Sky Sports and other news outlet have reported that as many as six of Newcastle’s fringe players – Gael Bigirimana, Shane Ferguson, Kevin Mbabu, Remie Streete and Haris Vuckic. will be sent on loan to Rangers FC – in an effort to help Rangers get promoted to the Scottish Premier League, via the four club playoff format.
And Newcastle have just confirmed this news.
Mike Ashley – deals between his two clubs
Mike Ashley is in control of both Newcastle and Rangers, so we suppose he can basically do what he likes, especially because SFA rules have no restriction on cross-border loan deals.
That will give those players some first team football, and the previous news was that Curtis Good could have been one of the players – but that hasn’t happened and that’s good.
We have already lost Steven Taylor so we are a bit short of central defenders – and we have only two experienced center-backs in Colo and Willo.
So we are short of back four players and especially central defenders – which is why it’s good we have kept Curtis at the club.
We have been one center-back short all this season, after we sent Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to Roma, and that deal was made permanent earlier in the week.
And Steven Taylor picked up his Achilles injury and now out for the rest of the season.
The news has been coming in all night that a mega-loan deal was being negotiated between Ashley’s two clubs, to send Newcastle players north of the border.
This deal will mean we have let back four players – Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Davide Santon and Remie Streete – all leave the club, and we lost Steven Taylor to injury in early January – so that’s four back four players we have lost in the last five weeks.
When we initially wrote this article, we thought Curtis Good would be one of them, so it’s good (excuse the pun) that he was not allowed to go out on loan.
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