Two years ago last February Remie Streete won the Wor Jackie award, which is given out to Newcastle’s best U18 player for the season, and it was thought at that time that Streete was on his way to become a top player at Newcastle.
Remie Streete – make or break season
But in the last couple of years Remie hasn’t really progressed like many had hoped, and he has also been hit with a few injuries.
There’s nothing better than if Newcastle can have a top young center-back come through the ranks right now, because that seems a weakness currently in the Newcastle defense.
Newcastle also have center-backs 21 year-old Australian International Curtis Good and 18 year-old Lubo Satka coming through the ranks, and Newcastle just signed Nottingham Forest center-back Jamaal Lascelles, who will be sent back to Forest on loan for the season.
Curtis is still recovering from that hip injury he picked up in early March, when he made his debut for Australia against Ecuador and he had a great game before that injury forced him out of the game – and eventually out of the World Cup – as well as out of Newcastle’s pre-season.
19-year-old Streete has just one year left on his contract, and it seems that Alan Pardew has decided the best thing for the South Shields lad is to get first him some first team football – preferably in the Championship for next season.
The Shields Gazette is reporting today that two League One clubs are interested in taking Streete on loan, after Remie has also seen some playing time for Newcastle this pre-season.
Newcastle could have Fabricio Coloccini, Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa all available in September, if Newcastle cannot unload Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and possibly Steven Taylor this summer, so his path to the first team is blocked at the moment.
But it seems that this season is critical for Street, who is no longer the golden boy at Newcastle.
And one of Alan Pardew’s jobs at Newcastle is to bring through the youngsters to the first team, and we haven’t been too successful at all at doing that over the last four years – and it’s an area that has to improve at Newcastle.
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