There is news today that Liverpool may offer Newcastle a player or players on loan for the coming season, as part of the overall deal to sign Gini Wijnaldum for around £25M.
But what good would a loan player be to Newcastle this season, unless he was a top player who we would play as a starter, simply because he would be better than what we have.
Rafa Benitez – do loan players make sense for him next season?
But to take a young Liverpool player on loan or a mediocre player on loan seems to make no sense.
What good would it be to Newcastle for Rafa to start bringing the best out of a young Liverpool player over the season when we have youngsters of our own to develop?
Players like Rolando Aarons, Isaac Hayden. Jamie Sterry and Adam Armstrong to name but a few , who need playing time to develop.
There was speculation when Rafa signed Isaac Hayden from Arsenal, whether it would be a permanent deal or a loan deal like he had completed at Hull City last season.
But Rafa was smart and brought the 21 year-old in permanently for £2.5M.
So we would be very surprised if we get a loan player from Liverpool as part of the deal for Gini, unless it’s somebody very experienced whom Rafa would use a lot and we would have an option to buy in the loan contract.
Somebody like holding midfielder Lucas Leiva may be one of the few who would make sense to come on loan, but we’d still rather have Lucas come in on a permanent basis.
What do you think?