Alan Pardew wants to sign 19 year-old German born Arsenal youngster Serge Gnabry on a season-long loan deal at Newcastle, with Serge able to play as an attacking midfielder or as a winger.
Serge Gnabry – Arsenal attacking midfielder
Newcastle, Southampton and Sunderland are the clubs that seem to be fighting out to take the Stuttgart-born German Youth International on loan, and he only just turned 19 earlier this month.
Serge has already played for the German Youth sides through the U19 level, and the Arsenal manager Wenger thinks the German lad can be a star of the future.
One thing against this signing, would be it may hamper the development of our own youngsters in the squad like Adam Armstrong as just one example – and while Serge could be good at Newcastle – there would be no way we could sign him permanently in the future, if he does well on Tyneside.
Arsenal signed Gnabry from his home town club VfB Stuttgart in 2010 for £100K, and last season he played 14 times for Arsenal with one goal and he’s made 18 appearances in total for the Gunners so far.
Serge is the son of an Ivorian father and a German mother, and Newcastle may try to bring in a couple of loan players for the season.
But we saw last summer with Loic Remy, that if they do well they will not sign on permanently at Newcastle, and that is even more true with younger players like this Arsenal starlet.
But we also need a good side for next season and a couple of loan signings would be OK – we suppose.
What do you think?
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