuries to our squad players can we get them back?


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