We haven’t heard too much from Argentine striker Facundu Ferreyra, who signed on a season-long loan from Shakhtar Donetsk in August.
Facundu Ferreyra – on a one year loan deal
Facundu has had difficulty making the first team squad so far, but we suppose he needs time to settle down and it looks like he was very impressive in the U21 5-0 win on Monday against Middlesbrough at St James’s Park.
Ferreyra did play in the pre-season, but has yet to make his debut at Newcastle with Papiss Cisse, Manu Riviere and young Spaniard Ayoze Perez all ahead of him in the pecking order.
It seems like U21 manager Peter Beardsley was impressed with what he saw on Monday:
“I have to say he’s been excellent for us,” “He hasn’t played many games for us, but he’s been outstanding.”
“He was involved in Arma’s first goal, and I just look at the things he does for the team and his attitude is incredible.”
“One day, hopefully, he’ll be a top player for us.” “His attitude is spot on – he’s brilliant around the training ground – and really, I couldn’t praise him enough.”
Ferreyra knew Newcastle captain Fab Coloccini, and it seems he was signed on loan on the recommendation of the Newcastle captain.
There was a report in the Chronicle a few weeks ago that Facundu was not impressing at all in training, but that report could have been untrue.
It seems the report yesterday that Vurnon Anita was grumbling to Alan Pardew about not getting into the squad was also untrue – according to the player himself.
Maybe Facundu can still come though soon for the side, but he will have to make a big impact in the first team, if he has any chance of making his loan deal permanent.
It’s good that he has a top class attitude, and it would be great if the Argentine can find his feet soon, and start playing well for the Newcastle first team.
What do you think?
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